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Education

  • The Jewish Federation lists availability of academic scholarships

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    The Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York has announced the availability of academic scholarships.  Scholarships include: Undergraduate College Scholarships The Abraham & Eleanor Staff College Scholarship $4,075 grant available The recipient of the award must be between the ages of 17 and 24. The applicant’s parents must demonstrate financial need and show a copy […]
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  • Eggstravaganza in the Berkshires to feature Egg Creams on Feb. 16

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    The Berkshires’ Jewish Festival of Books, held at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire and The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival of Knesset Israel are collaborating on an Egg Cream Eggstravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Rd., Great Barrington, Mass. The evening will begin with a screening of the short film “Egg Cream” by Nora […]
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  • Albany JCC Awards the 2018 David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    ALBANY – Haley Golderman is the recipient of the $2,000 2018 David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship of the Albany Jewish Community Center. Golderman is a first year student at the University of Vermont and recent graduate of Guilderland High School. In high school, she distinguished herself by leadership in Jewish youth groups, including serving as the president of Congregation Beth Emeth Youth […]
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  • Lunch and Learn on Feb. 13 to feature DNA testing talk by Susan Kugler

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    ALBANY – “Who Am I? How Does Modern Genetic Testing Challenge Our Identity?” is the topic of the upcoming Jewish/Catholic Dialogue Lunch and Learn at Beth Emeth, 100 Ashmore Ave., Albany from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The lunch and learn is free and open to the community. Susan Cohen Kugler, vice president of the Capital District […]
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  • Rabbi Miriam Lichtenfeld to review Jews and the environment at Agudat Achim

    By jwadmin on January 23, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Rabbi Miriam Lichtenfeld will present two free classes on the “Jewish Response to Climate Change” The lectures/discussions, open to the community, will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Questions to be considered: What is our responsibility as Jews to the environment? How does Judaism define our relationship […]
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  • Arbor Day (Tu Bishvat) Guide for the Perplexed, 2019

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 18, 2019, https://bit.ly/2Fzc3S3 1. The Jewish Arbor Day, Tu Bishvat (ט”ו בשבט) highlights human gratitude for the creation of the fruit-bearing trees.  Jewish tradition stipulates a one-sentence-blessing before consuming any fruit. 2. The centrality of trees is reflected by the date of Tu Bishvat, which is during the week […]
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  • Milstein family launches second annual Innovation Competition for college students

    By jwadmin on January 9, 2019
    (JNS) – The foundation belonging to Israeli-American philanthropists Adam and Gila Milstein announced recently the 2019 Milstein Family Foundation Innovation Competition. “We are looking for a never-been-done-before, out-of-the-box, pro-Israel initiative on campus and beyond—be it showing positive aspects of Israel, strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance or fighting anti-Israel forces,” according to a poster announcing the second annual contest. Open to incoming and […]
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  • Winter Lunch and Learns announced at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on January 1, 2019
    ALBANY– Congregation Beth Emeth will feature two diverse Lunch and Learn programs at the temple, 100 Academy Rd., Albany in January. Lunch and Learns are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Attendees bring their own lunch and the congregation provides coffee, tea and dessert. The programs are free and open to the public. Cantor Jodi Schechtman will begin a series […]
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  • 84-year-old Jewish grandmother finishes her college degree

    By jwadmin on December 27, 2018
    By SAM SOKOL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Janet Fein, 84, practices what she preaches when she says “Never leave anything unfinished.” The Jewish grandmother from Dallas finally earned her bachelor’s degree, in sociology, decades after going straight into the workforce from high school, the Texas Jewish Post reported. She was among the graduates in the recent ceremony at the University of […]
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  • B’nai Sholom Tot Shabbats featuring songs, prayers and stories for kids to continue

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will continue its monthly “Tot Shabbat” with a program on Friday, Dec. 14, and has announced plans to continue the program through 2019. Held the second Friday of each month, each Tot Shabbat features songs, dancing, a story from a “PJ Library” book and basic prayers for children age 5 and under. The half-hour […]
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