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  • Holocaust essay contest underway in difficult year; chairman stresses importance of project

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    BY BOB MICHAELS The 2017 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest is underway. This free and non-commercial contest is supported by high school and middle school administrators and teachers, and involves students in 12 contiguous area counties. The contest is based upon the premise that today’s students will become tomorrow’s leaders and voters and that they should be made aware […]
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  • Local contingent to join NYC Celebrate Israel Parade on June 4

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    The 2017 Celebrate Israel Parade will take place on Sunday, June 4, in New York City, 57th to 74th St. on Fifth Ave. The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York is offering a round-trip coach bus to New York City and a parade t-shirt for $25 per person.  Buses will depart from the Federation parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and will return at 8 p.m. Those planning […]
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  • Jewish war veterans to meet in Clifton Park; Post 105 memorial events set

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    The Capital District Council Jewish Veterans has announced several May activities to note the efforts of local Jewish war veterans (JWV) from throughout the area. A combined meeting for members of Albany Post 105, Schenectady Post 106 and Saratoga Springs Post 36 will be held at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 688 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park, on Tuesday, May 16, […]
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  • Clifton Park Chabad lists 3 May programs: Lag B’Omer, Shavuot celebrations

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    CLIFTON PARK–Clifton Park Chabad has announced three May programs at 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. A Mother’s Day, Lag B’Omer barbecue brunch is slated for 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 14. The Clifton Park Jewish Women’s Circle (JWC) will host “Watercolor Torah” at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Shavuot will be noted with a dairy buffet and ice cream party, featuring the reading of […]
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  • Capital Capabilities program at SJCC to note artistic talents of people with disabilities

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2017
    SCHENECTADY—The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) will host the fourth annual Capital Capabilities on Sunday, May 7, from 1 – 4 p.m., at the Center, 2565 Balltown Rd. Visitors and dignitaries including Honorary Co-Chairmen Assemblyperson Angelo Santabarbara and Assemblyperson Phil Steck, will note the artistic talents of people with disabilities and their annual gift to the SJCC. The family-friendly free […]
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  • 2017 JCC Capital Region Maccabi to offer more than sports

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    The 2017 JCC Capital Region Maccabi Games will be Aug. 6-11. The week of the Games will not only highlight athletic prowess — but it’s also an opportunity for the Jewish teen athletes to meet others from across the country and around the world. Maccabi volunteer Lauren Finkle has been planning the special events portion of the Games. “It’s an […]
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  • 9th Cherry Blossom 5K and Walk to benefit ALS

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    Congregation Gates of Heaven’s 9th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K Race and Walk for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) will be held on Sunday, April 30, with presenting sponsor Price Chopper/ Market 32. The Race/Walk will start on the grounds of Congregation Gates of Heaven, at 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The schedule of events and registration can be found at www.5kraceforals.com. Last […]
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  • 225 people from 3 congregations do mitzvahs

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2017
    Volunteers from Congregation Beth Emeth, Temple Israel, and Congregation Ohav Shalom joined April 2 for Mitzvah Day, to help community philanthropic organizations.  This year the number of volunteers increased from 170 to 225 adults and children. Some teams created gifts. A team led by Lucy Siegel put together ribbons for the Alliance for Positive Health and for To Life! for […]
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  • Online Jewish moms transform lives

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2017
    Like a sorority, without the sorority stuff BY TEAM BE’CHOL LASHON From myjewishlearning.com JEWISH& Jewish& is a blog by Be’chol Lashon, which gives voice to the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. The original multicultural people, Jews have lived around the world for millennia. Today, with globalism and inclusion so key in making choices about engaging […]
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  • Area Synagogues Donate Activity Kits to Children’s Hospital at Albany Med

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2017
    ALBANY — Representatives from Albany synagogues recently visited the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center to donate hundreds of children’s activity kits produced as part of a Mitzvah Day community event. Members of Congregation Beth Emeth, Temple Israel and Congregation Ohav Shalom assembled 224 themed activity kits for the children’s hospital patients as part of Mitzvah […]
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