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Friday, April 27, 2018 7:33 pm

  • Health fair scheduled for April 29 at Albany Jewish Community Center

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    ALBANY–A health and services fair for adults and senior adults will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at the Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. The event, sponsored by both the Center, and Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, is free and open to the public. The fair will offer a variety of […]
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  • Jewish groups sit on both sides of fence on nomination of Pompeo to secretary of state

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    By BETHANY MANDEL (JNS) Nominee for U.S. Secretary of State and current CIA Director Mike Pompeo is facing an uphill battle for his confirmation, thanks in part to opposition from several Jewish organizations. With only a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, Pompeo’s nomination hinges on support from Senate Democrats, with many facing pressure to more stridently oppose U.S. President […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Stock index futures are indicating a lower open Wednesday. The Dow is off 0.1% while the S&P 500 is losing 0.4% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.4% below fair value on the GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to decline following yesterday’s retreat that sent the Dow more than 400 points […]
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  • Israel at 70: How 1948 changed American Jews

    By jwadmin on April 20, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – One year after Israel’s establishment, in the dead of night, three students ascended a tower at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and raised the Israeli flag. The next morning, the Conservative rabbinical school’s administration took it down. That act of surreptitious Zionist protest was one of several at JTS during the […]
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  • Madoff victims to receive $500 million more in relief

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –The Madoff Victim Fund recently began distributing $504 million in funds to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. The funds, whose distribution, will be sent to over 21,000 Madoff victims around the world, according to a statement by the Justice Department. The distribution is the second in a series of payments that will eventually return over $4 billion to […]
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  • Filmmaker Milos Forman, director of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ dies at 86

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Filmmaker Milos Forman, famous for the Academy Award-winning films “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeaus,” has died. Forman, who was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States at the end of the 1960s, died at a hospital near his home in Connecticut at the age of 86. Forman’s parents, who were Protestant […]
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  • Jewish teen from Ethiopia competing in Bible quiz in Israel will be allowed to stay as resident

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –A Jewish teen from Ethiopia who had been ordered to deposit thousands of dollars in order to participate in the final stages of the International Bible Quiz in Israel to guarantee that he would leave has been granted residency status. While the residency status granted to Sintayehu Shafrao, 18, means that he can remain in Israel with relatives said to be […]
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  • Rabbi Rick Jacobs to speak at Beth Emeth as part of congregation’s 180th anniversary

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    ALBANY–Union for Reformed Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs will speak at Temple Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany Friday, April 27, as part of the congregation’s 180th anniversary celebration. The program, which is open to the public, will begin with a 5:30 p.m. service, followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and then a presentation by Jacobs at 7:15 p.m. As […]
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  • Woodstock to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary on May 6 with community celebration

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    WOODSTOCK – A billboard-size mural of Jerusalem’s Western Wall and handmade metal roses forged from anti-Israeli missiles will be among the sights and sounds marking Israel’s 70th anniversary at a outdoor festival at Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. The free public event will also feature native Israeli music, dance, storytelling, children’s activities […]
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  • 10th Annual Cherry Blossom 5k Race and Walk on April 29 to benefit Golub ALS Clinic

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven’s (CGOH)  10th Annual Cherry Blossom  5K Race and Walk for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) will be held on Sunday, April 29. The race’s presenting sponsor is Price Chopper/Market 32. The  race/walk will start on the grounds of Gates of Heaven,  852 Ashmore Ave. Schenectady. Proceeds from the race/walk registrations go to the Lewis Golub ALS Clinic […]
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