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Education

  • Agudat Achim to live stream JTS talk about anti -Semitism

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    SCHENECTADY– Congregation Agudat Achim will live stream a discussion on anti-Semitism featuring Dr. Mary C. Boys and Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The community is welcome to attend. Topics will include the persistence of anti-Semitism through the ages—even here, today, in the United States, […]
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  • CBEYG holds annual Apple Overnight fund-raiser

    By jwadmin on November 28, 2018
    The Congregation Beth Emeth Youth Group (CBEYG) gathered at the Albany synagogue for its annual Apple Overnight on Saturday, Oct. 27. About 100 apple pies were baked that evening by the youth and then were sold the next morning during religious school as a fund-raiser. CBEYGers began the night with a pizza party at 6:30 p.m. and then were assigned […]
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  • Who was this man who saved Jews?

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2018
    Feng Shan Ho was born in poverty 1901 and raised by his mother, an illiterate widow. He improved his situation by excelling at school. He attended Yale-in-China (Yali) College in Changsha in Hunan province, which had been established by Americans at the end of the Qing dynasty, and became fluent in English, German and Spanish. Eventually after relocating during a […]
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  • Dr. Stephen Berk to review Trump’s foreign policy as Beth Emeth lecturer on Nov. 16

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    ALBANY–Dr. Stephen Berk will speak about ‘’Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump’’ at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, on Friday, Nov. 16. The program, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., will be preceded by a Shabbat service at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Berk is the Harry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish […]
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  • Albany Center lists deadline for applications for Applebaum/Bellin scholarships

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    ALBANY–The application deadline for the Herbert A. Applebaum scholarship for male high school seniors, and the Lenore Bellin scholarship for female high school seniors is Friday, Dec. 7 . The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have established leadership in an Albany Jewish youth organization, and involvement with the Albany Jewish Community Center (AJCC), synagogue, school and/or community. […]
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  • 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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