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  • Beth Israel’s third annual Labor Day barbecue is planned

    By jwadmin on August 23, 2017
    SCHENECTADY_–Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, will be celebrated at Beth Israel Synagogue, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, with the congregation’s third annual family barbecue, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Family, friends, and the entire community are invited to enjoy holiday foods, music and games. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 3-10, with no charge for those under 3 years. […]
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  • Interfaith community lists immediate response to violence, hate in Charlottesville

    By jwadmin on August 17, 2017
    The Interfaith Community in the Capital Region joined together to stand with the people of Charlottesville, Virginia against the hateful white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, the KKK and racists in memory of Heather Heyer, Virginia State policemen Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and  Trooper- Pilot Berk M.M. Bates and all those injured. We suggest that people in our community can send support […]
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  • Maccabi Games unite Jewish teens with week of sports and community building

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    Excitement, team spirit, and Jewish ruach were the underlying themes of the Capital Region Maccabi Games week starting with the opening ceremonies on Aug. 6 at the Times Union Center in Albany and continuing through Aug. 11. Various youth competition sites included Guilderland High School Voorheesville High/Middle School, Western Turnpike Golf Course, Bethlehem YMCA and Keenholtz Town Park Dutchmen Field.   […]
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  • Maccabi Games See 1400 photos!

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    The athletes have all gone home. The venues have been restored. The host families and volunteers have recuperated. And now the 2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games can be recalled in the beautiful photography by Dennis J. Nally. Click: www.denisjnally.com At top menu, click on Contact/Store; On the next page, scroll down and “Click here to enter Store”; Enter this […]
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  • JWV Post 136 of Saratoga helps out at racetrack

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) welcomed the Jewish War Veterans Post 36 Saratoga Springs to Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, July 26. It was Military Day at the track, and the JWV post manned the track’s community booth. Post 36 Vice Commander Dave Kieserman spoke to NYRA’s Michael Johnson.  NYRA: What is the mission of the Jewish […]
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  • Self-defense class for women set for SJCC  

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) is offering a self-defense class for women on Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon at its facility, located at 2565 Balltown Rd. The class will be taught by ABC Women’s Self-Defense. The program focuses on teaching students what attackers look for, how to avoid being the victim, and essential skills that students can use to […]
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  • Student cantor to join Congregation Gates of Heaven; Shabbat services, open house, announced

    By jwadmin on August 2, 2017
    Student Cantor Stefano Iacono will join Rabbi Matthew Cutler on the bimah for his first Shabbat service at Gates of Heaven, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4.  The community is welcome to attend. Iacono is a cantorial student at the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. He recently returned from a year […]
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  • Beth Emeth to host annual Shabbat at SPAC

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2017
    Beth Emeth will host its third annual Shabbat at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, Aug. 18. The evening will begin with an optional “meet and greet” at the jazz bar at the Hall of Springs, followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. and an erev Shabbat service led by Rabbi Scott Shpeen and Cantor Jodi Schechtman at 7 p.m. both in […]
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  • Beth Israel breakfast program to feature Rabbi Shalom Hammer and his efforts to teach Judaism to secular Israelis

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Jerusalem Post contributor Rabbi Shalom Hammer will present, “To Begin Anew,” at Beth Israel Synagogue, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady on Sunday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. A light Israeli-syle breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. The Orthodox Israeli rabbi is an Israeli-American career officer in the IDF, serving in the Jewish identity branch. Born in Queens, Hammer received his […]
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  • L*E*V program to combine efforts of seniors and SJCC tween campers in mural project

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Niskayuna-area seniors are invited to join Schenectady Jewish Community Center  tween campers in  decorate dove cut-outs to create murals at both B’nai B’rith and at the Schenectady JCC as part of the L*E*V monthly program on Monday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m. at B’nai B’rith House , 22 Knolls Rd.,  Niskayuna. The free JCC’s L*E*V program for July is inspired by the […]
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