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  • How to celebrate Sukkot — if without a sukkah

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    By SARA SHAPIRO-PLEVAN (My Jewish Learning via JTA) – The central mitzvah of Sukkot is found in Leviticus 23:42, where Jews are commanded to dwell in a sukkah, a temporary hut, for seven days and nights. We do this in to remember the experiences of our ancestors, both on the journey from Egypt to the Land of Israel and in […]
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  • Sukkot observances set at Chatham Synagogue

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    CHATHAM –Sukkot will be noted by the Chatham Synagogue/ Netivot Torah  (TCS) congregation and Z-Farm with several programs. All programs are open to all. A post service lecture and discussion on Judaism’s agricultural roots and calendar with Dr. Fran Snyder will be held at the synagogue, 1536 county Rt., 28 on Saturday Sept. 22, 12 p.m. Lydia Kukoff at kukoff@aol.com is taking reservations for the […]
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  • Beth Emeth dedicates Iselin Family Garden Terrace

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    More than 250 attended the dedication of the new Iselin Family Garden Terrace on Friday, Sept. 7, at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd. The outdoor space, which will be used for reflection and prayer and small social events, includes inscriptions on 260 bricks of various sizes. The project was established to raise money for the synagogue’s endowment fund in recognition […]
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  • It is the season for Jewish unity!

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    By MOSHE PHILLIPS and JOSHUA GOLDSTEIN It can be claimed that no single day in the Jewish liturgical calendar is clearly meant to showcase the unity of the Jewish People than Yom Kippur. And during Yom Kippur no single service symbolizes that unity more than Kol Nidre. A short declaration made with a call that we all stand together is […]
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  • One for all, and all for one! Local Maccabi delegation returns home with 49 medals

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
      The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers sent 19 athletes and 1 artist as a joint delegation to the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Orange County, Calif. The local teen delegation earned 49 medals (15 Gold, 19 Silver, 15 Bronze). Now in its 36th year in the United States, the games are open to Jewish youth […]
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  • Massry residents bond over shared interests

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    ALBANY–“The Massry Assisted Living Residence on the Daughters of Sarah campus is a community where friends and family come together to enjoy the best of what life has to offer. We all know how important it is to stay active, no matter our age. We are delighted to see that those who are at home at The Massry Residence are […]
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  • Temple Israel announces its new Jewish Learning Center; programming starts in October

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    ALBANY–Registration is now open for Temple Israel’s Jewish Learning Center (JLC), a first of its kind Jewish academic program in the Capital Region, according to its organizers. The JLC, set to start in October, will feature local scholars teaching courses focussed on classic and modern Judaic themes in society. The JLC will offer classes by an academic calendar year. Classes […]
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  • It’s a new year. Why not swap in these recipes for old favorites?

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    BY SHANNON SARNA NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The sweetest time of year is upon us, quite literally: It’s Rosh Hashanah. And while I know most families have their standard holiday dishes they make year after year, sometimes it’s nice to swap in a new appetizer, alternating main dish or quick, but delicious new dessert to serve. Trade in your […]
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  • ‘A Day at B’nai’ at B’nai Sholom

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany recently welcomed the community to “A Day at B’nai,” a festival and open house, held at the synagogue on Whitehall Road in Albany.  A bounce house, face painting, music and dance, and a social action project were featured.  ‘A Day at B’nai’ kicked off B’nai Sholom’s month-long ‘Countdown to Rosh Hashanah,’ a series of […]
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  • A Jewish atonement ritual (not the chicken one) gets an eco-friendly makeover

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    BY PENNY SCHWARTZ SOMERVILLE, Mass. (JTA) – On the first afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz will lead her congregation on a walk to the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on the Mystic River for tashlich, a centuries-old ritual when Jews symbolically discard their sins from the past year into a moving body of water. But instead of the customary bits of […]
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