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  • Reading Is Fun program to be theme at Gates of Heaven breakfast program on March 5

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–The Reading Is Fun Program (RIF) in Schenectady, ‘Where Every Child Is Everyone’s Child’ will be the theme of the upcoming Congregation Gates of Heaven’s Brotherhood Breakfast and Speaker Program on Sunday, March 5. The speaker will be Congregation member Dr. Alvin (‘Al’) Magid. The program, open to the public, will be held at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. It begins with […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s March Lunch and Learns to examine the Talmud with Rabbi Shpeen

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    ALBANY–Rabbi Scott Shpeen will lead all March Lunch and Learns at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. His topic will be “More Taste of Talmud,” which will include an exploration into how the Talmud addresses Jewish values and how these values, in turn, impact how Jews conduct their lives.  The Lunch and Learns are on Wednesdays from noon until 1:30 p.m. […]
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  • Terezin Concentration Camp is setting for Sage play ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    TROY–The Theatre Institute at Sage will present “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” by Celeste Raspanti and directed by Leigh Strimbeck at the Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater on the Russell Sage Campus, 5 Division St., Troy. Performance dates are Feb. 24 through March 5. Evening performances on Friday and Saturdays are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 […]
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  • Albany Center to screen ‘God’s Slave’ on Feb. 25

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    ALBANY–“ God’s Slave,” will be screened at the Albany Jewish Community Center, on Saturday, Feb. 25, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany at 7 p.m.  The 2013 drama, which won multiple awards, is based on the 1994 bombings that took place in Buenos Aires. It follows Ahmed, an Arab terrorist, and David, an Israeli secret agent, who are both motivated by personal tragedies, as […]
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  • Pianist Max Lifchitz celebrates 30 years at U. Albany

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2017
    ALBANY–The Department of Music and Theatre will present “Max Lifchitz Up Close!,” a concert celebration of the pianist and composer’s 30th year at The University at Albany, on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus. The program will be devoted in its entirety to Lifchitz’s vocal and instrumental works.  He will be joined by vocalist, Heidi Skok; violinist, Claudia […]
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  • New B’nai Sholom course to look at ‘The Tevye Stories: Fact In Fiction’

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2017
    ALBANY– Rabbi Don Cashman of the B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation will look at the stories of Tevye the Dairyman and the degree to which they did, or did not reflect the realities of Jewish life in czarist Russia. “The Tevye Stories: Fact in Fiction” will be offered Mondays from 10 until 11:30 a.m. beginning Feb. 27, at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Rd., […]
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  • Jewish storytelling to be featured in Saratoga dinner program on Feb. 26

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–The Saratoga Jewish Community Arts and Temple Sinai will present “Storytelling: Enriching the Soul, Tickling the Heart and Stretching the Mind” on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. with a light dinner.  Due to the inclement weather on Sunday, Feb. 12, the evening of storytelling at Temple […]
  • Home Made Theater lists  benefit performance for Jeremy’s Circle

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    Home Made Theater, the resident theater company at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga State Park, has designated the Saturday, Feb. 11, performance of “The Game’s Afoot” will benefit Jeremy’s Circle, an organization supporting Israeli children living with cancer in their families. When patrons purchase their tickets using the promotional code HelpJC, half of the proceeds will go to Jeremy’s […]
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  • New B’nai Sholom course to review ‘Lost Women Of The Bible’

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2017
    ALBANY–A new course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation that will be taught by Rabbi Beverly W. Magidson will introduce the women of the Bible who are mentioned only fleetingly and then seem to vanish from the narrative. “Lost Women of the Bible” will be offered four Monday evenings beginning on Jan. 23 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. The Bible teaches […]
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  • ‘La La Land’ composer, Jewish actors take prizes at Golden Globes

    By jwadmin on January 11, 2017
    LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Although many of the Jewish Golden Globes nominees went home empty handed, a few actors and filmmakers with Jewish ancestry — and one young director who might be classified as an “honorary” Jew — made it to the winner’s podium. Justin Hurwitz’s musical gifts contributed immeasurably to the success of “La La Land,” which won seven […]
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