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Food

  • Colonie Price Chopper slates kosher open house; Samples, cooking tips available

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2017
    Price Chopper Supermarkets will host a kosher open house to showcase its everyday kosher offerings as well as the more than 1,000 kosher-for-Passover products available for the pending holiday. The open house will be held on Sunday, March 26, from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. at Price Chopper’s Kosher Store in Colonie, 1892 Central Ave. Kosher store teammates and kosher trade partners will provide […]
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  • Ready to eat? Jewish food festival  to offer  a little nosh …

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2017
    Tina Wasserman, a cooking instructor and writer, will be the featured speaker at the annual Jewish Food Festival hosted by Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady on Sunday, March 26. Wasserman will open the 14th annual festival, which highlights Jewish cuisine, at 11 a.m. Unlimited food samples and other family friendly activities will be from 12 p.m. to […]
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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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  • Plantain Latkes with Avocado Crema Recipe

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2016
    By SAMANTHA FERRARO (The Nosher via JTA) – Every year I create a new latke recipe for the Chanukah season. Potatoes are so last year, but inspiring roots and vegetables is the trend now. Plantain chips are among my favorite treats; put a bag in front of me and it’s over. I blame my East Coast childhood for my addiction to Latin […]
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  • Zimtsterne: Star Cookies for Yom Kippur Break-Fast

    By jwadmin on October 6, 2016
    By RONNIE FEIN (The Nosher via JTA) – When people deny themselves food for an extended period of time, they’re usually ravenously hungry and find themselves thinking about consuming huge amounts. But it’s not a good idea to pack it in too quickly; it’s too hard on your digestive system. So when Yom Kippur comes to a close, I make it easier for […]
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