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Food

  • Clifton Park Chabad lists 3 May programs: Lag B’Omer, Shavuot celebrations

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    CLIFTON PARK–Clifton Park Chabad has announced three May programs at 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. A Mother’s Day, Lag B’Omer barbecue brunch is slated for 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 14. The Clifton Park Jewish Women’s Circle (JWC) will host “Watercolor Torah” at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Shavuot will be noted with a dairy buffet and ice cream party, featuring the reading of […]
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  • Passover recipes: Lighten up with fish and veggies

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By MEGAN WOLF NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – I love serving light foods that are naturally kosher for Passover. With so much matzah, vegetable and fish dishes are often a welcome addition in my home. In this holiday menu, my Coconut Carrot Soup is a creamy soup at its finest. The combination of carrots, ginger and coconut is so warming […]
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  • The New Generation of Passover wines

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By DEBORAH FINEBLUM/JNS.org Even the most finicky wine snob won’t be able to “pass over” the new generation of kosher wines. Increasingly, the current mindset is that since Jews are commanded to drink four cups of wine at the Passover seder, they might as well drink high-quality wine. The last decade has witnessed a veritable explosion of high-quality kosher wines, […]
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  • Gluten-free matzah: Here’s what you should know

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) Gluten-free matzah might sound like a bad joke — after all, regular unleavened bread tastes pretty cardboard-like already.But for Jews with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can damage one’s intestinal lining, or gluten intolerance, which involves icky reactions to that pesky protein found in wheat, finding the right matzah is not an […]
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  • Irish grub to be featured at March 24 Shabbat dinner at Temple Israel in Albany

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    ALBANY–Irish Jewish cuisine and culture will be featured at the next Temple Israel Shabbat Around the World on Friday, March 24. Services at the temple, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany, begin at 6 p.m. and the dinner is slated for 7 p.m. Cost for adults is $18, for kids, 6 to 12, $10, and children below the age of 6 will be admitted […]
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  • Challah pandemonium?

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    The first Capital District Mega Challah Bake brought together 120 children, 5-13, at the Albany Jewish Community Center to make challah on Sunday, Feb 26. One of the program organizers, Channie Simon of the Bethlehem Chabad, reports that the children took home challah and donated 83 challahs to be shared with those in need. The word challah, often refers to […]
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  • Capital Region Kids Mega Challah Bake to be featured on Feb 26

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    Jewish children from the Capital Region will be tasked with mixing, kneading and braiding at the “Kids Mega Challah Bake” on Sunday, Feb.26, at 2:30 p.m. at the Albany Jewish Community Center, (AJCC) 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. The program is geared to children ages 5 – 13 and is free and open to the community. Children from throughout the area are invited […]
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  • Casino Style Secret Sunday Event for young adults to be held in conjunction with Super Sunday

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2017
    NextDor, the Next Generation of Leadership, young adult division, of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, will hold its second annual “Secret Sunday Event” on Sunday, Jan, 29, 6 p.m. at the Pearl Street Pub in downtown Albany. The “Monte Carlo” themed evening will feature gaming, cocktails, kosher food and live music, plus personal stories from NextDor cabinet members. The event is black tie […]
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  • Pray. Eat. Organize. — A Jewish Renewal-style Shabbat service, set for Jan. 28 at Berith Sholom

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2017
    Congregation Berith Sholom will host its second “Pray. Eat. Organize,” a Jewish-Renewal style service, on Saturday, Jan. 28, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the temple, 162 Third St., Troy. The service will be followed by a potluck vegetarian lunch and networking. “Our theme for the parshe Va-eyra is cultivating a soft heart for hard times,” said Audrey Seidman, one of the organizers. “All […]
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  • I bet you didn’t know —Chanukah trivia

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2016
    By JULIE WIENER (MyJewishLearning via JTA) – Chanukah, which starts at sundown on Dec. 24 — Christmas eve — is among the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays in the United States. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing new to learn about this eight-day festival. From the mysterious origins of gelt to an apocryphal beheading to Marilyn Monroe, we’ve compiled […]
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