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  • Women’s Philanthropy Pearl Event with Alyson Richman

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2017
    Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York welcomes Alyson Richman, bestselling author of six novels, as the keynote speaker for the annual Pearl Event on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:00 PM at Temple Israel. Richman will be discussing the writing and research of her internationally bestselling novel, The Lost Wife. Richman will bring to life many of […]
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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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  • 7 new kids’ books for Passover, from seder guides to stories

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By PENNY SCHWARTZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – From the wizardry of Harry Potter that echoes with Passover’s themes to a cartoon frog who wisecracks his way through the seder, this year’s new crop of Passover books for kids offers something for all ages and interests. The selection of fresh reads, including two family-friendly Haggadahs, also includes an unusual Jewish immigrant tale […]
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  • Passover recipes: Lighten up with fish and veggies

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By MEGAN WOLF NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – I love serving light foods that are naturally kosher for Passover. With so much matzah, vegetable and fish dishes are often a welcome addition in my home. In this holiday menu, my Coconut Carrot Soup is a creamy soup at its finest. The combination of carrots, ginger and coconut is so warming […]
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  • The New Generation of Passover wines

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By DEBORAH FINEBLUM/JNS.org Even the most finicky wine snob won’t be able to “pass over” the new generation of kosher wines. Increasingly, the current mindset is that since Jews are commanded to drink four cups of wine at the Passover seder, they might as well drink high-quality wine. The last decade has witnessed a veritable explosion of high-quality kosher wines, […]
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  • Albany Medical Center is presenting sponsor for the 2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    Albany Medical Center has agreed to be presenting sponsor for the 2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games — an Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish youth from around the world, which will be hosted in the Capital Region for the first time. The games are the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world.  “We are thrilled that […]
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  • Online seder offered by Sim Shalom on April 11

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY–Sim Shalom will host a second night seder on Tuesday, April 11. All are welcome to join and participate via live chat by clicking on Sim Shalom’s website or Facebook live at 7 p.m. EST. The seder will include festive freedom songs including Dayenu and readings from the Haggadah. The items on the seder plate, with foods that represent the hardships our  Jewish […]
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  • New social justice-themed haggadahs and a supplement to try this Passover

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – At Passover, Jews around the world gather around their dining room tables to remember their past plight as slaves in Egypt. But the seder can also be a time to learn about the hardships facing others today. For those looking to incorporate social justice themes into their seders — Passover starts this year on the […]
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  • Gluten-free matzah: Here’s what you should know

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) Gluten-free matzah might sound like a bad joke — after all, regular unleavened bread tastes pretty cardboard-like already.But for Jews with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can damage one’s intestinal lining, or gluten intolerance, which involves icky reactions to that pesky protein found in wheat, finding the right matzah is not an […]
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  • Shara Siegfeld to lead April Lunch and Learns at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2017
    ALBANY–Shara Siegfeld will lead two Beth Emeth Lunch and Learns on Wednesdays, April 5, and 26, at noon at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany.  Her topic will be, “Israel:  The Good, Bad & the Ugly.”  She will explore the challenge of having unconditional love for Israel in an open discussion with those attending.  This program is free and open to the community. Those […]
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