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Holidays

  • In Budapest, Chanukah comes out of the shadows and onto the ice rink

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ BUDAPEST (JTA)  – The outdoor ice skating rink — the largest in Central Europe — in Budapest’s city center has been part and parcel of Hungary’s Christmas tradition for nearly 150 years. Stretching across 3.5 acres between Heroes’ Square and Vajdahunyad Castle, the Budapest City Park Ice Rink draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country […]
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  • Chanukah 101: Answering some oft-asked Chanukah questions

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2017
    By My Jewish Learning staff via JTA How do you pronounce Chanukah? Is there a correct spelling for the holiday? Why does Chanukah last eight days? These are just some of the frequently asked questions about the Festival of Lights. Here are the answers to those questions and others. How do you pronounce Chanukah? English speakers generally pronounce it HAH-nuh-kuh. […]
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  • Bnei Menashe children lighting candles for the first night of Chanukah in Churachandpur, India.

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2017
    According to the Shavei Israel Founder and Chairman Michael Freund, “The Bnei Menashe are descendants of the tribe of Manasseh, one of the Ten Lost Tribes exiled from the Land of Israel more than 2,700 years ago by the Assyrian empire. So far, some 3,000 Bnei Menashe have made aliyah thanks to Shavei Israel over the past 15 years, including more than […]
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  • Clifton Park JWC sets Dec. 18 program

    By jwadmin on November 29, 2017
    CLIFTON PARK–The Jewish Women’s Circle (JWC) of the Clifton Park Chabad will host a night out for women only at Arts & Glass at the Clifton Park Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec.18. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to create a glass-fused dish and also celebrate Chanukah . Hostesses for the event are Varda LeMonds, Erica Schumacher and Rochelle Treiber. […]
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  • Could turkey poop help stop climate change?

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – None of us want to think too hard about the turkeys we eat on Thanksgiving. We especially don’t need to think about the excrement they produce. But what if that excrement could help halt climate change? Renewable Energy Resource According to researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, turkey excrement — along with waste produced by other […]
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  • Beth Emeth lists Chanukah gift buying opportunities

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth has announced several opportunities for the community to buy gifts during the holiday season. The congregation is sponsoring its annual craft fair on Sunday, Nov. 19, a book fair from Dec. 3 -17 and will display its Chanukah Mitzvah Menorah for a month beginning on Nov. 24. Temple Beth Emeth is located at 100 Academy Rd., Albany. […]
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  • What Is Sukkot?

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    A Guide to The Jewish Holiday of Sukkot, The Feast of Tabernacles, and the Meanings Behind it From Chabad.org Sukkot 2017 (October 4-11 2017) Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G‑d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in […]
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  • Want your sukkah listed in the Worldwide Sukkah Directory?

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    A world-wide registry of sukkahs has been set up, and is listed online at www.localsukkah.org. The directory has been designed so that Jews tcan locate a sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat. The idea of this service is not to list every Sukkah, but to try and have a sukkah listed for every area in […]
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  • ‘Sushi in the Sukkah’ party in Clifton Park

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2017
    CLIFTON PARK–Clifton Park Chabad will host its annual “Sushi in the Sukkah” party at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at 495 Moe Rd. The program is free and open to the community. The program will feature kosher sushi, soups, salads, and klezmer/holiday tunes sukkah crafts and lulav and etrog shakes. Donation and other information as well as reservations may be obtained from Leah Rubin […]
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  • Time to consider Chanukah stamps?

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2017
    Ronald Scheiman, annually an advocate for Chanukah stamps, reports that there will not be a new holiday stamp issued this year. According to Scheiman, this means local post offices will not be getting Chanukah stamps automatically. They will have to order them, if there is a demand. Scheiman suggests that if individuals want them that now is the time to go […]
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