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Community

  • The Jewish Federation lists availability of academic scholarships

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    The Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York has announced the availability of academic scholarships.  Scholarships include: Undergraduate College Scholarships The Abraham & Eleanor Staff College Scholarship $4,075 grant available The recipient of the award must be between the ages of 17 and 24. The applicant’s parents must demonstrate financial need and show a copy […]
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  • Albany JCC Awards the 2018 David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    ALBANY – Haley Golderman is the recipient of the $2,000 2018 David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship of the Albany Jewish Community Center. Golderman is a first year student at the University of Vermont and recent graduate of Guilderland High School. In high school, she distinguished herself by leadership in Jewish youth groups, including serving as the president of Congregation Beth Emeth Youth […]
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  • Attention Jewish artists ! The SJCC is looking for you!

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) located at 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady, is looking for artists to showcase their work at the Center as part of either the March/April exhibit featuring a Jewish theme and  or the May/June exhibit with an Israel theme focus. Deadlines to submit work for consideration in the March/April Jewish-themed exhibit is Feb. 25 and for […]
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  • Jews of color on what Martin Luther King Jr. Day means to them in 2019

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN, BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –For many Jewish organizations, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to talk about the current state of black-Jewish relations. There’s a lot to talk about this year, from the controversy over ties between Women’s March organizer Tamika Mallory and Louis Farrakhan, to common cause over the rise of white […]
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  • Super Bowl party at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2019
    ALBANY–A Super Bowl party sponsored by the Beth Emeth Brotherhood, Sisterhood and the Tribe is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3, at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The sports festivities begin at 6 p.m. with finger foods prepared by brotherhood. Attendees are encouraged to bring a side dish to share and their own beverages. There is no cost for the […]
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  • Jewish War Veterans’ Capital District Council spread holiday cheer during Operation Jingle Bells

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2019
    ALBANY–Volunteers from the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) conducted Operation Jingle Bells here at the Stratton VA Medical Center on Christmas Eve, visiting with patients and staff who could not be with family for the holiday. A dozen volunteers from Albany Post 105 and Schenectady Post 106 were led by former Post 105 Commander Dr. Howard Pressman, who coordinated the visit […]
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  • Rabbi Miriam Lichtenfeld to review Jews and the environment at Agudat Achim

    By jwadmin on January 23, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Rabbi Miriam Lichtenfeld will present two free classes on the “Jewish Response to Climate Change” The lectures/discussions, open to the community, will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Questions to be considered: What is our responsibility as Jews to the environment? How does Judaism define our relationship […]
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  • Arbor Day (Tu Bishvat) Guide for the Perplexed, 2019

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 18, 2019, https://bit.ly/2Fzc3S3 1. The Jewish Arbor Day, Tu Bishvat (ט”ו בשבט) highlights human gratitude for the creation of the fruit-bearing trees.  Jewish tradition stipulates a one-sentence-blessing before consuming any fruit. 2. The centrality of trees is reflected by the date of Tu Bishvat, which is during the week […]
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  • Some say every tree has a story!

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2019
    Noting 5 of Israel’s must-see trees at Tu B’Shevat By MICHAEL BROWN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Trees have stories, and Israel’s trees have lots of stories. Scattered throughout the country, scores of ancient and historic trees help shed light on fascinating aspects of Israeli history, from the biblical to the modern, that are often overlooked by the average tourist. As we approach […]
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  • Daughters of Sarah Senior Community Mystery Challenge proceeds top $131,000

    By jwadmin on January 11, 2019
    Co-chairpersons Leslie Feinman, Marta Koblenz, Alan Lobel and Murray Massry have announced $131,000 in proceeds from the annual Mystery Challenge and Silent Auction of the Daughters of Sarah Senior Community. Monies will benefit the residents. The 12th annual Challenge in November  was held on the fourth floor of the New York State Museum, with 200 guests in attendance. The program […]
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