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Arts & Culture

  • Art and the Purim story

    By jwadmin on March 14, 2019
    By Rabbi MENDEL RUBIN Just before Presidents’ Day, Maimonides Hebrew Day School sixth graders visited the Albany Institute of History and Art with their teacher Rabbi Mendel Rubin. The group was particularly interested in two exhibits: “Shadow Art” by Larry Kagan, and “Look Alikes” by Joan Steiner. The students were fascinated by these works and spent time carefully viewing each […]
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  • By comparing it to Anne Frank, reviewer nails problem with Oscar winner ‘Green Book’

    By jwadmin on March 12, 2019
    By LIOR ZALTZMAN This article originally appeared on Alma. When “Green Book” won the Academy Award for best movie on Sunday night, arguably the most coveted prize of the ceremony, “BlacKkKlansman” and “Do The Right Thing” director Spike Lee stormed to the back of the auditorium and kept his back turned for the entire speech. The gesture culminated a controversy around the movie, which […]
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  • These 7 Jewish comedians prove moms are really, really funny

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2019
    By ARIELLE KAPLAN This article originally appeared on Kveller. When screenwriter Amy Sherman-Palladino gifted the world with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” we here at Kveller went wild. At last there was a show (a major hit, no less!) that seemed to be aimed directly at American Jews — specifically speaking, Jewish mothers. Although the titular character Midge Maisel has been criticized […]
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  • Eson to review Mary Morris’ book at AJCC on March 13

    By jwadmin on March 6, 2019
    ALBANY–The Albany Jewish Community Center will kick off the 2019 Book Mavens series on Wednesday, March 13, 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the Center’s Massry Senior Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., with a review by retired educator Judy Arian-Eson of Mary Morris’ Gateway to the Moon. According to organizers, the historical novel tells a story about those who survived the Spanish Inquisition […]
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  • Guy Nattiv wins Short Film category, first Israeli to win Academy Award in 41 years

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2019
    (JNS) – Israeli government officials congratulated Israeli director Guy Nattiv for winning the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film on Sunday—the first Israeli Oscar in 41 years. “Skin,” a 20-minute movie, focuses on hate crimes and their impact on a skinhead and two young children, one black and one white. The elated Nattiv ascended the stage to accept his […]
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  • How did Jews fare during the Crusades? Lecture March 7 at University at Albany

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    ALBANY–Prof. William Chester Jordan of Princeton University will lecture on “The First Crusade and Jewish Martyrdom” on March 7, 7 p.m. in the Standish Room, Science Library, University at Albany. Jordan is Dayton-Stockton Professor of History and the chairman of the Department of History at Princeton where he teaches courses on the Middle Ages. He is the author of several […]
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  • Violinist Joshua Sussman to teach course on niggun at B’nai Sholom

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    ALBANY-A new course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at the history and purpose of the niggun, vocal music based on repetitive sounds, both with and without words. “Song is the Pen of the Soul,” taught by musicologist and violinist Joshua Sussman, will meet four Tuesdays beginning March 5, 7-8:15 p.m., at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. […]
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  • Attention Jewish artists ! The SJCC is looking for you!

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) located at 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady, is looking for artists to showcase their work at the Center as part of either the March/April exhibit featuring a Jewish theme and  or the May/June exhibit with an Israel theme focus. Deadlines to submit work for consideration in the March/April Jewish-themed exhibit is Feb. 25 and for […]
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  • Bethleham Chabad plans a reception for Rabbi/Artist Yitzchok Moully

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2019
    ALBANY–The public is invited hear Rabbi Yitzchok Moully speak and see his art at Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p. m. Bethlehem Chabad will host an evening of wine, art and cheese at a reception for Moully— “The PopArt Rabbi” Moully will share his life story. He is a conceptual artist whose work explores […]
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  • ‘The Invisibles’ tells the story of Jews who somehow survived in Nazi Berlin

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2019
    By CURT SCHLEIER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In May 1943, after years of killings and deportations, the Nazis declared Berlin “judenfrei,” or free of Jews. What they didn’t know was that approximately 7,000 Jews remained in hiding in the city, and not only in attics and basements — often in plain sight. “The Invisibles,” a German film, tells the […]
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