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Holidays

  • A Sukkot message from The Jewish National Fund

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By ROBERT GANZ, Capital Region JNF board president – Sukkot celebrates agriculture and one of Judaism’s three pilgrimage holidays. It is intrinsically tied to our people’s cultivation of the land of the Israel. That is no easy task in the rugged terrain, which is our homeland, especially in ages past. Today, Israel is a booming country and Northern Israel is witnessing […]
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  • Had enough sweet stuff at the new year? Here’s a savory meal for Sukkot.

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By MEGAN WOLF NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – So much at the Jewish New Year is sweet — first fruits, honey, honey cake. By the time Sukkot rolls around, we’re often looking for something savory to offset all the sweet. this is a meal easy to make and eat in the sukkah too. Regardless of the time of year, we have […]
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  • Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) guide for the perplexed, 2018

    By jwadmin on September 23, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative” Based on ancient Jewish sages, September 21, 2018, https://bit.ly/2QRtDDd More on Sukkot and other Jewish holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J 1. US-Israel special ties are accentuated by Columbus Day (October 8, 2018), which is always celebrated around Sukkot (September 24-30, 2018). According to “Columbus Then and Now” (Miles Davidson, 1997, p. 268), Columbus landed in America […]
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Temple Israel lists High Holiday Transportation Fund

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    ALBANY–Temple Israel in Albany has established the High Holiday Transportation Fun  using funds from the Carol Rosenthal bequest. The Fund will be used exclusively to pay for the cost of transporting of disabled and elderly persons to and from Temple Israel who wish to attend the High Holiday Services. Information on requesting transportation may be obtained by contacting the main office, […]
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