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Candle Lighting Time for Albany, NY:
Friday, September 22, 2017 6:34 pm

The Jewish World offices will be closed September 21 and 22 in observance of Rosh Hoshanah and September 30 for Yom Kippur.

  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on September 22, 2017
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Friday, September 22, 2017 – Stock index futures are indicating a lower open Friday. The Dow is down 0.1%. The S&P 500 is off 0.2% in the pre-market. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.3% below fair value on GLOBEX. U.S. equities are poised to decline attributed to geopolitical risks weighing on investor sentiment after a North Korean official said […]
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  • Norway gets refund in Palestinian terror episode, U.S. lawmakers hail action as precedent

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By RAFAEL MEDOFF/JNS.org Members of Congress and Jewish leaders are urging the U.S. to follow in Norway’s footsteps, after Oslo secured the return of funds it gave to a Palestinian women’s center that was named in honor of a terrorist. Earlier this year, Palestinian Media Watch and NGO Monitor revealed that the Norwegian government helped finance a Palestinian Authority (P.A.)-affiliated […]
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  • Punk bands prove shofar isn’t just for the High Holidays

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By MICHAEL CROLAND NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Schmekel — a transgender Jewish punk band based in Brooklyn — opened its 2011 album with “I’m Sorry, It’s Yom Kippur.” The song features lyrics like “I’m sorry I came out to you in such an awkward way” and “I’m sorry I said you have schmutz on your head when it was Ash […]
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  • Hug a chicken and 4 other twists on traditional High Holidays rituals

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Picture services for the High Holidays: A roomful of congregants sitting with heavy books in their laps listening to a rabbi sermonize or a cantor chant is what likely comes to mind. Baking pizza? Embracing a chicken under a tree? Not so much. But those are some of the things that some Jewish […]
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  • How I keep my bubbe’s memory alive during the High Holidays

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By STACEY ZISOOK ROBINSON (Kveller via JTA)  – As a kid, I didn’t live a particularly Jewish life. We were sent to Hebrew school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and got dropped off at Sunday school. We fidgeted through services occasionally — usually because we were attending a bar mitzvah or it was High Holidays season. I went to Saturday morning services […]
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  • A Jewish ‘Dreamer’ is scared, but refuses to despair

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) – At 15, Elias Rosenfeld became a “Dreamer.” At the time, the Venezuela native was attending Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Miami, where he had lived since he was 6 years old, when his Jewish family moved to South Florida from Caracas. His mother was a media executive and they had traveled […]
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  • Seniors, SJCC tweens create peace murals: Community can help create more doves

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Schenectady County-area seniors and Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) tweens came together to decorate dove cutouts to create two murals, one at the B’nai B’rith House and the other, at the SJCC. The mural projects were inspired by, and in solidarity with the “Wings for Peace” mural located at the Neve Eshkol Culture and Leisure Center in the Eshkol region […]
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  • Beth Emeth Sisterhood organizes Chai Mitzvah Program    

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    ALBANY–Chai Mitzvah, a national adult engagement program that encourages an experiential approach to Jewish life will hold its first local meeting on Monday, Sept. 25. The nine session program, which is intended to build friendships and community through learning, spirituality and social action, will be sponsored by the Beth Emeth Sisterhood as part of the congregation’s 180th anniversary celebration. The […]
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  • Easy-to-prepare holiday menu rich with flavor and color

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By MEGAN WOLF NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Two things are especially important to my holiday dishes: ease of preparation ahead of time and, of course, appeal to crowds. When time is short — and really when is it not short? — let’s make things as simple as possible. This menu fits the bill while offering a combination of flavors, textures […]
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  • ‘Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg’ to be screened on Sept. 24 at Temple Sinai in Saratoga

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– Saratoga Jewish Community Arts, will present the film, “Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg,” at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. “Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg,” created by Aviva Kempner, is a documentary film about entertainer Gertrude Berg (born Tillie Edelstein in 1899 in East Harlem of immigrant parents). A panel discussion and dessert will follow […]
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