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Community

  • JNF supporters meet at local breakfast; review promoting fair media coverage of Israel with Joe Hyams

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    ALBANY–Ninety Israel supporters filled the room at the Albany Marriott to show their unwavering passion for the work of Jewish National Fund (JNF) during its annual Breakfast for Israel, according to JNF organizers. “I am so proud of our community for their unwavering support of Israel and the work Jewish National Fund does every day on the ground to improve […]
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  • Bethlehem Chabad to note Shavuot with two programs

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    ALBANY – Bethlehem Chabad has slated two programs to note Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people 3,300 years ago. Both will be held at its headquarters, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Erev Shavuot, Tuesday, May 30, will feature a “TED talk”  program at 9:15 p.m. Ten community members will present 10 Torah topics that […]
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  • Are we facing decay of small-town life?

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    I was  moved by the stories and the similarities to what we and many other small Jewish communities are facing. I also identified with some of the characters who sense a calling to keep their synagogues and Jewish communities alive,” said Mark Hoffman, president of Shaaray Tefila of Glens Falls, organizer of the program, as he explained to The Jewish […]
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  • Holocaust essay contest underway in difficult year; chairman stresses importance of project

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    BY BOB MICHAELS The 2017 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest is underway. This free and non-commercial contest is supported by high school and middle school administrators and teachers, and involves students in 12 contiguous area counties. The contest is based upon the premise that today’s students will become tomorrow’s leaders and voters and that they should be made aware […]
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  • Local contingent to join NYC Celebrate Israel Parade on June 4

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    The 2017 Celebrate Israel Parade will take place on Sunday, June 4, in New York City, 57th to 74th St. on Fifth Ave. The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York is offering a round-trip coach bus to New York City and a parade t-shirt for $25 per person.  Buses will depart from the Federation parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and will return at 8 p.m. Those planning […]
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  • Jewish war veterans to meet in Clifton Park; Post 105 memorial events set

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    The Capital District Council Jewish Veterans has announced several May activities to note the efforts of local Jewish war veterans (JWV) from throughout the area. A combined meeting for members of Albany Post 105, Schenectady Post 106 and Saratoga Springs Post 36 will be held at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 688 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park, on Tuesday, May 16, […]
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  • Clifton Park Chabad lists 3 May programs: Lag B’Omer, Shavuot celebrations

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    CLIFTON PARK–Clifton Park Chabad has announced three May programs at 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. A Mother’s Day, Lag B’Omer barbecue brunch is slated for 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 14. The Clifton Park Jewish Women’s Circle (JWC) will host “Watercolor Torah” at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Shavuot will be noted with a dairy buffet and ice cream party, featuring the reading of […]
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  • Capital Capabilities program at SJCC to note artistic talents of people with disabilities

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2017
    SCHENECTADY—The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) will host the fourth annual Capital Capabilities on Sunday, May 7, from 1 – 4 p.m., at the Center, 2565 Balltown Rd. Visitors and dignitaries including Honorary Co-Chairmen Assemblyperson Angelo Santabarbara and Assemblyperson Phil Steck, will note the artistic talents of people with disabilities and their annual gift to the SJCC. The family-friendly free […]
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  • 2017 JCC Capital Region Maccabi to offer more than sports

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    The 2017 JCC Capital Region Maccabi Games will be Aug. 6-11. The week of the Games will not only highlight athletic prowess — but it’s also an opportunity for the Jewish teen athletes to meet others from across the country and around the world. Maccabi volunteer Lauren Finkle has been planning the special events portion of the Games. “It’s an […]
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  • 9th Cherry Blossom 5K and Walk to benefit ALS

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    Congregation Gates of Heaven’s 9th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K Race and Walk for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) will be held on Sunday, April 30, with presenting sponsor Price Chopper/ Market 32. The Race/Walk will start on the grounds of Congregation Gates of Heaven, at 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The schedule of events and registration can be found at www.5kraceforals.com. Last […]
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