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Education

  • Workshop on happiness slated at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on November 29, 2017
    ALBANY –Congregation Beth Emeth’s Sisterhood is sponsoring a workshop to help individuals cultivate happiness as part of a wellness series on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Louise Finlayson, a Harvard trained clinical psychologist, will help participants develop a happiness plan. As a transformational coach Finlayson has been inspiring people to […]
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  • Palestinian human rights critic at Skidmore: Need to move from frustration to dignity, solutions

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2017
    By RUTH FEIN REVELL SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH WORLD Calling for a global community response of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality, Palestinian-Muslim human rights pioneer and political analyst Bassem Eid shared his personal perspective at Skidmore College on Thursday, Oct. 18, about the people, their obstacles and the road to solutions. What does he think […]
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  • New program at Beth Emeth to introduce tots to Judaism; begins October 22

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth is introducing K’tanim, a new educational program this fall for families with newborns to pre-school children. The program is free and open to the public. The idea behind K’tanim, which will supplement the already existing religious school on Sunday mornings, is to introduce young children to celebrations of the Torah and holidays through stories, music, crafts and […]
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  • Teaching the Holocaust to be topic for three scholars at annual Kieval colloquium

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    The Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies at Siena College has announced its 32nd annual colloquium for the afternoon of Sunday, Oct.15, and Monday morning Oct. 16.  This year the Institute will host a three-way dialogue, “Teaching Our Children about the Holocaust,” featuring Jewish, Muslim, and Christian speakers: Daniel Reich, curator and director of education, Holocaust Museum and […]
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  • SJCC writing workshop to be taught by Leslie Neustadt 

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Artist/author Leslie B. Neustadt will lead a writing workshop entitled, “Everyone has a Story to Tell” at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC), 2565 Balltown Rd., from10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays, from Oct. 20 through Nov. 17.  Each week, Neustadt will use prompts based on family photographs and objects brought to class by participants. Neustadt is a member of […]
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  • Lunch tips for the new school year

    By jwadmin on September 1, 2017
    As we embark on a new school year, Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel, has some tips on what israeli children should pack for lunch on their first day of school.
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  • Be safe: Not Sorry! Federation lists security/safety program for Jewish groups

    By jwadmin on August 30, 2017
    The annual safety and security preparedness program for Jewish community congregations and organizations is slated for on Wednesday Sept, 6, at 10 a.m.at the Federation Community Services Building, The Golub Center, 184 Washington Avenue Ext,, Albany. The security program will feature Vadim Thomas, special agent in charge of the FBI Albany Division and an update from the New York State Police […]
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  • Beth Israel breakfast program to feature Rabbi Shalom Hammer and his efforts to teach Judaism to secular Israelis

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Jerusalem Post contributor Rabbi Shalom Hammer will present, “To Begin Anew,” at Beth Israel Synagogue, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady on Sunday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. A light Israeli-syle breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. The Orthodox Israeli rabbi is an Israeli-American career officer in the IDF, serving in the Jewish identity branch. Born in Queens, Hammer received his […]
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  • Summer classes offered by Congregation Shaaray Tefila

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    GLENS FALLS–Congregation Shaaray Tefila has announced three free summer classes, open to the community, at the synagogue, 68 Bay St. “An Introduction to Judaism class” will be held on Thursdays evenings at 7 p.m. continuing through Aug. 24. “Hebrew for the Siddur,” an opportunity to better understand prayers, will be offered Wednesdays  at 6 p.m. through Aug 23. Rabbi Stephen Slater […]
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  • Chatham shul lists tot Shabbat program

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    CHATHAM–The Chatham synagogue, Netivot Torah, 1536 Rte, 28 in Valatie has scheduled a tot Shabbat program for children under 10. It is open to the community. The program, Saturday, July 1, from 11- 12 p.m., will feature storytelling, dance and song based on the week’s Torah reading. An adult service ongoing upstairs is scheduled to end at noon. Information may be […]
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