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Arts & Culture

  • Dozens of women accuse Jewish director James Toback of sexual harassment

    By jwadmin on October 26, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Thirty-eight women have accused director and writer James Toback of sexual harassment in a Los Angeles Times report spurred by the account of an incident by a rabbi’s daughter. Toback, 72, who is Jewish and received an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” denied the allegations to the Los Angeles Times. He also said he has […]
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  • Tragedy and the Will to Live: The Obsessive Art of Charlotte Salomon

    By jwadmin on October 23, 2017
    By CATH POUND The New York Times The details of Charlotte Salomon’s extraordinary life tend to overshadow her work. Often likened to Anne Frank, the Jewish artist was shaped by the Nazis’ rise to power and by a suppressed family history of suicide, before her life was cut short at Auschwitz in 1943. She has inspired plays, an opera, a movie and an […]
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  • Ben Kingsley playing Adolf Eichmann in film about Nazi’s capture by Israel

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley is in Buenos Aires filming a Hollywood movie about the capture of Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents. Kingsley, a British actor, is starring in “Operation Finale,” which chronicles the notorious Nazi’s life as Ricardo Klement living in the Argentine capital after World War II and the Mossad operation to capture […]
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  • Three speakers to review ‘The State of Israel: A Changing Society–Trends and Challenges’ as series

    By jwadmin on October 13, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–The Israel Committee of Congregation Gates of Heaven is sponsoring a three part lecture series to note Israel’s 70th anniversary. “The State of Israel: A Changing Society–Trends and Challenges,” at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady.  Lectures will be Sundays, Oct. 15, 22, and 29, at 7 p.m. No reservations are needed. The first speaker will be Aaron Benavot, professor […]
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  • ‘Keep Quiet’ to be screened in area three times: Oct. 15, 28, 29

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    What happens when a life and political belief in anti-Semitism is turned on its head when someone learns of a secret, Jewish past? The Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents the biographical documentary, “Keep Quiet” on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The film will also be shown as part of the Schenectady Jewish […]
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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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  • SJCC writing workshop to be taught by Leslie Neustadt 

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Artist/author Leslie B. Neustadt will lead a writing workshop entitled, “Everyone has a Story to Tell” at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC), 2565 Balltown Rd., from10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays, from Oct. 20 through Nov. 17.  Each week, Neustadt will use prompts based on family photographs and objects brought to class by participants. Neustadt is a member of […]
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  • When the women lose their balcony…

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    SJCC Jewish Film Fest begins with ‘The Women’s Balcony’ on Oct. 8 SCHENECTADY– Screenings of “The Women’s Balcony,” will begin the 2017-2018 Schenectady Jewish Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. (film only) and again at 7:15 p.m. (with post-film discussion). The Center’s film festival, which continues with films  through April, is at the Robert and Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady JCC on the […]
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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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  • Seniors, SJCC tweens create peace murals: Community can help create more doves

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Schenectady County-area seniors and Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) tweens came together to decorate dove cutouts to create two murals, one at the B’nai B’rith House and the other, at the SJCC. The mural projects were inspired by, and in solidarity with the “Wings for Peace” mural located at the Neve Eshkol Culture and Leisure Center in the Eshkol region […]
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