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Arts & Culture

  • Ben Kingsley playing Adolf Eichmann in film about Nazi’s capture by Israel

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley is in Buenos Aires filming a Hollywood movie about the capture of Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents. Kingsley, a British actor, is starring in “Operation Finale,” which chronicles the notorious Nazi’s life as Ricardo Klement living in the Argentine capital after World War II and the Mossad operation to capture […]
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  • Congregation Shaara Tfille will present ‘Railroads of Yesteryear’ as breakfast topic on Oct. 22

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–Congregation Shaara Tfille will present a discussion on “Railroads of Yesteryear in Downtown Saratoga” by author Richard Chait on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 9:30 a.m. in conjunction with the congregation’s monthly breakfast. Chait will share some of the information he writes about in his book, Rails in and around Saratoga Springs at the synagogue, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs. […]
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  • Rabbi Gary Zola to discuss Rabbi Isaac Wise at Beth Emeth Oct. 20 Shabbat

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    ALBANY–Rabbi Gary Zola, executive director of the Jacob Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, will speak on Friday, Oct. 20, at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd. as part of the congregation’s 180 anniversary celebration. Zola will discuss the congregation’s first rabbi, Isaac Mayer Wise, the early history of the […]
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  • Three speakers to review ‘The State of Israel: A Changing Society–Trends and Challenges’ as series

    By jwadmin on October 13, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–The Israel Committee of Congregation Gates of Heaven is sponsoring a three part lecture series to note Israel’s 70th anniversary. “The State of Israel: A Changing Society–Trends and Challenges,” at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady.  Lectures will be Sundays, Oct. 15, 22, and 29, at 7 p.m. No reservations are needed. The first speaker will be Aaron Benavot, professor […]
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  • Rabbi Ron Kronish to review interreligious dialogue as ‘First Thursday’ lecturer Oct. 19

    By jwadmin on October 13, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will begin the 2017-2018 season of its free First Thursday Adult Ed Talks on Thursday, Oct. 19, with a talk by Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish. Kronish will discuss his new book, The Other Peace Process: Interreligious Dialogue, A View From Jerusalem at 7 p.m. at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Drawing on personal experiences and […]
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  • ‘Keep Quiet’ to be screened in area three times: Oct. 15, 28, 29

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    What happens when a life and political belief in anti-Semitism is turned on its head when someone learns of a secret, Jewish past? The Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents the biographical documentary, “Keep Quiet” on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The film will also be shown as part of the Schenectady Jewish […]
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  • The Swing Docs to perform at Beth Israel

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–The big band, The Swing Docs, will perform at the Beth Israel Synagogue, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m.  Traditional big band favorites, from Glen Miller to Count Basie, plus Latin, swing, standards, and contemporary hits will be featured. The fund-raiser for the congregation is open to the community. Sid Zack, a Beth […]
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  • SJCC writing workshop to be taught by Leslie Neustadt 

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Artist/author Leslie B. Neustadt will lead a writing workshop entitled, “Everyone has a Story to Tell” at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC), 2565 Balltown Rd., from10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays, from Oct. 20 through Nov. 17.  Each week, Neustadt will use prompts based on family photographs and objects brought to class by participants. Neustadt is a member of […]
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  • When the women lose their balcony…

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    SJCC Jewish Film Fest begins with ‘The Women’s Balcony’ on Oct. 8 SCHENECTADY– Screenings of “The Women’s Balcony,” will begin the 2017-2018 Schenectady Jewish Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. (film only) and again at 7:15 p.m. (with post-film discussion). The Center’s film festival, which continues with films  through April, is at the Robert and Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady JCC on the […]
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  • Punk bands prove shofar isn’t just for the High Holidays

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By MICHAEL CROLAND NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Schmekel — a transgender Jewish punk band based in Brooklyn — opened its 2011 album with “I’m Sorry, It’s Yom Kippur.” The song features lyrics like “I’m sorry I came out to you in such an awkward way” and “I’m sorry I said you have schmutz on your head when it was Ash […]
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