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Health & Living

  • With an eye to good nutrition in 2019 dietitian Fran Weiss shares kale inspired recipes, tips

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    By FRAN WEISS, MS RDN CDN DietitianFran@gmail.com Local dietitian Fran Weiss shared with The Jewish World a recent query that she received and how much she values  the nutritive  qualities of kale  by sharing a few of her recipes. Dear Fran, I am a female senior citizen with a family history of age related macular degeneration leading many relatives to very […]
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  • Tai Chi held every Monday at Gates of Heaven

    By jwadmin on January 1, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven is offering free Zenobics Tai Chi classes on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. The classes at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady will be taught by Gates’ members Aaron and Ina Fried, who are certified Tai Chi instructors. According to the Frieds, Tai Chi is a healthful form of “moving meditation” whose 108 slow and […]
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  • How to tell if your child is traumatized by the Pittsburgh shooting, and what to do

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2018
    By BEN HARRIS Within 24 hours of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Judith Cohen’s cellphone was ringing incessantly with offers of help from around the world. A psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and grief in children and adolescents, Cohen is one of the developers of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a therapeutic model […]
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  • Jewish Federation slates Om Shalom Yoga weekend: Jewish prana is goal

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York invites the community to an Om Shalom Yoga weekend, Dec. 14-16 led by Zack Lodmer, founder and leader of Om Shalom Yoga. Lodmer is a yoga instructor, musician, and director of Silicon Beach Engagement and Development Initiative at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. According to organizers, he weaves Jewish ritual, philosophy, […]
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  • Can regular tefillin use help protect men during heart attacks?

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jewish men who wrap leather straps around their arm as part of their daily morning prayers may also be protecting themselves from the worst effects of heart attacks, a recent  small study discloses. A pilot study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine found that regular users of tefillin, or phylacteries, may receive […]
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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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  • Panel to discuss area’s opioid problem at Agudat Achim gathering 

    By jwadmin on October 17, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–The Faith Community Nursing Committee of Congregation Agudat Achim will host a panel discussion about the current opioid crisis in this area on Monday, Oct. 22. The program, which will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. will be held at the synagogue, 2117 Union St. Those interested in attending, are asked to contact the Congregation Agudat Achim at 518-393-9211 […]
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  • 3,000 Israelis killed by tobacco in 2018? Tough laws can’t snuff Israel’s smoking habit!

    By jwadmin on July 25, 2018
    By CHARLES DUNST NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – During the Knesset’s official no smoking day in June, the Likud Party’s Yehudah Glick announced that he was embarking on a hunger strike until the body passed a tax on loose tobacco equal to the tax on cigarettes. He called an end to that 25-day fast on Saturday, July 7, saying it was “in order to […]
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  • Hadassah Capital District slates Camp Olam benefit

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    Hadassah Capital District (HCD) has announced plans for a day at a lake fund-raiser for Youth Aliyah and Young Judaea scholarships. The program will feature a get-together at the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center’s Camp Olam in Cropseyville on Sunday, July 29, from 12-4 p.m. Camp Olam offers swimming, water trampoline, boating and tennis and those planning to attend may bring […]
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  • Will the real obscenities in 2018 please stand up? Health care is a Jewish priority!

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield The true obscenity in 2018 America isn’t Rosanne Barr’s racist tweet or Samantha Bee’s vulgar term to describe Ivanka Trump, which her father has used repeatedly to describe other women. Nor is it Donald Trump himself boasting on the infamous Access Hollywood about grabbing women by their genitalia, or Tennessee Rep. Diane Black blaming school […]
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