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  • Maccabi Games unite Jewish teens with week of sports and community building

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    Excitement, team spirit, and Jewish ruach were the underlying themes of the Capital Region Maccabi Games week starting with the opening ceremonies on Aug. 6 at the Times Union Center in Albany and continuing through Aug. 11. Various youth competition sites included Guilderland High School Voorheesville High/Middle School, Western Turnpike Golf Course, Bethlehem YMCA and Keenholtz Town Park Dutchmen Field.   […]
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  • Shalom Festival in Saratoga to feature music by Oneg Shemesh, magic with Joey D.,  Shofar Factory

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– The Shalom Festival, Sunday Aug. 20, 11-6 p.m. in Congress Park, E. Congress St., Saratoga, will feature Joey D., a magician, and the Oneg Shemesh Band. There will also be arts and crafts for kids, a Shofar Factory, Saratoga Art Fest, the Jewish Book Maven, craft, jewelry, pocketbook and other vendors, face painting and a variety of snacks. […]
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  • ‘Doing Jewish: A Story of Ghana’ is slated for Aug. 23 presentation at the Bow Tie Cinemas in Saratoga

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–Congregation Shaara Tfille/The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs will present the documentary, “Doing Jewish: A Story of Ghana” on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Bow Tie Cinemas located at 19 Railroad Place, Saratoga Springs. The documentary examines the question of what makes someone Jewish? The program is part of the 2017 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival. […]
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  • Saratoga Immigration Coalition to hold walk, vigil to stress ‘All are Welcome Here’

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– Temple Sinai will join with the Saratoga Immigration Coalition, a network of civic groups, faith communities and concerned individuals, in sponsoring a walk and vigil to educate the public  about the positive role of immigrants in society on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m. in downtown Saratoga. The walk will start from three locations. Union Avenue near the track entrance, Beekman […]
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  • Mayim Bialik calls out March for Racial Justice over Yom Kippur date

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) -– Jewish actress Mayim Bialik called out the March for Racial Justice for taking place on Yom Kippur. In a Facebook post Sunday, Aug.13, Bialik complained that the timing of the march against white supremacy, scheduled for Sept. 30 in Washington, D.C., excludes Jews, who traditionally spend Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, fasting and praying. […]
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  • Our schools’ secret shame: Anti-Semitism is a regular occurrence

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    By Steve Wessler The Boston Globe The chants of “Jews won’t replace us,” shirts bearing quotes from Hitler, and signs with swastikas we saw on Saturday in Charlottesville may have startled Americans who believe that virulent anti-Semitism is a thing of the past. But for those of us who spend time listening to American middle and high school students, it was no surprise […]
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  • Maccabi Games See 1400 photos!

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    The athletes have all gone home. The venues have been restored. The host families and volunteers have recuperated. And now the 2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games can be recalled in the beautiful photography by Dennis J. Nally. Click: www.denisjnally.com At top menu, click on Contact/Store; On the next page, scroll down and “Click here to enter Store”; Enter this […]
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  • American Sephardi Music Festival at The Center for the Jewish History set for Aug. 24, 27, 28

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2017
    The first American Sephardi Music Festival, hosted by the American Sephardi Federation and directed by David Serero, will take place on three days: Aug. 24, 27 and 28, at The Center for the Jewish History, 15 W 16th St., New York City. “The Mission of this festival is to bring talents from all over the world who showcase the Sephardic music from yesterday […]
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  • Solar eclipse, Elul, the moon—can we receive a miracle?

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2017
    By Melinda Ribner On Monday Aug. 21st, the astrological time of the new moon, millions of people will travel distances for an optimal vantage point to witness this total eclipse of the sun. I know people in Florida who are flying to Greenville, SC. for a more clear view of this most awesome, unusual and once in a lifetime occurrence. For a […]
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  • ‘Jew.’ Why does the word for a person of my religion sound like a slur?

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2017
    By Susan Sommercamp The Washington Post My first boss right out of college was terrific — ambitious, warm and open to friendly lunches outside the office. Then one day in December, the topic turned to her plans for Christmas. She asked where I would be celebrating the holiday, and I said, “Oh, I don’t celebrate Christmas. I’m a Jew.” She gaped. […]
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