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Arts & Culture

  • Eshkol teen band to perform locally in free concerts in Saratoga and Troy

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York invites the community to attend two concerts in December, featuring visiting teen musicians from the Federation’s partner region, Eshkol, Israel. Both concerts are free and open to the community. The Green House Project featuring six of its band members, will play a medley of modern Hebrew, Chanukah, and other songs.  The “Green House” […]
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  • Judah Maccabee went to the doctor. Then the anti-Vaxxers got very mad.

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    By VICTOR WISHNA NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Like any self-respecting author, Ann D. Koffsky checks her Amazon rankings on a regular basis. “A little bit ridiculously,” she acknowledged. Yet when she noticed the rating for her most recent book had dropped to one-star overnight, it wasn’t so funny — especially once she started reading the user reviews. “This book is […]
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  • Golden Globes 2018: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and other Jewish nominees

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” one of the most thoroughly Jewish shows on television, capitalized on its strong reviews by earning a Golden Globe nomination for best television series, musical or comedy. The Amazon Studios sitcom created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the Jewish writer who is best known for the early 2000s hit “Gilmore Girls,” […]
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  • Feldman to present program on Hollywood Jews  at TG Senior Moments luncheon

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven invites the public to its “Senior Moments” lunch and program on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from noon to 2 p.m. Guest presenter will be Richard Feldman who will entertain with a presentation including video clips about the history of Jews in Hollywood. The luncheon program  will be held at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The program, […]
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  • Clifton Park JWC sets Dec. 18 program

    By jwadmin on November 29, 2017
    CLIFTON PARK–The Jewish Women’s Circle (JWC) of the Clifton Park Chabad will host a night out for women only at Arts & Glass at the Clifton Park Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec.18. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to create a glass-fused dish and also celebrate Chanukah . Hostesses for the event are Varda LeMonds, Erica Schumacher and Rochelle Treiber. […]
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  • Area photographer’s WW2 negatives focus on 1945 seder in Guam

    By jwadmin on November 22, 2017
    Elain Ikler of Saratoga Springs recently contacted The Jewish World to tell us that her nephew Michael Weinstock of Great Neck had found photos and negatives from World War 2, many taken by her late father Emanuel (Manny) Weinstock. The 80 photos were found in a bedroom closet at Michael Weinstock’s father’s home in Albany. The Weinstock grandson had the […]
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  • Tanner artworks on display at the SJCC

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
    SCHENECTADY– The exhibit, “Faces and Other Spaces” by artist and craftswoman Marilyn Tanner continues at the Robert and Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady Jewish Community Center, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady through December 31 “Faces, human or otherwise, capture my imagination,” said Tanner.  “I collect and create them. I have eclectic tastes in art and design and my collection of oddities has inspired my own creative […]
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  • B’nai Sholom to screen award-winning Israeli film drama “Lemon Tree”

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2017
    ALBANY –B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will present “Lemon Tree,” a 2008 Israeli film allegory about the lengths that a Palestinian widow must go through to stop the Israeli defense minister, her neighbor, from destroying the lemon grove that her family has cultivated for generations.  “Lemon Tree” will be shown Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., […]
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  • Senior luncheon and program on to feature bagpipe demonstration at Gates Of Heaven

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2017
    SCHENECTADY– Allyson Crowley-Duncan will be the featured performer and speaker at the Congregation Gates of Heaven “Senior Moments” lunch and program on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. Crowley-Duncan will discuss the bagpipes and demonstrate how they work at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The program, facilitated by Rabbi Eleanor Pearlman, is free and open to the […]
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  • Publisher recalls books by Lithuanian writer who triggered debate about the Holocaust

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – One of the oldest publishing houses in independent Lithuania withdrew the books of a best-selling author over her criticism of a nationalist who is accused of complicity in Holocaust-era crimes. The recall of Rūta Vanagaitė’s books came one day after she revealed that she is in a relationship with Efraim Zuroff, an […]
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