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Music

  • Eshkol teen band to perform locally in free concerts in Saratoga and Troy

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York invites the community to attend two concerts in December, featuring visiting teen musicians from the Federation’s partner region, Eshkol, Israel. Both concerts are free and open to the community. The Green House Project featuring six of its band members, will play a medley of modern Hebrew, Chanukah, and other songs.  The “Green House” […]
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  • Senior luncheon and program on to feature bagpipe demonstration at Gates Of Heaven

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2017
    SCHENECTADY– Allyson Crowley-Duncan will be the featured performer and speaker at the Congregation Gates of Heaven “Senior Moments” lunch and program on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. Crowley-Duncan will discuss the bagpipes and demonstrate how they work at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The program, facilitated by Rabbi Eleanor Pearlman, is free and open to the […]
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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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  • 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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  • Billy Joel wore a yellow Jewish star. Thanks, but the trend should stop there.

    By jwadmin on August 30, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY  (JTA) – Few artifacts of the Holocaust move me like the yellow star. Homely and seemingly innocuous, they sit in museum cases either by themselves or still attached to a jacket or blouse, the stitching rough and the lettering surprisingly crude. They are almost comically, cartoonishly blunt, a child’s idea of how to single […]
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  • Student cantor to join Congregation Gates of Heaven; Shabbat services, open house, announced

    By jwadmin on August 2, 2017
    Student Cantor Stefano Iacono will join Rabbi Matthew Cutler on the bimah for his first Shabbat service at Gates of Heaven, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4.  The community is welcome to attend. Iacono is a cantorial student at the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. He recently returned from a year […]
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  • Beth Emeth to host annual Shabbat at SPAC

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2017
    Beth Emeth will host its third annual Shabbat at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, Aug. 18. The evening will begin with an optional “meet and greet” at the jazz bar at the Hall of Springs, followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. and an erev Shabbat service led by Rabbi Scott Shpeen and Cantor Jodi Schechtman at 7 p.m. both in […]
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  • Glimmerglass Festival Slates Concert By Big Galut(e)

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2017
    The Glimmerglass Festival will present a concert by klezmer ensemble Big Galut(e), Tuesday August 8, 5:00 pm in the Pavillion, behind the mainstage. In keeping with this season’s themes of Home and Community, the five-member ensemble will present a variety of music from the Jewish Diaspora’s many homelands, including Old World dances, traditional folk songs, jazz tunes, and Yiddish-flavored takes […]
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  • Yidstock ’17  to feature Frank London’s ‘A Night in the Old Marketplace,’ folk oratorio

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    Four-Day festival includes concerts, talks and workshops AMHERST, Mass. – The sixth annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music will feature a performance of  “A Night in the Old Marketplace,” a multimedia folk oratorio by Frank London, a founding member of the Klezmatics.  The four-day festival—July 13 to 16 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst,—will also include performances by a diverse group of […]
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  • Thom Yorke calls critics of Radiohead’s Israel concert on July 19 ‘offensive’

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – After dozens of high-profile artists signed a letter in February urging Radiohead to cancel their upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, some might have assumed that the band would not respond to the criticism. After all, the British band’s lead singer, Thom Yorke, rarely gives interviews, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a particularly fraught issue to […]
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