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Education

  • A notorious pogrom spawned some long-running myths. This historian is dispelling them.

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    By SUE FISHKOFF SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — There was a time when “Kishinev” was all you had to say. The three days of brutal anti-Jewish violence in 1903 in the capital city of present-day Moldova introduced the world to a new word — pogrom — and for years afterward colored the way Jews […]
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  • Interfaith program in Oneonta

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    Temple Beth El of Oneonta is sponsoring an interfaith community program titled “A Season of Faith and Understanding.” The series invites community members to learn more about the religions in the community. Various houses of worship have invited community members to attend prayer services, stay for coffee, conversation, and fellowship. Host communities include the First United Methodist Church (April 15 at 9:45 […]
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  • NY state triples STEM funding in private schools following push by Jewish lobbyists

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2018
    (JTA) –The newly passed New York state budget includes $15 million for STEM instruction in nonpublic schools, which supporters of Jewish day schools had lobbied for intensely. The increase appears in the $168 billion budget 2018-19 budget for the fiscal year 2019, which was passed Saturday and took effect on Sunday. It represents a 200 percent increase over the $5 […]
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  • ‘Improving Self-Control’ to be the theme of the April 15  CGOH speaker program

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–“ Improving Self-Control” will be Dr. Mark Muraven’s topic at the Congregation Gates of Heaven (CGOH) Brotherhood Breakfast And-A Speaker Program event on Sunday, Aptil 15. Muraven will discuss recent research on factors that may contribute to breakdown of self-control at the program at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave. Breakfast begins at 10 a.m., and is free for CGOH Brotherhood members, $4 for others. The community […]
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  • Haggadahs and other Passover supplements are available  to modernize your seder

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2018
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Although Jews have celebrated Passover by reading from the Haggadah in one form or another for 2,000 years, Jewish organizations and publishers strive each year to connect the holiday to modern times with fresh Haggadahs as well as supplements. If you’re looking to give your seder a distinct 2018 flavor, consider these options — they […]
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  • Jewish/Catholic dialogue, Beth Emeth’s history topics of upcoming Lunch and Learn

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2018
    Rabbi Scott Shpeen will lead the Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn series in March and April. The first session will be a Jewish/Catholic dialogue at the Academy Road synagogue between the rabbi and  Bishop Scharfenberger from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on March 21 to discuss their recent joint trip to East Europe. The following four lunch and learn sessions will […]
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  • Adult Hebrew immersion class “Playing With Words (in Hebrew)” set for Agudat Achim

    By jwadmin on February 28, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Liat Yasharzade, a Israeli Hebrew teacher and theater director, will offer a Hebrew literacy class at Agudat Achim synagogue, 2117 Union St. on Tuesdays, at 7 p.m. in the synagogue’s small social hall. Classes will be an hour and a half. Agudat Achim’s Adult Education Committee is sponsoring the class, which is open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners. The […]
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  • The civil conversations project

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    Sarah Bassin and Abdullah Antepli — Holy Envy February 1, 2018 The tensions of our time are well-known. But there are stories that are not being told, because they are not violent and not shouting to be heard. One of them is that all over this country, synagogues and mosques, Muslims and Jews, have been coming to know one another. […]
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  • French film at AJCC to show how Holocaust education may help students

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    ALBANY–The Cinema International film series of the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center (AJCC) will show the French film “Once in a Lifetime” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 10. The 105-minute film, which is in French with English subtitles will be shown at the Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. The film focuses on an underprivileged high school class in France that enters a national […]
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  • Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn to review the changing role of women in Judaism

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    ALBANY–As part of its 180th anniversary year celebration, Congregation Beth Emeth will explore the changing role of women in Judaism in its next Lunch and Learn series. There will be four meetings, with the first slated for Wednesday, Feb.14.  Other dates will be Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14. All four sessions, free and open to the community, will […]
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