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Education

  • Stories of young Jewish immigrants in 20th-Century NYC to be focus of Rozett course

    By jwadmin on October 31, 2018
    ALBANY–A new course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at how the young Jewish immigrants in early 20th-century New York adapted to the ways of the new country. “Unfinished People: Stories of Jewish Immigrants in Early 20th-Century New York City,” taught by University at Albany Prof. Emerita Martha Rozett, will meet Wednesdays beginning Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m. […]
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  • We need to talk!

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    A conference of American Jews seeks dialogue with Israelis. But which Israelis, and to what end? By BEN SALES TEL AVIV (JTA) – On Sunday, Oct. 21, a day before thousands of American Jews descended on this Israeli city to air their differences with the nation’s government, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin had a listening session. Listening Session Rivlin invited a select group […]
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  • Rabbi Dr. Abraham Unger to join CBAJ for Shabbat program

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    ALBANY –Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob (CBAJ) will host Rabbi Dr. Abraham Unger, as its fall scholar-in-residence on Shabbat Vayeira, Oct. 27 at the synagogue, 380 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Unger’s Shabbat morning lecture will be, “Judaism and the Global City: Life in an Imagined Halakhic State.”  The community is welcome to attend. Unger is associate professor and director of urban programs in […]
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  • Dr. Grossberg to review Judaism’s confrontation with paganism as Nov. 1 lecturer at library

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    The Judaic Studies Program and the Department of History at the University at Albany and the Colonie Jewish Community Association will host a lecture by Dr. Daniel Grossberg, professor emeritus at the university at Albany, titled “Genesis Confronts Paganism” on Thursday, Nov. 1. The program begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the William K. Sanford Town Library, […]
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  • Rabbi Hammer to be Lauber Memorial lecturer; Beth Israel plans scholar in residence weekend

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–On Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, Congregation Beth Israel will sponsor a scholar in residence weekend, with guest speaker Rabbi Shalom Hammer, an Israeli-American career officer in the IDF. He will present three lectures, culminating with the annual Jack Lauber Memorial Lecture. A traditional Friday night dinner and a Shabbat lunch will be offered as part of the […]
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  • Interfaith Kieval colloquium to review illustrations of new hand-illuminated Bible

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    “The St. John’s Bible in Interfaith Perspective” will be the theme of the Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies at Siena College’s colloquium, Oct. 28-29. Kieval Institute events are free, kosher, and open to the public. According to Dr. Peter Zaas director of the Kieval Institute, The St. John’s Bible was the first handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible to be […]
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  • Beth Emeth to sponsor workshop on time management

    By jwadmin on October 17, 2018
    ALBANY–A wellness workshop on ‘Making Time for the Things that Matter’ will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. The event, sponsored by the Congregation Beth Emeth Sisterhood, will be at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Dorothee Racette, time management and productivity coach will focus on how to use time when one is  “crazy busy.” She will […]
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  • Celebrating with the Torah at B’nai Sholom

    By jwadmin on October 17, 2018
    B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany celebrated Simchat Torah by unrolling the entire scroll around the synagogue Sunday, Sept. 30. The annual event, a 30-year tradition, enabled congregants to hold the Torah and see all of its 5,845 sentences at once. Rabbi Don Cashman, B’nai Sholom’s spiritual leader since 1985, identified and described each portion that was held.”The rabbi, at center, describes […]
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  • Gates lists new  monthly ‘Torah on Tap’ Shabbat program

    By jwadmin on October 17, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven is now offering a new program, Torah-On-Tap. Torah on Tap is a monthly invitation to have a drink, something to nosh, and a relaxed conversation about the week’s Torah reading and other topics, according to Arnold Rotenberg, director of congregational Jewish living. The next dates are set for Saturdays, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 from 3 […]
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  • Clifton Park JWC lists challah baking

    By jwadmin on October 17, 2018
    CLIFTON PARK – The Clifton Park Chabad’s Jewish Women’s Circle (JWC)  will meet Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Clifton Park Senior Center, 6 Clifton Common Ct. for a program entitled “Loaves of Love,” a challah baking workshop. A supplies fee of $10 will be charged. Leah Rubin at 518-495-0779, or jwc@cliftonparkchabad.com can provide details.
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