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  • Purim celebration continues at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    ALBANY–The annual Purim Carnival at Congregation Beth Emeth on Academy Road will be held from 11 – 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. There is no charge for the carnival, but lunch will be available for sale. This event is open to the entire community. Pictured are youth enjoying the carnival in 2018.
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  • Tikkun olam will be the theme of Mitzvah Day on April 7

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    ALBANY–In the spirit of tikkun olam, five congregations will join to fulfill a variety of mitzvahs on Sunday, April 7, Mitzvah Day. The five Albany congregations involved are Congregations Beth Emeth, Beth Abraham-Jacob, B’nai Sholom, Temple Israel and Ohav Shalom. Check-in and lunch, prepared by Congregation Ohav Shalom, will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd. Individuals […]
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  • Women unite to host annual Spa for the Body & Soul

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    The Jewish Women’s Connection hosted its 14th Annual Spa for the Body & Soul on Sunday, March 3, at the Shabbos House Student Center in Albany. One hundred Jewish women from the region attended. Miriam Lipskier, co-founder and director of Chabad Student Center at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. was the keynote speaker. The event was co sponsored by Capital […]
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  • Purim in NYC is theme for Clifton Park Chabad

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    CLIFTON PARK–Clifton Park Chabad will host ‘Purim in NYC this Purim holiday, the program begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. It will be held at the Hyatt Place-Malta. The NYC themed event will feature a kosher deli menu, NYC street performer, Graffiti wall art, pickle making, cookie decorating, face painting and mishloach manot gifts. The celebration will also feature an […]
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  • Vigil for the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand massacre

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2019
    A vigil for the victims of the massacre in New Zealand will be held  onThursday, March 21 from 7:30-8:30  p.m. at the Al-Hidaya Center located at 322 Troy Schenectady Rd. (rt. 7), Latham. for more information, call them at (518) 608-1255.
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2019

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish sages, https://bit.ly/2Fe7SbM More on Purim and other Jewish holidays: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/499393 Purim and deliverance.  Purim is one of the Jewish national liberation holidays, such as Passover and Chanukah, which commemorate the transformation of the Jewish people from slavery and subordination to liberty and independence. It is celebrated, annually, […]
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  • 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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  • Leek and feta hamantaschen: A savory, cheesy twist on your favorite Purim treat

    By jwadmin on March 12, 2019
    This article originally appeared on The Nosher. By LEANNE SHOR The inspiration for these flaky, cheesy leek and feta hamantaschen comes from my best friend Danielle’s mother, Hannah. On almost any given visit to Hannah’s kitchen, there was a quiche just going into the oven or just coming out. She would mix three or four European cheeses, many of which […]
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  • Deadline for area student Holocaust essay contest is April 19

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    The 2019 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest essay topic is: This year’s essay topic is: Holocaust resistance occurred frequently during WW-2.  What dangers did ‘underground’ resisters face, and what do you think motivated some to resist, while others did not?” The free and non-commercial contest, supported by middle and high school administrators and teachers, is open to middle and high school students in […]
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  • Last day of February effort to raise awareness of rare genetic diseases

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    Discount on screenings to note Rare Disease Day ATLANTA – JScreen, a national non-profit community based genetic screening and health initiative, today highlighted the importance of Rare Disease Day 2019 by offering a discount on their at-home genetic screening test valid only on Feb. 28, 2019 – Rare Disease Day. To claim the discount, users must visit wws.jscreen.org and enter code “Rare19” to […]
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