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  • Did ja know?—9  interesting Pesach triva facts to ponder….

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    (My Jewish Learning via JTA) Here are nine things that many likely wouldn’t know about the Festival of Freedom: 1. In Gibraltar, there’s dust in the charoset. The traditional charoset is a sweet Passover paste whose texture is meant as a reminder of the mortar the enslaved Jews used to build in ancient Egypt. The name itself is related to […]
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  • Book of Ecclesiastes to be focus for Rabbi Shpeen at Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn series

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    ALBANY–The Search for the Meaning of Life: What Does Ecclesiastes Teach Us? will be the topic for the May Lunch and Learn series at Congregation Beth Emeth on Academy Road in Albany. In this four-part series, Rabbi Scott Shpeen will lead a text study to explore the biblical book of Ecclesiastes in search for a deeper understanding of the meaning […]
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  • Maimonides students’ moon video noted by Israel Embassy

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    ALBANY– Rabbi Israel Rubin, rosh yeshiva of the Maimonides Hebrew Day School of Albany, reports that the school won second place in an Israel Embassy “Fly Me to the Moon” video contest. The contest was in conjunction with Israel’s launching and trip to the moon with the SpaceIL Beresheet spacecraft. The spacecraft later crashed while attempting to land on April […]
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  • Jewish War Veterans discuss ‘Seders In Service’ at Temple Gates breakfast

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    By BOB MICHAELS Passover has been celebrated in the U. S. military since the Civil War, when both opposing armies held seders, undoubtedly attended also by non-Jewish soldiers.  “Seders In Service” was the theme of a recent panel at a Temple Gates Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program event.  The panel was led by retired Army Captain Paul Zonderman, a Vietnam War veteran […]
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  • 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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