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Education

  • Dr. Magid riffs on reading program With Gates Brotherhood at breakfast program

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    By BOB MICHAELS SCHENECTADY–The Reading Is Fun Program (RIF) in Schenectady, ‘Where Every Child Is Everyone’s Child’ was the topic of Dr. Alvin Magid’s presentation at the recent Temple Gates of Heaven Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker program.  Magid in 2002 retired as a professor of political science at the University at Albany, and in 2012 founded RIF in recognition of the urgent need for a program in […]
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  • The whys of the Shoah to be reviewed March 21

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    Prof. Peter Hayes, whose latest book is Why? Explaining the Holocaust will discuss the topic at The Jewish Federation of NENY, 184 Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, on Tuesday, March 21, at 8 p.m. The program, open to the community, is sponsored by the Holocaust Survivors & Friends Education Center. Hayes is the chairman of the academic committee of the U.S. […]
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  • Ohav Shalom’s enrichment scholarship applications are being accepted now

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    ALBANY— Families of Congregation Ohav Shalom are invited to apply for scholarships, established to encourage young people to participate in an intensive Jewish summer program, a Jewish camp program, or a trip to Israel. All children of Ohav Shalom’s regular, non-associate members (in good standing) are encouraged to fill out applications and submit them prior to March 31. General scholarships […]
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  • Eagle Scout “bimah” dedication at Maimonides School

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2017
    Maimonides’ Hebrew Day School alumnus Eli Kochman designed and built a practical and portable Torah reading bimah as an Eagle Scout project. It was dedicated at the recent Maimonides family Chanukah event (“Chanukah” relating to dedication/education). Eli, the son of Rabbi Shmuel and Rivka Kochman, is 17 and graduated from the school, located at 404 Partridge St., Albany, in June of […]
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  • New gift ups Maimonides School Science Center campaign to 40% of goal

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2016
    ALBANY–The Maimonides Hebrew Day School (MHDS) has announced receipt of a Community Foundation Michaelson Family Fund grant of $3,400 toward its planned new science and innovation center. The school seeks to raise $360,000, and hass nearly 40% of that goal, according to Rabbi Israel Rubin, head of school. Plans for the science center will include adding a new wing onto the […]
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  • Local Holocaust survivors education group joins others in call against bias

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2016
    Director Shelly Shapiro of the Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center, based in Albany, reports that the organization has joined with 90 institutions and 71 Holocaust scholars and educators who have recently signed a statement of the Association of Holocaust Organizations, a network dedicated to the advancement of Holocaust education, remembrance and research. The statement is as follows: Recent months have […]
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  • Yiddish Book Center Programs seeks college student applicants for two programs

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2016
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, is now accepting applicants for two programs for college students and recent graduates: the 2017 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and the 2017-18 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program. Now in its fourth decade, the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is an immersive program in Yiddish language and culture, with beginner and intermediate tracks, open to college and graduate […]
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  • Berk to talk on U.S.-Netanyahu ‘crisis’

    By jwadmin on October 13, 2016
    Prof. Stephen Berk will speak at Cong. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., on “American Jewry in Crisis: Netanyahu, Israel and the American Jewish Community.” This Stanley Kivort Memorial lecture is free and open to the community, underwritten by Robert and Jocelyn Kivort, in memory of Stanley Kivort. Berk, professor of history at Union […]
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  • Jewish pride on campus is under siege. Here’s what your kids can do to fight back

    By jwadmin on September 7, 2016
    By ARNOLD M. EISEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Over 300,000 Jewish college students have arrived or will arrive shortly on American campuses — and what they experience there is likely not only to broaden their minds and uproot long-held assumptions, but shake their Jewish selves to the core. They will contend with powerful faculty and student voices accusing them of […]
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