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  • Optometrist Fox plans Mexico trip to help underprivileged with eye concerns

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2018
    ALBANY –Dr. Robert Fox OD, FCOVD, owner of Fox Vision Development Center, 1202 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, reports that he will soon head to Gomez Palacio, Mexico with two of his vision therapists. The goal of the team will be to provide vision care and eyeglasses to the underprivileged people of that city. Fox hopes to help about 1,000 patients and to distribute about 2,000 […]
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  • Temple Israel invests in dynamic new programs, announces creation of ‘Program Development Office’

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2018
    ALBANY–“Temple Israel has announced a series of innovative steps to better serve the needs of the congregation and Albany Jewish community at large,” said Acting Executive Director Ken Dymond. These steps include the creation of a new “Program Development Office” within the congregation’s main office. The office will focus on generating and implementing new Judaic and secular programs, events, and […]
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  • Temple Gates plans program for those thirsty for Torah, “Torah-On-Tap”

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven has announced a new program, Torah-On-Tap, an opportunity to talk about Torah over beers and bagels with Rabbi Matt Cutler and Arnie Rotenberg, the congregation’s director of Jewish living. The program will be at the Schmaltz Brewing Company, 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. The program is free and open […]
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  • Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS) helps out with Christmas charity programs

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    The local chapters of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS), American Jews and Muslims joined together to perform acts of charity for those celebrating Christmas. On Sunday, Dec. 17, members gathered at the Muslim Community Center, Schenectady to bake rolls for the Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council’s Soup Kitchen Christmas Dinner sponsored by Temple Sinai of Saratoga Springs. On Dec. 25, the SOSS joined by […]
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  • Home care discussion at Temple Gates breakfast program led by Drs. Miller, Hornick

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2018
    By BOB MICHAELS SCHENECTADY –“Homecare:  Who Cares?” was Dr. Roberta Miller’s and Dr. David Hornick’s topic at a recent Temple Gates Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker program. Miller and Hornick co-founded Homedical Administrative Associates, which serves homebound patients in the area. Hornick recalled home visits by doctors in his youth, followed by an 11-year hiatus, when patients went to physicians’ offices and hospital emergency rooms. He […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s TRIBE hopes to offer young adults a cultural connection to Judaism

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2018
    BY SUE WOLLNER When Andrew Abramowitz joined Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany a few years ago it became clear as he looked around the sanctuary during services that he, a young man in his early 20s, was in the minority. A recent graduate of the University at Albany he was not surprised, knowing that his demographic group was the least […]
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  • International folk dance lesson set to aid Family Promise; B’nai Sholom is a sponsor

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2018
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany, Delmar Presbyterian Church and Journey United Church of Christ in Glenmont will host a dancing event Saturday, Jan. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Delmar Presbyterian Church, 585 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Led by Joan and Jim Savitt of Albany, experienced folk dance teachers and B’nai Sholom congregants, have indicated that participants will be taught easy international dances, […]
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  • Beth Emeth social group attends Cap Rep performance

    By jwadmin on December 27, 2017
    The Renaissance Group (TRG) of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany recently sponsored a social outing that included dinner at a restaurant and a performance of ‘She Loves Me’ at Capital Repertory Theatre of Albany. Forty TRG members attended. TRG caters to congregants who are 55 and older. From left, Lee Rosen, Beth Emeth Board president; Lauren Iselin, past board president; […]
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  • A sisterhood of peace, Jews and Muslims to join for Christmas Meals On Wheels program

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2017
    Members of two local chapters of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom  (SOSS) will take part in a national event that is happening in dozens of cities across the country; in a show of solidarity, American Jews and Muslims are joining together to perform acts of charity to serve those celebrating Christmas. The Capital Region chapters will join the annual Christmas Meals effort […]
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  • Sufganiyot get all the hype. But this humble Moroccan doughnut is also a Chanukah staple

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    BY ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA)  – The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Chanukah in Israel. During the holiday season, the famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country. It sparkles with oil and sugar, and shows just enough filling to get and keep fans interested. A Tale of Two Doughnuts Every year, […]
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