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Friday, June 22, 2018 8:19 pm

  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2018
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Stock index futures are indicating a lower opening Thursday. The Dow is off 0.2% while the S&P 500 is climbing 0.1% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading less than 0.1 % above fair value on the GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to decline Thursday amid lingering trade concerns. On the data […]
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  • The Bronfman Fellowship announces its 32nd group; former HACD student part of contingent

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    Medad Lytton, son of Rachel Anisfeld and Timothy Lytton, has been selected as one of the Bronfman Fellowship 32nd cohort of 11th grade high school students, Lytton is a senior at the Atlanta Jewish Academy in Georgia and a member of Young Israel of Toco Hills, formerly attended the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District in Albany through the eighth grade. […]
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  • Poll shows deep divide between Israeli and American Jews — on Trump

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Israeli and American Jews disagree on much—settlements, religious pluralism, even the degree to which they are “family.” And now you can add Donald Trump to the mix. Twin polls of Israeli and American Jews published by the American Jewish Committee on Sunday, June 10, uncovered divides on all these issues, but an especially stark one […]
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  • Jewish activists, groups are helping families separated at the border

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    BY BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When Mary McCabe explains America’s immigration courts to children who have been separated from their parents, she tries to make it interactive. She draws a sketch of a courtroom and asks kids to identify the figures in the room —like the judge or the lawyers — and where they sit. For younger […]
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  • Kletters, Geislers work to ensure that 800,000 Belarusian Jews slain in Holocaust are not forgotten

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO How does one keep the memory alive of the 800,000 Belarusian Jews killed during the Holocaust? For two Capital District Jewish families, and a couple from England, the answer was simple: One monument at a time. The Republic of Belarus is a landlocked country in Europe bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. It was part of the Soviet Union when World […]
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  • Klezmer & Kosher Festival set for June 26

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    CLIFTON PARK –The 5th annual Klezmer & Kosher Festival, part of the Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival, will take place at the Schmaltz Brewery, 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, Tuesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. Clifton Park Chabad will host the program featuring the culture of Israel. Samples of Israeli cuisine, live Israeli and klezmer melodies, and Hebrew lessons will be offered. […]
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  • Creators of The Gefilteria to present interactive demonstration on June 24 in Saratoga  Springs

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    SARATOGA SPRINGS –Congregation Shaara Tfille  will host  a program entitled “The Gefilteria” on Sunday, June 24,  at 7 p.m. in at the synagogue, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs.  Co-founder of The Gefilteria Liz Alpern will present an interactive demonstration as she prepares several dishes that highlight the seasonal, lighter side of Jewish cooking while discussing the history and origins of some […]
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  • “Through the Yiddish Looking Glass” exhibit  at Yiddish Book Center

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    Illustrations offer a glimpse at an overlooked component of Yiddish literature AMHERST, Mass. – The visiting exhibit “Through the Yiddish Looking Glass: The Art of Yiddish Children’s Literature is on view at the Yiddish Book Center in the Center’s Brechner Gallery through the fall  of 2018. The exhibit features Yiddish children’s book illustrations, created by artists who often contributed their work to other […]
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  • “Shawls and Strings” photo by Mifgash student Klamka displayed at Beit Hatfutsot

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    Mifgash Jewish Community High School student Josh Klamka  earned  international recognition recently for his photo entitled “Shawls and Strings,” which was displayed in Israel at Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of Jewish Peoplehood in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Mifgash program offered a course in its fall semester entitled “Jewish Lens,” which was taught by Josh Cooper -Ginsburg. Ruth Malka,  executive director […]
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  • A day after honoring Jeff Sessions, Orthodox Union questions family separations at border

    By jwadmin on June 15, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Orthodox Union (O.U.) has released a statement criticizing the Trump administration’s policy of separating the families of illegal immigrants after they cross the U.S. border. The statement came one day after the O.U., an umbrella Orthodox group, hosted a speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose department has pledged to strictly enforce the […]
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