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Lectures & Talks

  • 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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  • Federation to Host Event Featuring Writer for Seinfeld

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2017
    Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York will host the season’s Headliner Series finale with special guest, Carol Leifer, comedian, comedy writer for Seinfeld and Emmy Award-winning Modern Family. The event will be held on Sunday, May 7, 7:00 PM, at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady.  Ms. Leifer will present on her bestselling book, How To Succeed in Business Without […]
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  • Chatham Synagogue slates A Chaim Grade Sampler

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2017
    Chaim Grade, who Elie Wiesel praised as one of the greatest Yiddish writers and who others have called “the Yiddish Balzac,” created intimate novels and poems reflecting the rich panorama of Jewish life in Lithuania between the two world wars. A selection of Grade’s works will be performed (in English) by professional actors Robert Zukerman, Bernie Kukoff, and Lucile Lichtblau […]
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  • UAlbany Visiting Scholar Rabbi David Gordis to lead “Synagogue Scholars” talk on death, dying

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation continues its  “Synagogue Scholars” series with a talk by Rabbi David Gordis, senior visiting scholar at the University at Albany, on death and dying. Gordis will present, “Anticipating the Inevitable: Thoughts on Death and Dying,” immediately following the congregation’s Friday, April 21, Shabbat service. The service and program, open to all, begin at 8 p.m.  B’nai Sholom is located at […]
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  • French Jewish spy during WWII, to tell her story here on May 3 at Bethlehem Chabad

    By jwadmin on March 30, 2017
    Marthe Cohn, a member of the French Resistance during WWII, and the author of Behind Enemy Lines,”will share her story on Wednesday, May 3, at Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar at 7 p.m. Cohn, a French Jew, was 20-years-old when the Nazis invaded France in 1940. While the rest of her family fled south, she decided to fight back. After graduating from nursing […]
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  • Shara Siegfeld to lead April Lunch and Learns at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2017
    ALBANY–Shara Siegfeld will lead two Beth Emeth Lunch and Learns on Wednesdays, April 5, and 26, at noon at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany.  Her topic will be, “Israel:  The Good, Bad & the Ugly.”  She will explore the challenge of having unconditional love for Israel in an open discussion with those attending.  This program is free and open to the community. Those […]
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  • Dr. Magid riffs on reading program With Gates Brotherhood at breakfast program

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    By BOB MICHAELS SCHENECTADY–The Reading Is Fun Program (RIF) in Schenectady, ‘Where Every Child Is Everyone’s Child’ was the topic of Dr. Alvin Magid’s presentation at the recent Temple Gates of Heaven Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker program.  Magid in 2002 retired as a professor of political science at the University at Albany, and in 2012 founded RIF in recognition of the urgent need for a program in […]
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  • The whys of the Shoah to be reviewed March 21

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    Prof. Peter Hayes, whose latest book is Why? Explaining the Holocaust will discuss the topic at The Jewish Federation of NENY, 184 Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, on Tuesday, March 21, at 8 p.m. The program, open to the community, is sponsored by the Holocaust Survivors & Friends Education Center. Hayes is the chairman of the academic committee of the U.S. […]
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