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Community

  • Area Jewish Legacy Giving Program secures 177 commitments in less than three months

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2018
    ALBANY – Recently the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York (JFNENY) leaders joined colleagues from across the country who are implementing the Life & Legacy program in their areas at a conference in Springfield, Mass. entitled “Life & Legacy /Create a Jewish Legacy Leadership Gathering.” The conference was aimed at building skills, sharing best practices and providing opportunities for networking […]
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  • Ginsburg, Gornstein and Rockwood join Ohav Shalom Board Of Trustees

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2018
    ALBANY –  Congregation Ohav Shalom elected three new trustees at its spring congregational meeting on May 15. The new  trustees are Jane Ginsburg, Dr. Brad Gornstein and Heather Rockwood.  Each will serve a three-year term. Jane Ginsburg is an attorney by training and has been a non-profit organization specialist for 15 years. Ginsburg serves as executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association, […]
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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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  • Shabbos House honors UAlbany 2018 students that have been active in Jewish life

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    Prior to the University at Albany commencement ceremonies, Shabbos House Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center honored 30 students of the Class of 2018 to note their involvement in Jewish campus life. The program included a buffet dinner, a memories slideshow featuring hundreds of photos spanning the students’ years at UAlbany, a student roast comparing each of the graduating students to […]
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  • JNF speaker tells of overcoming disability in the IDF at recent local JNF breakfast

    By jwadmin on June 6, 2018
    One hundred and thirty local community members came to the recent Jewish National Fund (JNF) breakfast held in Albany. Keynote speaker, Izzy Ezagui, related how while serving in the Israel Defense Forces he lost his arm in combat, but despite that loss would later return to the battlefield. Ezagui’s story of overcoming the odds, emphases the work JNF does every […]
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  • Cardiac patients at Ellis can rest easy with pillows created by Agudat Achim Women’s Network

    By jwadmin on June 6, 2018
    SCHENECTADY– Recently, 20 members (and  possible future members) of Congregation Agudat Achim’s Women’s Network held the 11th annual Hearts and Hummus service program. The  group made heart-shaped pillows for the cardiac patients at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.
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  • AJCC recognizes volunteer efforts

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2018
    The Albany Jewish Community Center senior adult program recognized the volunteer efforts of 73 people at the 42nd annual Volunteer Tribute on May 16 at the Albany JCC AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd.  Honorees and  supporters attended a concert and dinner held at the Center.
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  • Two shlichim to help out at AJCC camps this summer

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2018
    By SARAH WEISSMAN My first trip to Israel was in 2004 when I went on Birthright. I spent 10 amazing days traveling throughout Israel seeing all the famous sites —Masada, The Kotel, Eilat, the Dead Sea, and Tel Aviv. After that trip I wasn’t sure I would ever have the chance to go to Israel again, however now 14 years […]
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  • 70 attend Daughters Of Sarah program to better communicate with dementia victims

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2018
    The Daughters of Sarah Senior Community recently hosted a community presentation on dementia communication, “Buddies Forever: Life Enrichment for Families Living with Dementia.” Seventy people attended the program led by Erin Bonitto, M.S., A.D.C. founder and lead coach of Gemini Consulting, Inc. Buddies Forever, a hands-on dementia communication coaching system was developed by Bonitto, Bonitto, trains and works with senior […]
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  • Service planned for Siegfried Aftergut

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2018
    Longtime member of Beth Israel, Schenectady, Dr. Siegfried Aftergut passed away on May 23 a t the age of 91. Aftergut was living in New Haven CT at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Lisl, daughter Susan Feldman, son David Aftergood, Daughter in law Gina, and four grandchildren: Raphael, Abby, Rebecca, and Sarah. A service will […]
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