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  • Vigil for the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand massacre

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2019
    A vigil for the victims of the massacre in New Zealand will be held  onThursday, March 21 from 7:30-8:30  p.m. at the Al-Hidaya Center located at 322 Troy Schenectady Rd. (rt. 7), Latham. for more information, call them at (518) 608-1255.
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2019

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish sages, https://bit.ly/2Fe7SbM More on Purim and other Jewish holidays: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/499393 Purim and deliverance.  Purim is one of the Jewish national liberation holidays, such as Passover and Chanukah, which commemorate the transformation of the Jewish people from slavery and subordination to liberty and independence. It is celebrated, annually, […]
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  • Art and the Purim story

    By jwadmin on March 14, 2019
    By Rabbi MENDEL RUBIN Just before Presidents’ Day, Maimonides Hebrew Day School sixth graders visited the Albany Institute of History and Art with their teacher Rabbi Mendel Rubin. The group was particularly interested in two exhibits: “Shadow Art” by Larry Kagan, and “Look Alikes” by Joan Steiner. The students were fascinated by these works and spent time carefully viewing each […]
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  • Leek and feta hamantaschen: A savory, cheesy twist on your favorite Purim treat

    By jwadmin on March 12, 2019
    This article originally appeared on The Nosher. By LEANNE SHOR The inspiration for these flaky, cheesy leek and feta hamantaschen comes from my best friend Danielle’s mother, Hannah. On almost any given visit to Hannah’s kitchen, there was a quiche just going into the oven or just coming out. She would mix three or four European cheeses, many of which […]
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  • Deadline for area student Holocaust essay contest is April 19

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    The 2019 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest essay topic is: This year’s essay topic is: Holocaust resistance occurred frequently during WW-2.  What dangers did ‘underground’ resisters face, and what do you think motivated some to resist, while others did not?” The free and non-commercial contest, supported by middle and high school administrators and teachers, is open to middle and high school students in […]
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  • Last day of February effort to raise awareness of rare genetic diseases

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    Discount on screenings to note Rare Disease Day ATLANTA – JScreen, a national non-profit community based genetic screening and health initiative, today highlighted the importance of Rare Disease Day 2019 by offering a discount on their at-home genetic screening test valid only on Feb. 28, 2019 – Rare Disease Day. To claim the discount, users must visit wws.jscreen.org and enter code “Rare19” to […]
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  • Death With Dignity lists short film at AJCC

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2019
    ALBANY–The local group Death with Dignity-Albany will present a showing of  a documentary, “Living While Dying” on Tuesday, March 12, from 1-3 p.m. at the Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. “Living While Dying” focuses on how to face the fear of death by living life to its fullest. In this documentary, Jewish filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin follows the lives of people living […]
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  • Academy Awards Night, skiing are on the Beth Emeth Brotherhood schedule

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2019
    ALBANY–The Beth Emeth Brotherhood has two social outings planned for late February. Academy Awards Night with Brotherhood will be on Sunday, Feb. 24 and an outdoor excursion to Jiminy Peak for skiing and dinner is slated for Thursday, Feb. 28. Academy Awards night will feature a 25-foot screen to view the program. It will start at 6 p.m. and the […]
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  • Capital Chabad celebrates Tu B’Shevat

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    Capital Chabad celebrated Tu B’Shevat with the New York State Assembly in Albany. Director of Capital Chabad Rabbi Yisroel Rubin gave an invocation based on the holiday themes. Pictured, back row from left, students of B’nos Chai High School: Ita Gordon, Chaya Lazaroff, Sara Rubin Goldie Kochmant, Tani Mahr  Front row,  from left, Mussie Rubin, Esther Wildman, Chaya Rubin, Rivkah Laber, […]
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  • The Jewish Federation lists availability of academic scholarships

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    The Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York has announced the availability of academic scholarships.  Scholarships include: Undergraduate College Scholarships The Abraham & Eleanor Staff College Scholarship $4,075 grant available The recipient of the award must be between the ages of 17 and 24. The applicant’s parents must demonstrate financial need and show a copy […]
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