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Education

  • Colonie Chai Center to open its doors on Aug. 19

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2018
    ALBANY– Rabbi Yisroel Rubin, director of the Capital Chabad, has announced the formation of a new Chabad Lubavitch unit in the area. Rabbi Mordechai and Chana Rubin with their daughter Mushka recently relocated to the Capital Region and have established the Chai Jewish Center, to serve Jewish families and individuals in the Town of Colonie. “We are committed to serving […]
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  • For Teen Vogue, bashing Israel has become the fashion

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    By Charles Dunst (JTA) – Once a must-read for young fashonistas, Teen Vogue in 2016 expanded its coverage, shifting the magazine more aggressively into “covering politics, feminism, identity and activism” from an apparently liberal lens. Now, among articles on makeup, celebrities and clothing trends, Teen Vogue would like to give Israel a progressive makeover. Blades—Do Better? The July 16 “Do Better” column by […]
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  • Torah on Tap session set for Clifton Park

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–The monthly Torah on Tap, a relaxed conversation about the week’s Torah reading and a discussion about religion, has been announced for Saturday, July 21, at 3 p.m. The discussion program will continue until 5 p.m. at MochaLisa’s Café, Clifton Park Center, 22 Clifton Country Rd., Clifton Park   and is open to the community. Arnold Rotenberg at 518-374-8173 or e–mail […]
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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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  • Resilience of Yiddish will be theme for luncheon; discussion and film at AJCC on June 21

    By jwadmin on June 6, 2018
    ALBANY–The third program in the Albany Jewish Community Center’s 2018 Jules and Paula Stein Live and Learn Lecture /Lunch Series will be held on Thursday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. in the Center’s auditorium, 340 Whitehall Rd.  Montreal-based filmmaker Abigail Hirsch will show her 2013 documentary film, “Yiddish: A Tale of Survival,” and share commentary. The film explores the resilience and […]
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  • Kabbalah theme of Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    ALBANY–Kabbalah will be the focus of Congregation Beth Emeth’s Lunch and Learn series on the Wednesdays of May 16 and 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Albany synagogue on 100 Academy Rd. Mystic, author and artist Heather Mendel will discuss and offer her insights regarding the ‘what, how and why’ of Jewish mysticism. In addition, Mendel will address […]
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  • Baby Loves the Torah session to note Shavuot

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    CLIFTON PARK– A “Baby Loves the Torah” session to note the upcoming Shavuot holiday is slated for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at Clifton Park Chabad. A mini Shavuot party featuring Torah-themed activities has been announced. Leah Rubin at 518-495-0779, info@cliftonparkchabad.com can provide details and is taking reservations.
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  • Veterans to review American Jewish support to Israel during the 1948 War of Independence

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    American Jewish support to Israel during the 1948 War of Independence will be the theme on Tuesday, May 15, from 7-8 p.m. at a program coordinated by The Jewish War Veterans Capital District Council. It will be held at the NYS Military Museum, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs. May 15 marks the 70th anniversary of the war’s start as five Arab […]
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  • Human folly, hubris, and characters capture the imagination in tale of the tragic Titantic 

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO March 28, 1956. Nine-year-old Steven Mattis sits mesmerized in his living room in Philadelphia as Kraft Theater’s adaptation of “A Night to Remember” unfolds. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Walter Lord, the hour television production tells the story of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. At first enthralled by the beautiful ship, […]
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