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Arts & Culture

  • May Lunch and Learn programs at Beth Emeth to feature two lectures and a piano concert

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth will offer a variety of Lunch and Learn programs on Wednesdays in May. Lunch and Learn programs at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, are free and open to the community. The topic on May 3 will be “The Salonican Jewish Story,” with speaker Raymond Naar. Naar will discuss both the history of Jewish life in Salonica. and his personal […]
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  • Yiddish Book Center sets free talks

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    Stanford University Professor Steven Zipperstein will headline The Yiddish Book Center’s spring Community Open House on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Amherst, Mass. The free daylong event features a lecture by Zipperstein on the Kishinev pogrom of 1903; a talk by photographer Loli Kantor about her work on Jewish life in modern Eastern Europe; and […]
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  • Beth Emeth to screen Israeli comedy

    By jwadmin on April 20, 2017
    Congregation Beth Emeth will host a deli and movie night on Saturday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m.. The film will be “Peter the 3rd,” a 2015 Israeli comedy about Peter, a 65-year-old widower, a theater actor who never got a lead role. Peter decides to run for the Knesset in order to receive a Knesset member’s pension. With help from […]
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  • Gates Brotherhood plans dinner and a movie

    By jwadmin on April 20, 2017
    Brotherhood of Congregation Gates of Heaven has planned a movie night on Saturday, April 22. To be held at the temple at 852 Ashmore Ave., babysitting is available at no charge. Snacks at 5:30 p.m., dinner buffet at 6. The movie selections are The Light Between The Ocean (PG-13) and Moana (PG.) Dinner and movie are $12 per person or […]
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  • Holocaust documentary set for Clifton Park Chabad

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    Clifton Park Chabad will screen “No Place On Earth,” a Holocaust documentary, on Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. In 1942, 38 men, women and children slide down a cold, muddy hole in the ground, seeking refuge from the war above in a pitch-black underground world where no human had gone before. These five Ukrainian Jewish […]
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  • Richard Gere on channeling his ‘inner schlub’ in ‘Norman’

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) – Richard Gere is sexy, suave, tough. He’s been the star of a constellation of films, from “American Gigolo” to “Pretty Woman,” “An Officer and a Gentleman” to “Primal Fear.” At 67, the onetime People magazine Sexiest Man of the Year (1999) still has the looks and charm of a leading man. So what is Richard […]
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  • An incredible Holocaust escape story, proven by science

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES (JTA) – A one-hour TV program airing Wednesday, April 19, on PBS links an incredible Holocaust escape story to advanced scientific techniques. “Holocaust Escape Tunnel,” a “Nova” production, sheds new light on the attempt by 80 imprisoned men and women — mostly Lithuanian Jews — to make a break for freedom in the face of Nazi […]
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  • Lilah Sugarman tells history of temple cantors

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2017
    “Shema Koleinu (Hear our Voices): The Cantor Through Time” was the topic of Lilah Sugarman’s presentation at the CGOH Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program event on Sunday, April 2.  Since Fall 2015 Ms. Sugarman has served as cantorial intern at Temple Gates of Heaven, Schenectady. In 2016 she received her master’s degree in Sacred Music from the Debbie Friedman School at Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion. On May 7 Lilah’s […]
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  • Irish novelist and journalist to read from her new novel about the Jewish community In Ireland

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2017
    Irish novelist Ruth Gilligan will read from and discuss her novel Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan  at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in the Huxley Theatre, New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center in downtown Albany. Earlier that same day at 4:15 p.m. Gilligan will hold an informal seminar in the Standish Room, Science Library on the University at Albany […]
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  • Women’s Philanthropy Pearl Event with Alyson Richman

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2017
    Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York welcomes Alyson Richman, bestselling author of six novels, as the keynote speaker for the annual Pearl Event on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:00 PM at Temple Israel. Richman will be discussing the writing and research of her internationally bestselling novel, The Lost Wife. Richman will bring to life many of […]
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