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Community

  • The nature of humor in Israel to be theme for Center’s Stein luncheon on June 29

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    The third program in the Albany Jewish Community Center’s 4 –part 2017 Jules and Paula Stein Live and Learn Lecture – Lunch Series will be held on Thursday, June 29, 11a.m. in the Center’s auditorium, 340 Whitehall Rd.  Al Kustanowitz presents: Israel is a Funny Country.  A book sale and signing of Kustanowitz’s books follows lunch. The program is open to the community. Kustanowitz […]
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  • Student winners of local Holocaust essay contest noted at ceremony

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    Winning essayists of the 2017 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest are Meghan Emery of the Loudonville Christian School in the high school division and Claire Pike of the Ravenna-Coeymans Middle School. The award ceremony was held on June 7 at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.  Contest Chairperson Bob Michaels was emcee of the program, and students […]
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  • Beth Emeth estate/garage sale slated for June 24

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    ALBANY–Opening night for the Congregation Beth Emeth estate and garage sale will be on Saturday, June 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. with the sale continuing on Sunday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beth Emeth is located at 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The sale will be indoors. Admission fee on Saturday is $10/person and the sale admission will be free on Sunday.  A bag […]
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  • $65,000 for the North Country Jewish community raised at the Jewish Federation annual event

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York recently hosted its 16th annual North Country Event at the Saratoga City Center. Prof. Stephen Berk presented on, “Putin, Israel, and Foreign Policy in the Time of Trump.”  The evening raised over $65,000 for the North Country Jewish community. Pictured from left: Stephen Krakower, Saratoga campaign chairman; Rabbi Joseph Solomon; Rabbi Jonathan […]
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  • Temple Israel of Catskill to honor building founders on Shabbat, June 23

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    CATSKILL–Temple Israel of Catskill will honor several local families who helped establish its current building at 220 Spring St., 40 years ago, on Friday, June 23, with a program at the temple starting at 5 p.m. The building that houses the only Reform Jewish congregation in Columbia and Greene counties was donated and constructed after a fire destroyed the original […]
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  • Chatham shul lists tot Shabbat program

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    CHATHAM–The Chatham synagogue, Netivot Torah, 1536 Rte, 28 in Valatie has scheduled a tot Shabbat program for children under 10. It is open to the community. The program, Saturday, July 1, from 11- 12 p.m., will feature storytelling, dance and song based on the week’s Torah reading. An adult service ongoing upstairs is scheduled to end at noon. Information may be […]
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  • Eli Gordon learns life lessons from his Zaidy; Comes in 2nd in national writing contest!

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2017
    Eli Gordon, son of Itche and Dini Gordon of Albany was recently announced as the Better 2 Write second place winner, a national Jewish essay contest. Eli’s “Lessons from my Zaidy” was selected in the middle school division. Fifty schools submitted essays in the national contest. Eli, 11 years old, and in the 6th grade, wrote the essay as part […]
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  • Capital region shows support for Israel at celebration in NYC

    By jwadmin on June 7, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Tens of thousands of people lined Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to show their support for Israel. The “Celebrate Israel” parade was held Sunday afternoon, June 4, under the banner of “Celebrate Israel All Together.” The parade also recognized 50 years of the reunification of Jerusalem. Among those in the parade was a contingent of 50 from […]
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  • 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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  • 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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