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Friday, November 23, 2018 4:08 pm

  • Black Friday is now a thing in Israel

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – I was watching late night network television on Saturday night – that’s not terribly exciting here—when I was slammed with a string of ads that made me feel like I was back in America. The ads were in practically shouted Hebrew, but I could discern the same two English words in each: Black Friday. (You have […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s Mitzvah Menorah project set to benefit local groups

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth has announced that it will again collect seasonal gifts for families in need in the region. Individuals interested in purchasing a gift on someone’s ‘wish list’ from the congregation’s Mitzvah Menorah are invited to visit the Beth Emeth lobby at 100 Academy Rd., Albany from Nov. 23 through Dec. 15. Unwrapped gifts may be brought to the […]
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  • Daughters of Sarah Auxiliary raises funds to renovate the nursing center’s beauty salon

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    ALBANY–The Daughters of Sarah Auxiliary recently held its annual donor luncheon in the Founders Room at the nursing center. The luncheon helped to raise funds to support the auxiliary’s latest project. In addition, the efforts of Audrey Ellowitz noting her 10 years of leadership and service to the organization and the nursing center were recognized. Following a sit-down luncheon prepared […]
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  • Author of cult classic “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” hails from Troy

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    BY MARILYN SHAPIRO Horror fans who were in or near Santa Monica, Calif., in late October, had an opportunity to attend a Halloween Double Feature at the Aero Theater. “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” a cult classic with fans around the world, was one of two films showcased. Sitting in the audience was the film’s creator, an 86-year-old Troy native whose vivid […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – Stock index futures are indicating a firmly higher open Wednesday. The Dow is rising 0.7%, while the S&P 500 is gaining 0.9% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 1.3% above fair value on the GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to rebound from Tuesday’s downbeat session in which the Dow and […]
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  • Hadassah Capital District lists campaign to purchase incubators for the Mt. Scopus hospital

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    Hadassah Capital District is noting the 100th anniversary of the Hadassah Medical Organization with a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of two specialized incubators for the Rosalie Goldberg Neonatal ICU (NICU) at Hadassah Mt. Scopus. Organizers of the campaign report that Hadassah is a leading referral center for fetal medicine in Israel. “The advances in fetal-neonatal medicine, that […]
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  • Tzimmes on El Al plane as it makes emergency Shabbat landing in Athens

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – An El Al plane bound for Israel that was delayed from taking off in New York City was diverted to Athens on Friday, Nov. 9, to allow Sabbath-observant passengers to disembark. That’s what we know for sure. What happened on the plane? That’s another story. The flight, which had been scheduled to leave John F. […]
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  • Schenectady JCC annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Services Award and gala to note efforts of Rubenstein and two institutions

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–At its upcoming Saturday, Dec.1, gala, the Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) will honor a local person and institutions for their support of the Center and the local community at its annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards at the SJCC, 2565 Balltown Rd. Sonia Rubenstein will be presented with the SJCC Community Service Award to note her years of […]
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  • Are early Israeli elections off the table?

    By jwadmin on November 19, 2018
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA)  – “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won’t Leave” was the title of an old episode of “Frasier.” It could also describe the latest chapter in a coalition crisis that threatens to bring down Benjamin Netanyahu’s  government. The Israeli prime minister narrowly avoided having to call snap elections after, in a surprise turnaround, Education Minister […]
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  • Shift or strategy: U.S. votes ‘no’ on UN resolution censuring Israeli control over Golan Heights

    By jwadmin on November 19, 2018
    By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – The United States for the first time voted against an annual U.N. resolution condemning Israeli control over the Golan Heights at the world body. The decision by the U.S. to change its stance on the resolution, after previously voting for years to abstain, may be part of a broader shift in American policy towards the Golan […]
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