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Arts & Culture

  • B’nai Sholom to screen award-winning Czech movie ‘Divided We Fall’ on March 25

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2017
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will present a screening of “Divided We Fall,” a Czech story of a reluctant hero set in a small Czech town occupied by German forces during the last years of World War II. “Divided We Fall” will be shown Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany.  Director Jan Krebejk’s film relates […]
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  • ‘Lacombe, Lucien’ to be shown on March 24

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2017
    ALBANY – “Lacombe, Lucien” (France, 1974, 138 minutes, color, in French with English subtitles, directed by Louis Malle) will be shown on Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Ave. on the University at Albany’s downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open […]
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  • Dr. Magid riffs on reading program With Gates Brotherhood at breakfast program

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    By BOB MICHAELS SCHENECTADY–The Reading Is Fun Program (RIF) in Schenectady, ‘Where Every Child Is Everyone’s Child’ was the topic of Dr. Alvin Magid’s presentation at the recent Temple Gates of Heaven Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker program.  Magid in 2002 retired as a professor of political science at the University at Albany, and in 2012 founded RIF in recognition of the urgent need for a program in […]
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  • The whys of the Shoah to be reviewed March 21

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    Prof. Peter Hayes, whose latest book is Why? Explaining the Holocaust will discuss the topic at The Jewish Federation of NENY, 184 Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, on Tuesday, March 21, at 8 p.m. The program, open to the community, is sponsored by the Holocaust Survivors & Friends Education Center. Hayes is the chairman of the academic committee of the U.S. […]
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  • Four hundred –year old megillah may be viewed on-line

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    Israel Hayom/exclusive to JNS.org – As the Purim holiday approaches, the National Library of Israel has put a 400-year-old hand-illustrated copy of the Book of Esther on display. The scroll, dating back to the 1600s in Italy, will soon be uploaded to the national library’s website. The curator of the library’s Judaica collection, Dr. Yoel Finkelman, said the illustrations on the […]
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  • Irish grub to be featured at March 24 Shabbat dinner at Temple Israel in Albany

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    ALBANY–Irish Jewish cuisine and culture will be featured at the next Temple Israel Shabbat Around the World on Friday, March 24. Services at the temple, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany, begin at 6 p.m. and the dinner is slated for 7 p.m. Cost for adults is $18, for kids, 6 to 12, $10, and children below the age of 6 will be admitted […]
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  • Mah Jongg to be focus of 10th anniversary of W.P. program; Gregg Swain to discuss

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    The Women’s Philanthropy division of of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York will host its 10th anniversary community-wide event featuring Gregg Swain, co-author of Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game. Swain will share how “The Jewish Tradition of Mah Jongg” has helped people during trying times, and the role it has played in aspects of Jewish social life. The event will […]
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  • Yidstock ’17 Features Top Names in Klezmer & New Yiddish Music

    By jwadmin on March 6, 2017
    Amherst, MA – The sixth annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music will include concerts by legendary and up-and-coming bands, a folk oratorio by a founder of the Klezmatics, plus talks, workshops, and other special events. Yidstock 2017 takes place July 13 to 16 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This year’s lineup includes Eleanor Reissa & […]
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  • Neustadt to show artworks at Schenectady Center

    By jwadmin on March 3, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Artist, author and speaker Leslie B. Neustadt will display her artwork in an exhibit entitled “About Face,” at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center, 2565 Balltown Rd., through Sunday, April 30.   An artist’s reception and interactive workshop will be held on Sunday, March 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. Attendees will be invited to explore the connection between image and the written word in […]
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  • ‘Moonlight’ named best picture at Academy Awards after ‘La La Land’ mix-up: Jewish connections

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – “Moonlight” was named best picture at the 2017 Academy Awards after “La La Land” producers gave acceptance speeches onstage after being announced erroneously as the winner. “La La Land” did take home six Oscars at the ceremony Sunday night in Los Angeles after being nominated for 14, tying the record set by “All About Eve” and […]
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