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  • Journalist Mike DeMasi to speak at Gates’ senior luncheon on Jan. 16

    By jwadmin on January 9, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– Mike DeMasi, journalist and area resident, will discuss his new book, What They Said: 25 Years of Telling Stories at the Congregation Gates of Heaven “Senior Moments” lunch and program on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The program, free and open to the community, is from noon to 2 p.m. at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. DeMasi has been writing […]
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  • B’nai Sholom congregants to teach folk dances at fund-raiser for Family Promise Of The Capital Region

    By jwadmin on January 9, 2019
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany, Delmar Presbyterian Church and Journey United Church of Christ in Glenmont will host the Family Promise of the Capital Region folk dancing program/ fund-raiser for the organization on Saturday, Jan. 12,  6:30-8:30 p.m. at Delmar Presbyterian Church, 585 Delaware Ave., Delmar. The fund-raiser will be led by experienced folk dance teachers and B’nai Sholom […]
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  • Centers list Maccabi Experience open house programs for teens, parents

    By jwadmin on January 9, 2019
    Drew Katz, JCC Maccabi Games delegation head, has announced that the Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers will send a joint delegation of athletes to the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Detroit, Mich. in August. The JCC Maccabi Experience will begin Sunday, Aug. 4, with opening ceremonies in a local stadium with a parade of athletes and […]
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  • Appreciating a cup of Joe—a Jewish gratitude attitude

    By jwadmin on January 9, 2019
    Writer A.J. Jacobs traveled thousands of miles to thank everyone who has had a hand in preparing his morning coffee By CINDY SHER (JUF News via JTA) – Author A.J. Jacobs has encouraged his three sons to be grateful for all they have. He and his wife urge them to write thank-you notes, to thank the bus driver — even thank their household […]
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  • How Historians Will See Canary Mission Years From Now

    By jwadmin on January 5, 2019
    By Edwin Black On a recent Thursday, at about 8 am, on a desk illuminated by light from a nearby window, a paper cup of steaming coffee laden with cream and sugar was nudged near an open laptop, thus beginning a ten-to-twelve-hour day of mind-numbing monitoring by a Canary Mission [CM] staffer at one of the organization’s several locations. In endless […]
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  • US Refuses to Expose Anti-Israel Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2019
    Why won’t the U.S. government release the whole truth about Palestinian textbooks’ rampant incitement, martyr worship, and refusal to accept Israel’s existence? By David Bedein, Center for Near East Policy Research The think tank that I run, the Center for Near East Policy Research, has completed a four-year research activity, in which all 364 school books for grades 1-12 that […]
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  • Ilhan Omar Needs To Apologize For Her Anti-Semitic Tweet – Like I Did

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2019
    By Zaid Jilani The Forward When I think about the election of Minnesota Democratic Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, I have mixed feelings. On one hand, her election is a milestone: she is the first Somali-American Muslim woman elected to Congress and a strong supporter of Palestinian human rights in a Congress that often sees them as an afterthought. But on the other […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Israel’s secret weapons: optimism, patriotism and roots

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 3, 2019, https://bit.ly/2R5TZVL  Israel is the 8th most powerful country in the world – as it was in 2017 – according to the 2018 Power Rankings, published by the US News & World Report in partnership with the world renowned Wharton School of Business (Pennsylvania University) and the global strategic […]
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  • Trump’s Syrian withdrawal fallout

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2019
    By Mark Langfan Israelnationalnews.com While many pundits have gone hysterical over Donald Trump’s Syrian pullout, Trump really had no choice but to employ his own “Samson Option,” one in which he knocked over everyone’s toys and theories. Firstly, Trump isn’t “gifting” Putin a “Christmas present,” but rather is hanging a deadly Syrian Albatross on Putin’s neck.  Without American forces east of […]
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  • Were these the top 11 Jewish stories of 2018?

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2019
    By SAM SOKOL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The year 2018 was a hectic and often bewildering one for the global Jewish community. From the United States Embassy move to Jerusalem to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the past 12 months brought surprises and shocks, and in ways that often divided Jewish opinion. Here are the stories of 2018 with perhaps […]
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