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  • Dangers of a Mideast nuclear arms race cast a long-term shadow

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – The danger of a Middle Eastern nuclear arms race in the near future is casting a shadow over the long-term future of a region that already has its fair share of security problems. While such a race has yet to break out, former Israeli security officials have told JNS that several Sunni states in the region […]
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  • Jewish moments aplenty during State of the Union

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Donald Trump linked his actions on Iran to the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, pivoting during his State of the Union address from his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal to a declaration that anti-Semitism must be confronted “anywhere and everywhere it occurs.” Trump also bookended his speech with references to D-Day, including salutes […]
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  • Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, interfaith activist who raised millions in Christian donations for Israel, dies at 67

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – To the many colleagues and supporters of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who died Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the age of 67, he was a man of vision whose enormous drive to succeed both facilitated and complicated his relentless efforts on behalf of the Jewish people. As head of the International Fellowship of Christians and […]
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  • All the Jewish moments and ads from Super Bowl LIII

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2019
    By EMILY BURACK NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – It would be hard to argue  the Super Bowl as a “Jewish” event. However, this year, the big game had an unusually Jewish pop culture feel: both the game’s Most Valuable Player and its main halftime performer were Jewish, and Jewish celebrities starred in some of the most talked about Super Bowl advertisements. […]
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  • Albany JCC Awards the 2018 David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    ALBANY – Haley Golderman is the recipient of the $2,000 2018 David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship of the Albany Jewish Community Center. Golderman is a first year student at the University of Vermont and recent graduate of Guilderland High School. In high school, she distinguished herself by leadership in Jewish youth groups, including serving as the president of Congregation Beth Emeth Youth […]
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  • Lunch and Learn on Feb. 13 to feature DNA testing talk by Susan Kugler

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    ALBANY – “Who Am I? How Does Modern Genetic Testing Challenge Our Identity?” is the topic of the upcoming Jewish/Catholic Dialogue Lunch and Learn at Beth Emeth, 100 Ashmore Ave., Albany from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The lunch and learn is free and open to the community. Susan Cohen Kugler, vice president of the Capital District […]
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  • SJCC to present ‘Magic Men;’ discussion to be led by Richard, Janie Garnett

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady Jewish Community Center will present  “Magic Men” as a part of its annual Jewish Film Festival, on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. Following the premiere of the film on Saturday a discussion led by Richard D. Garnett, and Janie E. Garnett will be featured, In this film a Holocaust […]
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  • Senior luncheon and program to feature discussion of Dylan’s Jewish music

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– Guest speaker Rabbi Stephen A. Karol will review Bob Dylan’s ‘Jewish’ at the Gates of Heaven free senior luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 2 p.m. Karol will play and discuss some of Dylan’s lyrics that contain biblical and Jewish references at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The program, facilitated by Rabbi Eleanor Pearlman, is open […]
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  • Michigan editor fired for critical article about hometown hero Henry Ford’s anti-Semitism

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The editor of a quarterly journal published by the historical commission of Dearborn, Mich. was let go after he published an article about Henry Ford’s history of anti-Semitism in the publication’s 100th anniversary issue. The article by Bill McGraw, editor of The Dearborn Historian, looks critically at the industrialist’s history of anti-Jewish invective and activism, including how […]
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  • Attention Jewish artists ! The SJCC is looking for you!

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) located at 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady, is looking for artists to showcase their work at the Center as part of either the March/April exhibit featuring a Jewish theme and  or the May/June exhibit with an Israel theme focus. Deadlines to submit work for consideration in the March/April Jewish-themed exhibit is Feb. 25 and for […]
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