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  • Colonel Roger Shapiro discusses his military career with Gates Brotherhood

    By jwadmin on November 28, 2018
    By BOB MICHAELS “Twenty-five years of being Jewish in today’s military” was Col. Roger Shapiro’s Veterans Day topic at the Nov. 11 Gates of Heaven Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker program. Shapiro, a decade-long Gates Member, serves in the 109th Airlift Wing at the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia. He also is a part-time American Airlines pilot. In 1993 he entered Officer Candidate School […]
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  • CBEYG holds annual Apple Overnight fund-raiser

    By jwadmin on November 28, 2018
    The Congregation Beth Emeth Youth Group (CBEYG) gathered at the Albany synagogue for its annual Apple Overnight on Saturday, Oct. 27. About 100 apple pies were baked that evening by the youth and then were sold the next morning during religious school as a fund-raiser. CBEYGers began the night with a pizza party at 6:30 p.m. and then were assigned […]
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  • Chanukah guide for the perplexed, 2018

    By jwadmin on November 26, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish sages, https://bit.ly/2KxtSRi More on Chanukah and Jewish other holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J 1. The miracle of Chanukah. According to ancient Jewish sages, Chanukah highlights a critical, non-conventional interpretation of the term “miracle,” which is a derivative of – and not superior to – reality.   Thus, the Hebrew translation of “miracle” […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s Mitzvah Menorah project set to benefit local groups

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth has announced that it will again collect seasonal gifts for families in need in the region. Individuals interested in purchasing a gift on someone’s ‘wish list’ from the congregation’s Mitzvah Menorah are invited to visit the Beth Emeth lobby at 100 Academy Rd., Albany from Nov. 23 through Dec. 15. Unwrapped gifts may be brought to the […]
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  • Daughters of Sarah Auxiliary raises funds to renovate the nursing center’s beauty salon

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    ALBANY–The Daughters of Sarah Auxiliary recently held its annual donor luncheon in the Founders Room at the nursing center. The luncheon helped to raise funds to support the auxiliary’s latest project. In addition, the efforts of Audrey Ellowitz noting her 10 years of leadership and service to the organization and the nursing center were recognized. Following a sit-down luncheon prepared […]
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  • Hadassah Capital District lists campaign to purchase incubators for the Mt. Scopus hospital

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    Hadassah Capital District is noting the 100th anniversary of the Hadassah Medical Organization with a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of two specialized incubators for the Rosalie Goldberg Neonatal ICU (NICU) at Hadassah Mt. Scopus. Organizers of the campaign report that Hadassah is a leading referral center for fetal medicine in Israel. “The advances in fetal-neonatal medicine, that […]
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  • Schenectady JCC annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Services Award and gala to note efforts of Rubenstein and two institutions

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–At its upcoming Saturday, Dec.1, gala, the Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) will honor a local person and institutions for their support of the Center and the local community at its annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards at the SJCC, 2565 Balltown Rd. Sonia Rubenstein will be presented with the SJCC Community Service Award to note her years of […]
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  • Who was this man who saved Jews?

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2018
    Feng Shan Ho was born in poverty 1901 and raised by his mother, an illiterate widow. He improved his situation by excelling at school. He attended Yale-in-China (Yali) College in Changsha in Hunan province, which had been established by Americans at the end of the Qing dynasty, and became fluent in English, German and Spanish. Eventually after relocating during a […]
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  • Interfaith commemoration of Kristallnacht to feature showing of film ‘Above the Drowing Sea’

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2018
    Friendships across cultures: Marion Gerber with Chinese playmates. Zhang Yongpel and his Jewish friend Freddie. Memories of life in Shanghai are revisited in “Above the Drowning Sea,” a documentary slated for the Kristallnacht Commemoration on Nov. 14. The Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center and the Jewish Federation of NENY will note the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht with a community […]
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  • Beth Emeth Sisterhood/Brotherhood plan November social events

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth’s Sisterhood and Brotherhood have festive social events planned this November. The sisterhood will hold a ‘Ladies Night Out’ at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Druthers at 1053 Broadway in downtown Albany. Women are invited for dinner and dessert or just drinks. Registration is by Nov. 5 to Debbie Schaffer at DebbieSchaffer18@gmail.com or Jenna Shersky at […]
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