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  • One for all, and all for one! Local Maccabi delegation returns home with 49 medals

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
      The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers sent 19 athletes and 1 artist as a joint delegation to the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Orange County, Calif. The local teen delegation earned 49 medals (15 Gold, 19 Silver, 15 Bronze). Now in its 36th year in the United States, the games are open to Jewish youth […]
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  • Massry residents bond over shared interests

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    ALBANY–“The Massry Assisted Living Residence on the Daughters of Sarah campus is a community where friends and family come together to enjoy the best of what life has to offer. We all know how important it is to stay active, no matter our age. We are delighted to see that those who are at home at The Massry Residence are […]
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  • Temple Israel announces its new Jewish Learning Center; programming starts in October

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    ALBANY–Registration is now open for Temple Israel’s Jewish Learning Center (JLC), a first of its kind Jewish academic program in the Capital Region, according to its organizers. The JLC, set to start in October, will feature local scholars teaching courses focussed on classic and modern Judaic themes in society. The JLC will offer classes by an academic calendar year. Classes […]
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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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