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  • It’s a new year. Why not swap in these recipes for old favorites?

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    BY SHANNON SARNA NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The sweetest time of year is upon us, quite literally: It’s Rosh Hashanah. And while I know most families have their standard holiday dishes they make year after year, sometimes it’s nice to swap in a new appetizer, alternating main dish or quick, but delicious new dessert to serve. Trade in your […]
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  • ‘A Day at B’nai’ at B’nai Sholom

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany recently welcomed the community to “A Day at B’nai,” a festival and open house, held at the synagogue on Whitehall Road in Albany.  A bounce house, face painting, music and dance, and a social action project were featured.  ‘A Day at B’nai’ kicked off B’nai Sholom’s month-long ‘Countdown to Rosh Hashanah,’ a series of […]
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  • A Jewish atonement ritual (not the chicken one) gets an eco-friendly makeover

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    BY PENNY SCHWARTZ SOMERVILLE, Mass. (JTA) – On the first afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz will lead her congregation on a walk to the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on the Mystic River for tashlich, a centuries-old ritual when Jews symbolically discard their sins from the past year into a moving body of water. But instead of the customary bits of […]
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  • Temple Israel lists High Holiday Transportation Fund

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    ALBANY–Temple Israel in Albany has established the High Holiday Transportation Fun  using funds from the Carol Rosenthal bequest. The Fund will be used exclusively to pay for the cost of transporting of disabled and elderly persons to and from Temple Israel who wish to attend the High Holiday Services. Information on requesting transportation may be obtained by contacting the main office, […]
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  • Rosh Hashanah (New Year) guide for the perplexed, 2018

    By jwadmin on September 5, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish Sages, September 5, 2018, https://bit.ly/2NfMtFe More on Rosh Hashanah and other Jewish holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J 1. Rosh Hashanah (“the beginning of the year” in Hebrew), the Jewish New Year (5,779), is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei (תשרי).  Tishrei was a Babylonian term […]
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  • This Torah study tool is everywhere — but you may have never heard of it

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – One of these days, maybe ahead of Simchat Torah, you are going to attend a Jewish studies class. Or not. But let’s say you do. You’ll sit in a classroom, or a lounge, or in the front row of a synagogue. There will be a teacher, and he or she will pass […]
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  • CBEYG begins year with barbecue; welcomes Madison Laks as new co-advisor

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    ALBANY–The Congregation Beth Emeth Youth Group (CBEYG) will hold its seasonal opening day picnic/barbecue at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The peer-led youth group for high school students meets on Wednesdays during the school year in an informal setting. The barbecue is open to all Jewish high school teens in […]
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  • SecularSynagogue.com hopes to connect Jews to culture and community

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    TORONTO – As individuals and families increasingly balance work, social commitments, and competing interests both online and offline, traditional activities — including worship in religious institutions — are being left behind. But according to a recent Angus Reid Institute survey, people still want spirituality in their lives: just 19% claim to be non-believers, while 30% say they are privately faithful […]
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  • Alpha Epsilon Pi partners with Synagogue Connect to provide students with worship choices 

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN– Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish college fraternity, working with Synagogue Connect, has established an online system to match college students looking for a congregation at which to spend the High Holidays. This is the third year of the Alpha Epsilon Pi/Synagogue Connect partnership. The online system is free and is open to all Jewish college undergraduate and graduate […]
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