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Arts & Culture

  • 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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  • My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes at Proctors on April 20

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2017
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York is hosting a one-time film screening of My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes on Thursday, April 20, 7:00 PM and the GE Theatre at Proctors, 432 State Street Schenectady, NY. My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes reveals a clandestine Italian resistance movement that helped save many Jews during the Shoah. Among the figures […]
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  • Chatham Synagogue slates A Chaim Grade Sampler

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2017
    Chaim Grade, who Elie Wiesel praised as one of the greatest Yiddish writers and who others have called “the Yiddish Balzac,” created intimate novels and poems reflecting the rich panorama of Jewish life in Lithuania between the two world wars. A selection of Grade’s works will be performed (in English) by professional actors Robert Zukerman, Bernie Kukoff, and Lucile Lichtblau […]
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  • Beth Emeth to show “Violins of Hope”

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2017
    On Wednesday, April 19th, Congregation Beth Emeth, along with WMHT will be offering a free preview of the film, “Violins of Hope”  The film documents the efforts to restore violins recovered from the Holocaust, and captures the lessons, the music, and what these restored instruments have brought to others.  The film is part of Beth Emeth’s Lunch and Learn This […]
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  • UAlbany Visiting Scholar Rabbi David Gordis to lead “Synagogue Scholars” talk on death, dying

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation continues its  “Synagogue Scholars” series with a talk by Rabbi David Gordis, senior visiting scholar at the University at Albany, on death and dying. Gordis will present, “Anticipating the Inevitable: Thoughts on Death and Dying,” immediately following the congregation’s Friday, April 21, Shabbat service. The service and program, open to all, begin at 8 p.m.  B’nai Sholom is located at […]
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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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  • French Jewish spy during WWII, to tell her story here on May 3 at Bethlehem Chabad

    By jwadmin on March 30, 2017
    Marthe Cohn, a member of the French Resistance during WWII, and the author of Behind Enemy Lines,”will share her story on Wednesday, May 3, at Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar at 7 p.m. Cohn, a French Jew, was 20-years-old when the Nazis invaded France in 1940. While the rest of her family fled south, she decided to fight back. After graduating from nursing […]
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  • Shara Siegfeld to lead April Lunch and Learns at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2017
    ALBANY–Shara Siegfeld will lead two Beth Emeth Lunch and Learns on Wednesdays, April 5, and 26, at noon at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany.  Her topic will be, “Israel:  The Good, Bad & the Ugly.”  She will explore the challenge of having unconditional love for Israel in an open discussion with those attending.  This program is free and open to the community. Those […]
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  • Re-emergence of Jewish life in Eastern Europe is focus of photo show at Yiddish Book Center

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2017
    AMHERST, Mass. – The visiting exhibit “Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe,” photographs by Loli Kantor, is now open at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. The exhibit will be at the Center’s Brechner Gallery through October 15. “Beyond the Forest” considers the re-emergence of Jewish life in a region where Jewish communities were once destroyed. Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer, took the photographs over […]
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  • Dr. Magid riffs on reading program With Gates Brotherhood at breakfast program

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    By BOB MICHAELS SCHENECTADY–The Reading Is Fun Program (RIF) in Schenectady, ‘Where Every Child Is Everyone’s Child’ was the topic of Dr. Alvin Magid’s presentation at the recent Temple Gates of Heaven Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker program.  Magid in 2002 retired as a professor of political science at the University at Albany, and in 2012 founded RIF in recognition of the urgent need for a program in […]
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