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Education

  • Seidman, Pearlman to offer course for seniors; Aging consciously is goal

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Those who wish to embrace life and live their elder years more consciously, more joyful, and more compassionately are invited to a bi-weekly workshop series, “From Aging to Sage-ing®: Living as a Spiritual Elder, “that will begin Wednesday, April 24, from 1:30-4 p.m. Interested individuals should plan to attend all five sessions. Hosted by Congregation Gates of Heaven, located at […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2019

    By jwadmin on April 13, 2019
    (Roots of the USA) Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish Sages, April12, 2019, https://bit.ly/2Ignz6s More on Passover and other Jewish holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J The Early Pilgrims and Founding Fathers of the USA were inspired by Passover’s message of optimism while facing severe challenges and threats. Moses and the US leaders catapulted their peoples from […]
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  • Panel of Jewish War Veterans to review their Passover experiences in the military

    By jwadmin on April 10, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–“Seders In Service: Jewish War Veterans Recall their Passover Memories” will be the theme of the Sunday, April 14, Congregation Gates of Heaven Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program. It will feature a panel of five veterans led by Paul Zonderman, Vietnam veteran and commander of the Jewish War Veterans Post 106 in Schenectady. Zonderman will be joined by veterans from across the […]
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  • Holocaust survivor’s son to discuss his father’s life at Colonie library

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2019
    ALBANY—Arnon Adler will relate his father ‘s Holocaust survival story at a presentation at the Colonie Town Library (William K. Sanford) 629 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville on Monday, April 1. The 6 p.m. program is open to the community. Bernard Adler, a tailor from Nagydobos, a country town in Hungary, attributed his survival in the concentration camps to his skills as a […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2019

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish sages, https://bit.ly/2Fe7SbM More on Purim and other Jewish holidays: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/499393 Purim and deliverance.  Purim is one of the Jewish national liberation holidays, such as Passover and Chanukah, which commemorate the transformation of the Jewish people from slavery and subordination to liberty and independence. It is celebrated, annually, […]
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  • Violinist Joshua Sussman to teach course on niggun at B’nai Sholom

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    ALBANY-A new course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at the history and purpose of the niggun, vocal music based on repetitive sounds, both with and without words. “Song is the Pen of the Soul,” taught by musicologist and violinist Joshua Sussman, will meet four Tuesdays beginning March 5, 7-8:15 p.m., at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. […]
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  • Deadline for area student Holocaust essay contest is April 19

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    The 2019 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest essay topic is: This year’s essay topic is: Holocaust resistance occurred frequently during WW-2.  What dangers did ‘underground’ resisters face, and what do you think motivated some to resist, while others did not?” The free and non-commercial contest, supported by middle and high school administrators and teachers, is open to middle and high school students in […]
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  • Last day of February effort to raise awareness of rare genetic diseases

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    Discount on screenings to note Rare Disease Day ATLANTA – JScreen, a national non-profit community based genetic screening and health initiative, today highlighted the importance of Rare Disease Day 2019 by offering a discount on their at-home genetic screening test valid only on Feb. 28, 2019 – Rare Disease Day. To claim the discount, users must visit wws.jscreen.org and enter code “Rare19” to […]
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  • 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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  • 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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