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Music

  • Chatham cabaret evening on Feb. 17 to benefit Kids Need Music

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    CHATHAM–Kids Need Music (KNM), a local non-profit founded in 2014 to support the Hudson city schools music programs, presents a benefit cabaret, “Moods and Melodies: Favorites From The Great American Song Book.”  The benefit will be held at The Chatham Synagogue/Netivot Torah on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the cabaret will support under-resourced Hudson school music programs. The evening […]
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  • Neil Diamond gives up touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Jewish singer-songwriter Neil Diamond  has announced  that he is giving up touring after recently being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The Australia and New Zealand leg of his 50th Anniversary tour scheduled for March have been canceled, according to the announcement. “It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring,” the artist […]
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  • Rivkah Krinsky, singer, health coach, to be featured at Spa For The Body And Soul

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2018
    The Jewish Women’s Connection will host its13th annual Spa for the Body and Soul featuring singer and health coach Rivkah Krinsky on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Shabbos House Student Center, 320 Fuller Rd., Albany. In addition to the presentation, for women only, the event will include a luncheon, raffles as well as “Spa” treatments (which are free with admission). Pre-event “Spa” treatments will be from 1-2 p.m. and will include massages, […]
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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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