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Arts & Culture

  • 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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  • Mystery dinner theater set for Beth Tephilah

    By jwadmin on February 5, 2018
    TROY–Congregation Beth Tephilah has announced a mystery dinner theater program to be held at the synagogue, 82 River St., Troy on Sunday evening, Feb. 18. “The Mysterious Megillah Robbery Mystery Dinner,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature a story, guaranteed by Congregation Beth Tephilah President Leible Morrison to set the mood for the upcoming Purim holiday (March 1). […]
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  • Israeli newsman to review stories that changed Israel and the world at Federation event

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2018
    ALBANY–Gil Tamary, Washington bureau chief for Israel’s Channel 10 News, will speak on Sunday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. at Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany, at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York community-wide joint society event featuring Gil Tamary, Washington Bureau Chief for Israel’s Channel 10 News. Tamary will present on “The Success Stories That Change Israel and The World.” In […]
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  • Sammy Davis Jr. documentary to be focus of Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn on Feb. 7

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2018
    ALBANY–As part of its Lunch and Learn series Congregation Beth Emeth will show the film ‘‘Sammy Davis Jr. – I’ve Got To Be Me’’ at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The film will be shown at the temple, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The film explores the life and career of Davis, a dancer, singer and actor. Davis started as a […]
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  • Capital Repertory Theatre to present world premiere of ‘Paris Time’

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2018
    French anti-Semitism is backdrop for play The play “Paris Time” by Steve Peterson will have its world premiere at the Capital Repertory Theatre, Jan. 26–Feb. 18, in a production steered by director Gordon Greenberg. The theater is located at 111 North Pearl St., Albany. Paris Time relates the tale of Charlie (Spencer Moses) and Deborah (Kelly Wolf) who are American expatriates, living in […]
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  • Ultra-Orthodox ‘Friends’

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2018
    By Jonathan Freedland The New York Review of Books – As a pitch, it would have sounded unpromising. A TV drama set entirely among the ultra-Orthodox Jews of Jerusalem, the men black-hatted, bearded with side curls, most of the women bewigged, their sleeves long and their skin covered up; the action centered on one family, specifically a widowed father and his […]
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  • “Paris Time” stares down racism, politics … and marriage

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2018
    By Joseph Dalton Albany Time Union – Start with European political upheavals. Add some shifting cultural trends. Then throw in a pair of Americans stationed overseas and you’ve got a lot going on in Steven Peterson’s new play, “Paris Time.” Capital Repertory Theatre’s world premiere production starts previews on Friday and opens on Tuesday for a four-week run. To read the […]
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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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  • Oscar nominations 2018: 5 Jewish takeaways

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2018
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If one thing jumps out about the nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards, it’s the lack of big Jewish headlines. “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s latest fantasy-tinted film, about an amphibian creature housed in a government laboratory, led the pack with 13 nominations. Nevertheless, here are the Jewish nominations and […]
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  • Not just about sexuality: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ movie has Jewish aspects

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — “Call Me By Your Name” has earned praise for its nuanced portrayal of a young man’s coming to terms with his sexuality. Though the film, which is based on a book by the same name by André Aciman, did not receive any awards at the Golden Globes, many expect it to win big at the Academy Awards. In the movie, which […]
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