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Holidays

  • ‘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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  • Rosh Hashanah (New Year) guide for the perplexed, 2018

    By jwadmin on September 5, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish Sages, September 5, 2018, https://bit.ly/2NfMtFe More on Rosh Hashanah and other Jewish holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J 1. Rosh Hashanah (“the beginning of the year” in Hebrew), the Jewish New Year (5,779), is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei (תשרי).  Tishrei was a Babylonian term […]
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  • This Torah study tool is everywhere — but you may have never heard of it

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – One of these days, maybe ahead of Simchat Torah, you are going to attend a Jewish studies class. Or not. But let’s say you do. You’ll sit in a classroom, or a lounge, or in the front row of a synagogue. There will be a teacher, and he or she will pass […]
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  • Alpha Epsilon Pi partners with Synagogue Connect to provide students with worship choices 

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN– Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish college fraternity, working with Synagogue Connect, has established an online system to match college students looking for a congregation at which to spend the High Holidays. This is the third year of the Alpha Epsilon Pi/Synagogue Connect partnership. The online system is free and is open to all Jewish college undergraduate and graduate […]
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  • Beth Israel’s annual Labor Day barbecue announced

    By jwadmin on August 22, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, will be celebrated by Congregation Beth Israel with its annual Family Barbecue, beginning at 5 p.m. The entire community is invited to attend the program at the synagogue, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady. It will feature  holiday foods, as well as music and games. The cost is $15 for adults, $6 for ages 3-10, and  no […]
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  • ‘A Day At B’nai’ set for Aug. 12; festival starts “Countdown To Rosh Hashanah” Shabbat series

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    ALBANY– “A Day at B’nai,” a free festival and open house at Albany’s B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation will be held Sunday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. The festival is open to the community. Featured activities will include a bounce house, games and crafts, face painting, social action project, music and dancing At the open house, those […]
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  • Tisha b’Av – How do Israelis grieve?

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    Tisha b’Av 2018 begins on Saturday night, July 21, and ends at sundown, July 22 JERUSALEM – Many Israeli Jews visit the Kotel (Western Wall) on Tisha b’Av, a day of mourning and remembrance for the destruction of both the First and Second Temples and other tragedies in Jewish History. How many Jews? Newspapers report that thousands, even tens of thousands stand before the […]
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