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Education

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein to be theme of Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn on May 2

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    ALBANY–The music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein will be the theme of a lunch and learn at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Dick Feldman will present “Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein Part II,” a follow-up to a previous lunch and learn about the Jewish composer/lyricist team. The program is […]
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  • Workshop for Reform community leaders set for May 3

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    The NENYNNE Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) community has announced that a program for local Reform community leaders, will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 6:30- 9 p.m. at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, 184 Washington Ave Ext., Albany. Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo, program manager of URJ Audacious Hospitality, will offer her insights on how to make “Audacious Hospitality” a congregational initiative. Audacious Hospitality […]
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  • End-of-Life conversation workshop set for April 29 at Berith Sholom

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    TROY–Congregation Berith Sholom in Troy will conduct “The Conversation” Workshop on Sunday, April 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the temple, 162 Third St., Troy. The workshop has been designed to help participants become more comfortable with discussing their end-of-life wishes with their loved ones.  The workshop is free and open to the community. Rabbi Debora S. Gordon, […]
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  • Rabbi Rick Jacobs to speak at Beth Emeth as part of congregation’s 180th anniversary

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    ALBANY–Union for Reformed Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs will speak at Temple Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany Friday, April 27, as part of the congregation’s 180th anniversary celebration. The program, which is open to the public, will begin with a 5:30 p.m. service, followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and then a presentation by Jacobs at 7:15 p.m. As […]
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  • B’nai Sholom joins nationwide movement reaffirming commitment to social justice

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany has joined with Reform synagogues nationwide in a covenant to create a world of justice, compassion and wholeness. The congregation has signed a Brit Olam (“Covenant with the World”) from the Religious Action Center of the Reform Jewish movement to publicly reaffirm its commitment to meaningful social justice work grounded in sacred and enduring Jewish values. This […]
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  • A notorious pogrom spawned some long-running myths. This historian is dispelling them.

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    By SUE FISHKOFF SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — There was a time when “Kishinev” was all you had to say. The three days of brutal anti-Jewish violence in 1903 in the capital city of present-day Moldova introduced the world to a new word — pogrom — and for years afterward colored the way Jews […]
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  • Interfaith program in Oneonta

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    Temple Beth El of Oneonta is sponsoring an interfaith community program titled “A Season of Faith and Understanding.” The series invites community members to learn more about the religions in the community. Various houses of worship have invited community members to attend prayer services, stay for coffee, conversation, and fellowship. Host communities include the First United Methodist Church (April 15 at 9:45 […]
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  • NY state triples STEM funding in private schools following push by Jewish lobbyists

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2018
    (JTA) –The newly passed New York state budget includes $15 million for STEM instruction in nonpublic schools, which supporters of Jewish day schools had lobbied for intensely. The increase appears in the $168 billion budget 2018-19 budget for the fiscal year 2019, which was passed Saturday and took effect on Sunday. It represents a 200 percent increase over the $5 […]
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  • ‘Improving Self-Control’ to be the theme of the April 15  CGOH speaker program

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–“ Improving Self-Control” will be Dr. Mark Muraven’s topic at the Congregation Gates of Heaven (CGOH) Brotherhood Breakfast And-A Speaker Program event on Sunday, Aptil 15. Muraven will discuss recent research on factors that may contribute to breakdown of self-control at the program at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave. Breakfast begins at 10 a.m., and is free for CGOH Brotherhood members, $4 for others. The community […]
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  • Haggadahs and other Passover supplements are available  to modernize your seder

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2018
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Although Jews have celebrated Passover by reading from the Haggadah in one form or another for 2,000 years, Jewish organizations and publishers strive each year to connect the holiday to modern times with fresh Haggadahs as well as supplements. If you’re looking to give your seder a distinct 2018 flavor, consider these options — they […]
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