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Community

  • Summer classes offered by Congregation Shaaray Tefila

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    GLENS FALLS–Congregation Shaaray Tefila has announced three free summer classes, open to the community, at the synagogue, 68 Bay St. “An Introduction to Judaism class” will be held on Thursdays evenings at 7 p.m. continuing through Aug. 24. “Hebrew for the Siddur,” an opportunity to better understand prayers, will be offered Wednesdays  at 6 p.m. through Aug 23. Rabbi Stephen Slater […]
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  • Altman, Zonderman set to lead JWV Posts 105, 106

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2017
    By RICHARD GOLDENBERG “It is a unique mitzvah to stand and be counted with Jewish War Veterans, to counter enduring lies and misperceptions about Jewish American service and confront anti-Semitism in the modern era,” said Paul Zonderman, transitioning out of command of Albany Post 105 to take the reins of Post 106 in Schenectady as members of the Capital District […]
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  • The Maccabeats to be featured at opening ceremonies for Capital Region Maccabi Games; you can still be involved!

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2017
    ALBANY–The Maccabeats, a Jewish music and a cappella group will be the headliner act at the opening ceremonies for the 2017 Capital Region Maccabi Games. Opening ceremonies are set for  the Times Union Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6.  The Maccabi Games will be Aug. 6-11. The Maccabi Games is an Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish youth from around the world. […]
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  • A new website aims to bring Jew-ish millennial women together

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If you’re a young Jewish woman — or if you just happen to love “Broad City” or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp — there’s a new website for you. Alma, which was recently launched by 70 Faces Media (JTA’s parent company), aims to be a resource for millennial women navigating sometimes tricky […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s TRIBE to gather for Israeli dance, sushi on July 6; slates full July agenda

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth’s newest community organization, the TRIBE will offer programming and opportunities to young Jewish professionals throughout July. Organizers report that the group has now formally organized a board and is planning  a variety of summer activities. Among the peer-organized social events, community action programs and professional development opportunities in July will be Israeli dance and sushi on Thursday, July […]
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  • Student winners of local Holocaust essay contest noted at ceremony

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    Winning essayists of the 2017 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest are Meghan Emery of the Loudonville Christian School in the high school division and Claire Pike of the Ravenna-Coeymans Middle School. The award ceremony was held on June 7 at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.  Contest Chairperson Bob Michaels was emcee of the program, and students […]
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  • $65,000 for the North Country Jewish community raised at the Jewish Federation annual event

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York recently hosted its 16th annual North Country Event at the Saratoga City Center. Prof. Stephen Berk presented on, “Putin, Israel, and Foreign Policy in the Time of Trump.”  The evening raised over $65,000 for the North Country Jewish community. Pictured from left: Stephen Krakower, Saratoga campaign chairman; Rabbi Joseph Solomon; Rabbi Jonathan […]
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  • Chatham shul lists tot Shabbat program

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    CHATHAM–The Chatham synagogue, Netivot Torah, 1536 Rte, 28 in Valatie has scheduled a tot Shabbat program for children under 10. It is open to the community. The program, Saturday, July 1, from 11- 12 p.m., will feature storytelling, dance and song based on the week’s Torah reading. An adult service ongoing upstairs is scheduled to end at noon. Information may be […]
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  • Eli Gordon learns life lessons from his Zaidy; Comes in 2nd in national writing contest!

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2017
    Eli Gordon, son of Itche and Dini Gordon of Albany was recently announced as the Better 2 Write second place winner, a national Jewish essay contest. Eli’s “Lessons from my Zaidy” was selected in the middle school division. Fifty schools submitted essays in the national contest. Eli, 11 years old, and in the 6th grade, wrote the essay as part […]
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  • Capital region shows support for Israel at celebration in NYC

    By jwadmin on June 7, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Tens of thousands of people lined Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to show their support for Israel. The “Celebrate Israel” parade was held Sunday afternoon, June 4, under the banner of “Celebrate Israel All Together.” The parade also recognized 50 years of the reunification of Jerusalem. Among those in the parade was a contingent of 50 from […]
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