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Holidays

  • Beth Tephilah’s July 4 barbecue to focus on Jewish support for the American Revolution

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2018
    TROY–Beth Tephilah Synagogue has announced a Wednesday, July 4, barbecue and program at the synagogue, 82 River St., Troy. The 4 p.m. program, open to the community, will have as its theme, “how the Jews saved the American Revolution.” Leible Morrison, president of Beth Tephilah, will describe how the Jews of the 1700s America appreciated what the American colonies offered […]
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  • Remembering The Jewish War Veterans of Troy on Memorial Day

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    By STEVE GOLD In a back corner of the Elmwood Hill Cemetery is an area with the graves of Jewish war veterans who lived in Troy. As she has done for several years now, Jaclyn Gold, a member of Troy’s Temple Beth El, has organized a team to make sure there are fresh flags at each grave for Memorial Day. […]
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  • Beth Emeth to turn back clock for Shabbat service at former temple in downtown Albany

    By jwadmin on May 23, 2018
    ALBANY –As part of its 180th anniversary, Congregation Beth Emeth will recreate a Shabbat service like many held in its past, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1. The congregation, using the liturgy from the Union Prayerbook and music popular a century ago  will join to worship at the site of its former synagogue on the corner of Lancaster, Jay […]
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  • Shavuot, celebrating the giving of the law—and the mother-in-law?

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    By EDMON J. RODMAN LOS ANGELES (JTA) – In the Ten Commandments, the Torah tells us to “Honor your father and your mother,” but on mothers-in-law, it’s mum. That is until we come to the two-day holiday of Shavuot and read the Book of Ruth, which records the relationship between Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi. Since Shavuot celebrates the giving of […]
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  • Cooking For Mom on Mother’s Day?

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    Help the kids prepare a dessert for mom Taking mom out for brunch or dinner is a traditional way to celebrate her on Mother’s Day. But there’s another way that incorporates food, and it can be fun for the family as well as food for thought for the kids. In other words, when you involve the children in the meal […]
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  • Woodstock to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary on May 6 with community celebration

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    WOODSTOCK – A billboard-size mural of Jerusalem’s Western Wall and handmade metal roses forged from anti-Israeli missiles will be among the sights and sounds marking Israel’s 70th anniversary at a outdoor festival at Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. The free public event will also feature native Israeli music, dance, storytelling, children’s activities […]
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  • Yom Ha’Atzmaut 70 at SJCC to feature dinner and live music with Shiri Zorn

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady Jewish Community Center will host a Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration noting Israel’s 70th Independence Day on Sunday, April 22, at 5 p.m. The Center is located 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. The family-friendly event will feature a brief program (including a performance by Congregations Agudat Achim’s and Gates of Heaven’s religious school kids, a movie, a raffle, arts and […]
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  • Survey shows Passover traditions popular in Israel

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The majority of Israeli Jews read the Haggadah in its entirety at Passover seders. Some 64 percent of Israelis said that they read all of the Haggadah or “the entire Haggadah, including the part that is read after the meal,” according to a Jewish People Policy Institute survey for the Israeli Judaism project. In the survey conducted in late […]
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  • Kosher supermarkets hate cleaning for Passover as much as you do—maybe more!

    By jwadmin on March 30, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Pomegranate, a gourmet kosher supermarket in Brooklyn, spends $75,000 every year getting its kitchen ready for Passover. Hungarian Kosher Foods, a supermarket in Chicago, starts clearing its aisles for Passover eight weeks ahead of the holiday. The week before Passover, at Zabar’s, a Jewish favorite on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a staff of […]
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  • Stump the seder guests: Reminders of  what the Pesach symbols and customs mean

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2018
    By DEBORAH FINEBLUM (JNS) – Why is this year going to be different from all other years? Because this year, you can stump your guests with the meaning behind many of the mysterious rites that comprise the Passover seder. Turn Off Autopilot Let’s face it, you finally wrap up those frenzied days of cleaning and cooking. Then your guests arrive (Passover […]
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