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Arts & Culture

  • Joyce Carol Oates receives Jerusalem Prize

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2019
    (JTA) – Joyce Carol Oates’ grandmother was Jewish, but the author wasn’t aware of that fact until after her grandmother’s death in 1970. After immigrating to America, Oates’ ancestor hid her Jewish heritage from the rest of her family. “I felt an immense loss and sympathy because I never really knew that my grandmother was Jewish, so my whole cultural […]
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  • Beth Emeth Learn and Learn to offer ‘Music Medley Concert’ on May 29 featuring Asya Markova

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    ALBANY–Pianist Asya Markova will treat listeners to “A Musical Medley from Classical to Romantic to Modern” at a lunch and learn from 12 – 1:30 p.m. on \Wednesday, May 29, at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd.,  Albany. Markova will perform selections by Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninof, Liszt, Glinka, Berkowitsch, Say and Monti. the concert is open to the community. Those planning […]
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  • Does ‘Hamilton’ get Hamilton right? theme for North Country Jewish Federation event

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    Dr. Ralph Nurnberger will discuss “Does “Hamilton” Get Hamilton Right?  “on Sunday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs. The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York will host the annual North Country event, open to the community, that will also include a catered dinner, and dessert reception. Nurnberger’s presentation will analyze the accuracy of […]
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  • Auditions for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ slated for June

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    The Classic Theater Guild has announced June auditions for the cast of  “The Diary of Anne Frank.”  Performances of Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original Goodrich and Hackett script will be in November at Beth Israel Synagogue in Schenectady. Auditions will be held at the University Of Albany in Lecture Center 7 near the main fountain on Sunday, June 2, […]
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  • How a Guggenheim helped put modern Israeli art on the map

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2019
    By KAREN CHERNICK TEL AVIV (JTA) – In 1952, Israel had its third showing at the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most prestigious art shows, with an exhibition of three painters — Reuven Rubin, Marcel Janco and Moshe Mokady. Israeli contemporary art is “as young as the new Jewish settlement,” wrote Eugene Kolb, director of the Tel Aviv Museum […]
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  • Documentary on Dr. Ruth delves into the sex therapist’s Holocaust past

    By jwadmin on May 9, 2019
    By CURT SCHLEIER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Judging by all the media attention, the United States loves short Jewish women named Ruth. One of them, Ruth Westheimer — better known as the renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth — is on the phone to talk about her life and a new documentary about it. But first she notes a similarity […]
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  • Eurovision 2019: What is the song contest all about?

    By jwadmin on May 9, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK  CITY (JTA) – It’s glitzy. It’s kitschy. It’s like a musical Olympics or “American Idol” on steroids. Welcome to the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual pageant in which all of Europe (and some of its neighbors) send national representatives to compete for the best forgettable pop song and most unforgettable outfits. The competition is huge […]
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  • Hebrew Academy kids show their artworks at The Massry

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2019
    Students from Hebrew Academy of the Capital District held a Kindergarten through 8th grade art exhibit at The Massry Residence at  the Daughters of Sarah.  Several artists from the school have grandparents living at The Massry Residence, an assisted living residence in Albany“It was a very proud day for the student-artists to talk about their artwork with their grandparents and […]
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  • Bethlehem Chabad will present“ Life is a Marathon with Justice Richard Bernstein”

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2019
    ALBANY–Bethlehem Chabad will host an evening with Justice Richard Bernstein on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 7 p.m. Bernstein will share what is expected to be a motivational message of optimism, determination and advocacy during his lecture at Bethlehem Chabad, according to organizers. The program, open to the community, will be at 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Bernstein, the first blind […]
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  • All the 2019 Jewish Tony nominees

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2019
    NEW YORK City (JTA) — The Tony Award nominations announced Tuesday, April 30, were dominated by “Hadestown,” a musical about the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice that garnered 14. One among the “Hadestown” nods was for best director for Rachel Chavkin, who is Jewish. She also had been nominated in 2017 for directing “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet […]
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