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Arts & Culture

  • NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl discusses fake news at breakfast

    By jwadmin on February 28, 2018
    By BOB MICHAELS “Telling True Stories in an Age of Fake News” was Journalist Paul Grondahl’s topic at the CGOH Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program on Sunday, Feb 11.  “The free press,” Grondahl told those attending, “is the core of our democracy.”  Grondahl is the director of the NYS Writers institute. He had visited Turkey, where Tayyip Erdogan shut down 185 news […]
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  • David Grossman named winner of 2018 Israel Prize for Literature

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Author David Grossman has been named the winner of the 2018 Israel Prize for Literature. “Since the early ’80s, Grossman has taken center stage in the Israeli culture scene. He is one of the most profound, moving and influential voices in our literature,” the prize committee wrote. The Israel Prize is awarded each year in a  public […]
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  • ASO Offers Star Warriors Symphony

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    In “Star Warriors: The Last Maestro,” the Evil Emperor has outlawed all music in the galaxy. But, from the far reaches of a distant solar system, a mysterious wanderer appears to rally the “resistance,” a small troupe of singers, to harness the force of song and destroy the Emperor’s power. Is he “The Last Maestro?” Kids, many dressed in “Star […]
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  • Big Galut(e) quintet to feature Yiddish tunes, klezmer at Feb. 22 concert

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    ALBANY– The University at Albany Performing Arts Center, operating under the auspices of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present the Big Galut(e) quintet on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The quintet includes Robin Seletsky, Sasha Margolis, Michael Leopold, Mark Rubinstein and Richard Sosinsky who met during summer stints at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. The program will feature traditional Yiddish tunes, […]
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  • Leonard Cohen and Carrie Fisher win posthumous Grammy Awards

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — After more than a dozen albums and a little more than a year after his death, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen won his first Grammy. Cohen posthumously won the award for best rock performance at the recent Grammy Awards in New York City. The winning tune is the title track from his final album, “You Want It […]
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  • Super Bowl commercial features a rabbi

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In the ad, titled “One Team,”  that was shown during the Super Bowl a rabbi rushes out of synagogue and into his Toyota pickup truck to get to a local football game. On his way, he stops to pick up a priest, who rushes out of church in the middle of a service, an […]
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  • French film at AJCC to show how Holocaust education may help students

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    ALBANY–The Cinema International film series of the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center (AJCC) will show the French film “Once in a Lifetime” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 10. The 105-minute film, which is in French with English subtitles will be shown at the Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. The film focuses on an underprivileged high school class in France that enters a national […]
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  • Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn to review the changing role of women in Judaism

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    ALBANY–As part of its 180th anniversary year celebration, Congregation Beth Emeth will explore the changing role of women in Judaism in its next Lunch and Learn series. There will be four meetings, with the first slated for Wednesday, Feb.14.  Other dates will be Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14. All four sessions, free and open to the community, will […]
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  • Jewish interaction with the mob to be theme of Bethlehem Chabad speaker on Feb. 15

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    ALBANY – Myron Sugerman, author of The Chronicles of The Last Jewish Gangster: From Meyer to Myron will visit Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar, on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. to tell of how the history of the mob and the history of Jews in America are intertwined. Sugerman, of Newark, N.J., a slot machine installation specialist, for […]
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  • 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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