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  • Saratoga Rabbis Report from New Zealand

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    Saratoga Temple Sinai’s rabbis, Jonathan Rubenstein and Linda Motzkin are teaching in New Zealand this month. They’ve posted this report.
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  • A more Christian nation? Tearing down a wall is also a Trump goal

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfied Donald Trump wasted no time in implementing the one campaign promise most Jews prayed he would not keep. He has begun to chip away at the wall of separation between church and state that has made this country the “golden Medina” for Jews. What he spoke of as a candidate — make this a more Christian […]
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  • When Netanyahu slept at the Kushners’ house — and other media tales of Trump’s Jewish confidantes

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Jared Kushner once lent Benjamin Netanyahu his bed. That’s a juicy takeaway from Jodi Kantor’s deep dive into the first son-in-law and his relationship with Israel published recently  in The New York Times. Netanyahu has long been a friend of the Kushners, and particularly Jared’s dad, Charles Kushner, a major donor to […]
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  • Reading Is Fun program to be theme at Gates of Heaven breakfast program on March 5

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–The Reading Is Fun Program (RIF) in Schenectady, ‘Where Every Child Is Everyone’s Child’ will be the theme of the upcoming Congregation Gates of Heaven’s Brotherhood Breakfast and Speaker Program on Sunday, March 5. The speaker will be Congregation member Dr. Alvin (‘Al’) Magid. The program, open to the public, will be held at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. It begins with […]
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  • Rona Pozner appointed to national board of  the Jewish Federation of North America

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    At the 2016 General Assembly, Rona Pozner was appointed to the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) Board of Trustees as a Northeastern New York representative for intermediate-sized federations. The JFNA Board of Trustees are committed to addressing pressing issues in the Jewish world today and dedicated to cultivating and sustaining a strong global Jewish community according to the Jewish […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s March Lunch and Learns to examine the Talmud with Rabbi Shpeen

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    ALBANY–Rabbi Scott Shpeen will lead all March Lunch and Learns at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. His topic will be “More Taste of Talmud,” which will include an exploration into how the Talmud addresses Jewish values and how these values, in turn, impact how Jews conduct their lives.  The Lunch and Learns are on Wednesdays from noon until 1:30 p.m. […]
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  • Terezin Concentration Camp is setting for Sage play ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    TROY–The Theatre Institute at Sage will present “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” by Celeste Raspanti and directed by Leigh Strimbeck at the Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater on the Russell Sage Campus, 5 Division St., Troy. Performance dates are Feb. 24 through March 5. Evening performances on Friday and Saturdays are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 […]
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  • Albany Center to screen ‘God’s Slave’ on Feb. 25

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    ALBANY–“ God’s Slave,” will be screened at the Albany Jewish Community Center, on Saturday, Feb. 25, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany at 7 p.m.  The 2013 drama, which won multiple awards, is based on the 1994 bombings that took place in Buenos Aires. It follows Ahmed, an Arab terrorist, and David, an Israeli secret agent, who are both motivated by personal tragedies, as […]
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  • Beth Emeth Tribe to host humus cook-off

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth’s young professional’s group, The Tribe, will  host a Humus Cook–off on Thursday, March 2, at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The evening will begin with a pizza dinner and be followed by the cook–off. Participants will be divided into teams and  provided with the necessary ingredients to make humus. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a […]
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  • Trump has a new idea for Middle East peace! Except it isn’t new at all.

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2017
    By Jackson Diehl The Washington Post  Donald Trump has surveyed the wreckage of decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, considered the world full of challenges his administration faces, and somehow concluded that . . . he’s going to be the president who brokers a comprehensive Mideast deal. “It might be a bigger and better deal than people in this room even understand,” he […]
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