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  • Mitzvah Day in Albany brings four congregations together for tikkun olam efforts

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2018
    By SUSAN WOLLNER Cooking meatballs for the soup kitchen, raking leaving at a homeless day center and writing personalized letters for IDF soldiers in Israel are just a few of the acts of tikkun olam (repairing the world) that brought volunteers, young and old, together on Sunday, April 15 from four Albany congregations for this year’s Mitzvah Day. According to […]
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  • Cardiac patients at Ellis can rest easy with pillows created by Agudat Achim Women’s Network

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    SCHENECTADY– Recently, 20 members (and  possible future members) of Congregation Agudat Achim’s Women’s Network held the 11th annual Hearts and Hummus service program. The  group made heart-shaped pillows for the cardiac patients at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.
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  • Shavuot, celebrating the giving of the law—and the mother-in-law?

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    By EDMON J. RODMAN LOS ANGELES (JTA) – In the Ten Commandments, the Torah tells us to “Honor your father and your mother,” but on mothers-in-law, it’s mum. That is until we come to the two-day holiday of Shavuot and read the Book of Ruth, which records the relationship between Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi. Since Shavuot celebrates the giving of […]
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  • 180th birthday of Beth Emeth noted by religious school

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    ALBANY–The Beth Emeth religious school had a 180th birthday bash, complete with cake, balloons, a circus performance on Sunday, March 25, at the Academy Road synagogue in Albany. The children were noting the 180 anniversary of the congregation. The festivities began with a meet and greet in the children’s chapel with former Beth Emeth Cantor Glenn Groper and his daughter, […]
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  • Cooking For Mom on Mother’s Day?

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    Help the kids prepare a dessert for mom Taking mom out for brunch or dinner is a traditional way to celebrate her on Mother’s Day. But there’s another way that incorporates food, and it can be fun for the family as well as food for thought for the kids. In other words, when you involve the children in the meal […]
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  • Baby Loves the Torah session to note Shavuot

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    CLIFTON PARK– A “Baby Loves the Torah” session to note the upcoming Shavuot holiday is slated for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at Clifton Park Chabad. A mini Shavuot party featuring Torah-themed activities has been announced. Leah Rubin at 518-495-0779, info@cliftonparkchabad.com can provide details and is taking reservations.
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  • Veterans to review American Jewish support to Israel during the 1948 War of Independence

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    American Jewish support to Israel during the 1948 War of Independence will be the theme on Tuesday, May 15, from 7-8 p.m. at a program coordinated by The Jewish War Veterans Capital District Council. It will be held at the NYS Military Museum, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs. May 15 marks the 70th anniversary of the war’s start as five Arab […]
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  • Rabbi Rick Jacobs to speak at Beth Emeth as part of congregation’s 180th anniversary

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    ALBANY–Union for Reformed Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs will speak at Temple Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany Friday, April 27, as part of the congregation’s 180th anniversary celebration. The program, which is open to the public, will begin with a 5:30 p.m. service, followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and then a presentation by Jacobs at 7:15 p.m. As […]
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  • Woodstock to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary on May 6 with community celebration

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    WOODSTOCK – A billboard-size mural of Jerusalem’s Western Wall and handmade metal roses forged from anti-Israeli missiles will be among the sights and sounds marking Israel’s 70th anniversary at a outdoor festival at Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. The free public event will also feature native Israeli music, dance, storytelling, children’s activities […]
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  • Interfaith program in Oneonta

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    Temple Beth El of Oneonta is sponsoring an interfaith community program titled “A Season of Faith and Understanding.” The series invites community members to learn more about the religions in the community. Various houses of worship have invited community members to attend prayer services, stay for coffee, conversation, and fellowship. Host communities include the First United Methodist Church (April 15 at 9:45 […]
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