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Arts & Culture

  • United in remembering; group sponsors film about Righteous Gentiles

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes”  was recently screened at Proctors GE Theatre. It was co-sponsored by the Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Committee, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, and  the American Italian Heritage Museum. Prior to the film, La Rabinessa Liora Kelman of Congregation Beth Israel  in Schenectady shared  how her  family, the Saranos of Milan, were […]
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  • 5 Jewish rappers you should know (who aren’t Drake)

    By jwadmin on May 7, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – One of the most famous rappers in the world right now is a Jew from Canada. Drake, who grew up as Aubrey Drake Graham, attended day school in Toronto, once rapped about his bar mitzvah on “Saturday Night Live” and has appeared on the cover of Vibe wearing a diamond-studded chai. As it happens, however, an array […]
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  • Tony Awards 2017: ‘Oslo’ and ‘Indecent’ nominated for best play, Bette Midler for top actress

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –“Oslo” and “Indecent” were nominated for Tony Awards for best play, and Bette Midler heads a slew of Jewish talent up for Broadway theater’s top honor. “Oslo” chronicles the back-room talks that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and the Palestinians. “Indecent,” written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, tells the story […]
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  • Yiddish Book Center receives NEH Grant Award for Center’s oral history project

    By jwadmin on April 28, 2017
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, has received a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support its Wexler Oral History Project, a growing collection of in-depth video interviews about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and modern Jewish culture. The award is for $170,000, with the possibility of an additional $100,000 in matching funds. The […]
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  • May Lunch and Learn programs at Beth Emeth to feature two lectures and a piano concert

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth will offer a variety of Lunch and Learn programs on Wednesdays in May. Lunch and Learn programs at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, are free and open to the community. The topic on May 3 will be “The Salonican Jewish Story,” with speaker Raymond Naar. Naar will discuss both the history of Jewish life in Salonica. and his personal […]
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  • Yiddish Book Center sets free talks

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    Stanford University Professor Steven Zipperstein will headline The Yiddish Book Center’s spring Community Open House on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Amherst, Mass. The free daylong event features a lecture by Zipperstein on the Kishinev pogrom of 1903; a talk by photographer Loli Kantor about her work on Jewish life in modern Eastern Europe; and […]
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  • Richard Gere on channeling his ‘inner schlub’ in ‘Norman’

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) – Richard Gere is sexy, suave, tough. He’s been the star of a constellation of films, from “American Gigolo” to “Pretty Woman,” “An Officer and a Gentleman” to “Primal Fear.” At 67, the onetime People magazine Sexiest Man of the Year (1999) still has the looks and charm of a leading man. So what is Richard […]
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  • An incredible Holocaust escape story, proven by science

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES (JTA) – A one-hour TV program airing Wednesday, April 19, on PBS links an incredible Holocaust escape story to advanced scientific techniques. “Holocaust Escape Tunnel,” a “Nova” production, sheds new light on the attempt by 80 imprisoned men and women — mostly Lithuanian Jews — to make a break for freedom in the face of Nazi […]
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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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  • 7 new kids’ books for Passover, from seder guides to stories

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By PENNY SCHWARTZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – From the wizardry of Harry Potter that echoes with Passover’s themes to a cartoon frog who wisecracks his way through the seder, this year’s new crop of Passover books for kids offers something for all ages and interests. The selection of fresh reads, including two family-friendly Haggadahs, also includes an unusual Jewish immigrant tale […]
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