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Holidays

  • CBEYG holds annual Apple Overnight fund-raiser

    By jwadmin on November 28, 2018
    The Congregation Beth Emeth Youth Group (CBEYG) gathered at the Albany synagogue for its annual Apple Overnight on Saturday, Oct. 27. About 100 apple pies were baked that evening by the youth and then were sold the next morning during religious school as a fund-raiser. CBEYGers began the night with a pizza party at 6:30 p.m. and then were assigned […]
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  • Chanukah guide for the perplexed, 2018

    By jwadmin on November 26, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish sages, https://bit.ly/2KxtSRi More on Chanukah and Jewish other holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J 1. The miracle of Chanukah. According to ancient Jewish sages, Chanukah highlights a critical, non-conventional interpretation of the term “miracle,” which is a derivative of – and not superior to – reality.   Thus, the Hebrew translation of “miracle” […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s Mitzvah Menorah project set to benefit local groups

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth has announced that it will again collect seasonal gifts for families in need in the region. Individuals interested in purchasing a gift on someone’s ‘wish list’ from the congregation’s Mitzvah Menorah are invited to visit the Beth Emeth lobby at 100 Academy Rd., Albany from Nov. 23 through Dec. 15. Unwrapped gifts may be brought to the […]
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  • Who was this man who saved Jews?

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2018
    Feng Shan Ho was born in poverty 1901 and raised by his mother, an illiterate widow. He improved his situation by excelling at school. He attended Yale-in-China (Yali) College in Changsha in Hunan province, which had been established by Americans at the end of the Qing dynasty, and became fluent in English, German and Spanish. Eventually after relocating during a […]
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  • Interfaith commemoration of Kristallnacht to feature showing of film ‘Above the Drowing Sea’

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2018
    Friendships across cultures: Marion Gerber with Chinese playmates. Zhang Yongpel and his Jewish friend Freddie. Memories of life in Shanghai are revisited in “Above the Drowning Sea,” a documentary slated for the Kristallnacht Commemoration on Nov. 14. The Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center and the Jewish Federation of NENY will note the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht with a community […]
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  • Celebrating with the Torah at B’nai Sholom

    By jwadmin on October 17, 2018
    B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany celebrated Simchat Torah by unrolling the entire scroll around the synagogue Sunday, Sept. 30. The annual event, a 30-year tradition, enabled congregants to hold the Torah and see all of its 5,845 sentences at once. Rabbi Don Cashman, B’nai Sholom’s spiritual leader since 1985, identified and described each portion that was held.”The rabbi, at center, describes […]
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  • 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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