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  • Who was this man who saved Jews?

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2018
    Feng Shan Ho was born in poverty 1901 and raised by his mother, an illiterate widow. He improved his situation by excelling at school. He attended Yale-in-China (Yali) College in Changsha in Hunan province, which had been established by Americans at the end of the Qing dynasty, and became fluent in English, German and Spanish. Eventually after relocating during a […]
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  • Interfaith commemoration of Kristallnacht to feature showing of film ‘Above the Drowing Sea’

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2018
    Friendships across cultures: Marion Gerber with Chinese playmates. Zhang Yongpel and his Jewish friend Freddie. Memories of life in Shanghai are revisited in “Above the Drowning Sea,” a documentary slated for the Kristallnacht Commemoration on Nov. 14. The Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center and the Jewish Federation of NENY will note the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht with a community […]
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  • In Europe, synagogues are protected like fortresses. Do we want that here?

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ BRUSSELS (JTA) – Will security at American Jewish institutions now mirror that of Europe, with its police protection, armed guards, panic rooms and sterile zones at synagogues? It’s a possibility that is being debated more seriously than ever before following the Tree of Life Congregation shooting  in Pittsburgh in which a gunman killed 11 people. Rabbi Jack Moline, president […]
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  • Israeli lawmakers debate U.S. anti-Semitism without U.S. Jewish input

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    By SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) — In the wake of the deadly shooting Oct. 27 at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Israeli lawmakers gathered for a special meeting for a discussion of anti-Semitism in America. It was dialogue that at times grew heated: Politicians yelled at each other and argued about the definition of anti-Semitism, the occupation and the movement to boycott Israel, […]
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  • Jewish nurse said he showed compassion and love while caring for synagogue assassin to honor victims

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    New York City (JTA) — The nurse who cared for alleged Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers recently identified himself in a post on social media. Ari Mahler came forward in a heartfelt post Saturday night, Nov. 3,on Facebook. “I am The Jewish Nurse. Yes, that Jewish Nurse. The same one that people are talking about in the Pittsburgh shooting that left 11 […]
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  • 230 attend AJCC Sammy Davis Jr. tribute

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    Massry Residence resident Rene Brisker poses with Solomon Kee, a New York City based performer, who recently was the headliner at a Sammy Davis Jr. tribute at the Albany Jewish Community Center. The Autumn Afternoon Concert, which also featured James Oblak on piano, was well-received by the 230 in attendance, according to organizers of the Center’s senior adult program.
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  • Beth Emeth Sisterhood/Brotherhood plan November social events

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth’s Sisterhood and Brotherhood have festive social events planned this November. The sisterhood will hold a ‘Ladies Night Out’ at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Druthers at 1053 Broadway in downtown Albany. Women are invited for dinner and dessert or just drinks. Registration is by Nov. 5 to Debbie Schaffer at DebbieSchaffer18@gmail.com or Jenna Shersky at […]
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  • Dr. Stephen Berk to review Trump’s foreign policy as Beth Emeth lecturer on Nov. 16

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    ALBANY–Dr. Stephen Berk will speak about ‘’Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump’’ at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, on Friday, Nov. 16. The program, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., will be preceded by a Shabbat service at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Berk is the Harry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish […]
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  • A story of Jewish survival to note Kristallnacht

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Anne Frank is one of the most well known victims of the Holocaust period. But she and her family were not the only ones to go into hiding to avoid capture by the Nazis and their collaborators. While some Jews lived in the open with changed identities, others, like the Franks physically hid to avoid certain deportation […]
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  • Albany Center lists deadline for applications for Applebaum/Bellin scholarships

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    ALBANY–The application deadline for the Herbert A. Applebaum scholarship for male high school seniors, and the Lenore Bellin scholarship for female high school seniors is Friday, Dec. 7 . The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have established leadership in an Albany Jewish youth organization, and involvement with the Albany Jewish Community Center (AJCC), synagogue, school and/or community. […]
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