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  • Barbecue fund-raiser for Shalom Food Pantry raises $7,000

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    ALBANY– Seven thousand dollars were raised for the Shalom Food Pantry at the recent “Battle of the BBQs.” Monies raised at the barbecue competition in Delmar goes directly towards purchasing food and supplies for those that are serviced by the food pantry, according to Chanie Simon, co-director of the Shalom Food Pantry. The Shalom Food Pantry provides healthy food packages […]
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  • Barbecue competition on July 29 to benefit The Shalom Food Pantry

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    The Shalom Food Pantry’s first  “Battle of the BBQs” competition is set for July 29. The event begins at 2 and continues until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, at 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. The proceeds from the competition will go to the Shalom Food Pantry, an organization to help those in need. Six teams representing six local Jewish organizations will compete in different categories including Ultimate […]
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  • Capital Area B’nai B’rith Holocaust Essay Contest awards presented

    By jwadmin on July 11, 2018
    The 2018 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest Award Ceremony was held recently in Albany at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York Golub Campus Community Room. The three winning middle school and the three high school student essayists read their essays aloud and were awarded cash prizes. They also received contest award certificates, as well as certificates of achievement from […]
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  • The Bronfman Fellowship announces its 32nd group; former HACD student part of contingent

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    Medad Lytton, son of Rachel Anisfeld and Timothy Lytton, has been selected as one of the Bronfman Fellowship 32nd cohort of 11th grade high school students, Lytton is a senior at the Atlanta Jewish Academy in Georgia and a member of Young Israel of Toco Hills, formerly attended the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District in Albany through the eighth grade. […]
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  • Barzilai of Israel wins Eurovision song contest

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — For the fourth time in its four decades of participating in the Eurovision song contest, Israel has won the international competition. The song “Toy” by Netta Barzilai, 24, secured Israel’s victory at the Eurovision contest this year at the Finals Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal. The victory means Israel will host the event next year. Barzilai’s song […]
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  • Area student Holocaust essay contest lists April 19 deadline

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    The 2018 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest essay topic is: “What lessons can we learn from the rise of fascism in Germany and the Holocaust in Europe?  Can a similar abuse of power occur today and, if so, how might you contribute toward preventing it?” The free and non-commercial contest, supported by middle and high school administrators and teachers, is open to middle and high […]
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  • Capital Region Maccabi Games Albany/Schenectady delegation earns 87 medals: A record for this area

    By jwadmin on September 1, 2017
    The Albany/Schenectady delegation won 87 medals (40 gold, 31 silver, 16 bronze) during the recent Capital Region Maccabi Games. This was a record number of wins for the delegation. Local winners in the Games were: Yannai Arazi (1 Silver, Tennis; Ballston Lake), Ben Berin (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, Swimming; Delmar), David Berin (2 Gold, 7 Silver, 3 Bronze, […]
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  • Student winners of local Holocaust essay contest noted at ceremony

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    Winning essayists of the 2017 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest are Meghan Emery of the Loudonville Christian School in the high school division and Claire Pike of the Ravenna-Coeymans Middle School. The award ceremony was held on June 7 at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.  Contest Chairperson Bob Michaels was emcee of the program, and students […]
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  • Eli Gordon learns life lessons from his Zaidy; Comes in 2nd in national writing contest!

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2017
    Eli Gordon, son of Itche and Dini Gordon of Albany was recently announced as the Better 2 Write second place winner, a national Jewish essay contest. Eli’s “Lessons from my Zaidy” was selected in the middle school division. Fifty schools submitted essays in the national contest. Eli, 11 years old, and in the 6th grade, wrote the essay as part […]
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  • Holocaust essay contest underway in difficult year; chairman stresses importance of project

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    BY BOB MICHAELS The 2017 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest is underway. This free and non-commercial contest is supported by high school and middle school administrators and teachers, and involves students in 12 contiguous area counties. The contest is based upon the premise that today’s students will become tomorrow’s leaders and voters and that they should be made aware […]
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