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Arts & Culture

  • Beth Emeth Shabbat dinner to include discussion on Reform’s traditions with Cantor Schechtman

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    ALBANY–The Congregation Beth Emeth Renaissance Group will host a Shabbat dinner and learning session focused on “Weddings and Funerals & Everything in Between” on Friday, July 26, at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The evening will begin with a Shabbat service at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and an education program on Jewish lifecycle events. Cantor […]
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  • ‘The Invisibles’: Film depicting Jewish survival in Berlin during WWII set for Skidmore, July 23

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– “The Invisibles,” presented by the Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival will be shown on Monday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at the Wilson Chapel on the Skidmore campus. A panel discussion and dessert reception will follow. After Berlin was declared judenfrei in 1943, approximately 7,000 Jews continued to hide in the Nazi capital, often in plain sight. Only about […]
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  • Beth Tephilah to start Jewish Lodge; dinner get-togethers to be offered

    By jwadmin on July 10, 2019
    TROY–Congregation Beth Tephilah will start the Menchlik Order of the Chill and Shmooze Jewish Lodge on Sunday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 82 River St., Troy. Lodge programs will be held twice a month and be open to the entire Jewish community. Each meeting will have a theme and a vegan dinner buffet will be available. Storytelling will […]
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  • Beth Emeth Brotherhood lists summer social events

    By jwadmin on July 10, 2019
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth’s Brotherhood has three social programs on the summer calendar this July and August. The brotherhood is co-sponsoring a rafting trip with the TRIBE on Sunday, July 14, on the Indian and Hudson Rivers in North River. The cost is $84 a person. Reservations must be made online by July 3 at bethemethalbany.org. Mark Swyer at mdswyer@hotmail.com can […]
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  • Lecturer at AJCC to review the history of finances of U.S. congregations

    By jwadmin on July 3, 2019
    ALBANY–Rabbi Daniel Judson will present “Pennies for Heaven:  The History of American Synagogues and Money,” based on his 2018 book as The Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center concludes its 2019 Jules and Paula Stein Live and Learn Lecture –Lunch Series on Thursday, July 11. The 11a.m. lecture program, open to the community, will be in the Center’s auditorium, 340 […]
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  • Best-selling novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Judith Krantz, one of the best-selling female novelists of all time, has died. Krantz died on at her home in Bel Air, Calif. at the age 91, Deadline  has reported. According to the Jewish Women’s Archives, Krantz is the third-largest-selling female novelist in history. “Although her goal is for her books to […]
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  • Play about matriarchs of the Bible set for Temple Israel of Catskill

    By jwadmin on June 26, 2019
    CATSKILL–Temple Israel of Catskill will present “In the Voices of Our Mothers” on Sunday, June 30, at 4 p.m. at the temple, 220 Spring St., Catskill. It will be a Readers Theater Production of an original play written and directed by Carol Fox Prescott, veteran actress, director, and teacher. This play is told from the point of view of five biblical […]
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  • He’s on our side!

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2019
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – David Draiman, the Jewish singer of the chart-topping hard rock band Disturbed, called Roger Waters “ridiculous” for promoting a cultural boycott of Israel. Disturbed, which has sold millions of albums, is set to play in Israel for the first time on July 2. “Boycotting an entire society, an entire people, based on […]
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  • Saratoga Jewish Festival presents a variety of programs in its 8th season

    By jwadmin on June 18, 2019
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–The Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival, a collaboration of Skidmore Office for Jewish Student Life, Chabad of Saratoga Springs, Chabad of Clifton Park, Congregation Beth Shalom, Congregation Shaara Tfille, and Temple Sinai, returns to the Saratoga region for its eighth season. The Festival features a variety of programs between Memorial Day and Labor Day at multiple venues in the Saratoga […]
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  • Why so many Jews love the band Phish

    By jwadmin on June 12, 2019
    BY GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Gary Stein remembers the first time someone played a Phish song for him in high school. It was “Divided Sky,” an intricate 11-minute tune that shows off the group’s diverse jam rock chops. Stein, who’s now a 30-year-old history doctoral student living in Los Angeles, quickly became infatuated with the band, which […]
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