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  • Life of late Rabbi Jonathan Eichhorn to be noted in Kingston on Oct. 29

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    KINGSTON –Congregation Emanuel of Kingston will celebrate the life and work of its late rabbi, Rabbi Jonathan Eichhorn in a program on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at the synagogue, 243 Albany Ave., Kingston. The rabbi’s wife, Suzanne, and the couple’s children will share memories and show photographs. All are welcome. Eichhorn, who died on May 12, 2017, at […]
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  • What Is Sukkot?

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    A Guide to The Jewish Holiday of Sukkot, The Feast of Tabernacles, and the Meanings Behind it From Chabad.org Sukkot 2017 (October 4-11 2017) Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G‑d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in […]
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  • Dr. Lester Gerhardt discusses U. S. space program at Gates Brotherhood breakfast

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    By BOB MICHAELS SCHENECTADY– “The U.S. Space Program — Up Close and Personal” was Dr. Lester Gerhardt’s topic at the Temple Gates of Heaven Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program event on Sunday, Sept. 17. Gerhardt, a Gates member and emeritus RPI professor of engineering, described his contributions to the U.S. space program, and his relationships with several of its luminaries. These included NASA administrator and eventual RPI […]
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  • Want your sukkah listed in the Worldwide Sukkah Directory?

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    A world-wide registry of sukkahs has been set up, and is listed online at www.localsukkah.org. The directory has been designed so that Jews tcan locate a sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat. The idea of this service is not to list every Sukkah, but to try and have a sukkah listed for every area in […]
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  • Maimonides’ Timeless Vision; Special Video

    By jwadmin on September 29, 2017
    The Bethlehem Chabad hosted an event Tuesday, September 26th at 7:30 pm at 393 Delaware Avenue, Delmar in honor of the conclusion of the yearly Maimonides study cycle. It will feature Rabbi Yisroel Rubin, Rosh Yeshiva MHDS; Rabbi Roy Feldman, Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob; Rabbi Avraham Kelman, Congregation Beth Israel and Rabbi Nachman Simon, Bethlehem Chabad. The yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, […]
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  • ‘Sushi in the Sukkah’ party in Clifton Park

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2017
    CLIFTON PARK–Clifton Park Chabad will host its annual “Sushi in the Sukkah” party at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at 495 Moe Rd. The program is free and open to the community. The program will feature kosher sushi, soups, salads, and klezmer/holiday tunes sukkah crafts and lulav and etrog shakes. Donation and other information as well as reservations may be obtained from Leah Rubin […]
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  • Time to consider Chanukah stamps?

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2017
    Ronald Scheiman, annually an advocate for Chanukah stamps, reports that there will not be a new holiday stamp issued this year. According to Scheiman, this means local post offices will not be getting Chanukah stamps automatically. They will have to order them, if there is a demand. Scheiman suggests that if individuals want them that now is the time to go […]
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  • Why some Jews are paying $500 for an Italian etrog

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export of the Calabria etrog, the citrus fruit used by Jews during the harvest festival of Sukkot. Shortage Lazar’s job is to make sure the fruit is kosher for the festival, and that […]
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  • Punk bands prove shofar isn’t just for the High Holidays

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By MICHAEL CROLAND NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Schmekel — a transgender Jewish punk band based in Brooklyn — opened its 2011 album with “I’m Sorry, It’s Yom Kippur.” The song features lyrics like “I’m sorry I came out to you in such an awkward way” and “I’m sorry I said you have schmutz on your head when it was Ash […]
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  • Hug a chicken and 4 other twists on traditional High Holidays rituals

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Picture services for the High Holidays: A roomful of congregants sitting with heavy books in their laps listening to a rabbi sermonize or a cantor chant is what likely comes to mind. Baking pizza? Embracing a chicken under a tree? Not so much. But those are some of the things that some Jewish […]
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