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  • Rona Pozner appointed to national board of  the Jewish Federation of North America

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    At the 2016 General Assembly, Rona Pozner was appointed to the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) Board of Trustees as a Northeastern New York representative for intermediate-sized federations. The JFNA Board of Trustees are committed to addressing pressing issues in the Jewish world today and dedicated to cultivating and sustaining a strong global Jewish community according to the Jewish […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s Cantor Schechtman to serve on Union For Reform Judaism’s North American Board

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2017
    Cantor Jodi Schechtman of Albany’s Congregation Beth Emeth is among 23 Reform Jewish leaders in North America recently elected to the board of trustees of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). She had previously served as an affiliate member of the URJ board representing the American Conference of Cantors (ACC) in her role as ACC’s director of organizational partnerships. “It has been a privilege to […]
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  • Hundreds gather to show community support for the AJCC; against bias and hatred

    By jwadmin on February 10, 2017
    A interfaith community vigil “To Stand with the Albany Jewish Community Center” was held on Thursday, Feb. 2, two days after the second bomb threat hoax at the Center in January Between 350-400 local people, according to the Albany police, stood in solidarity with the harassed Albany JCC.  Interfaith leaders, representing various  faith and ethnic groups and government officials, drew applause […]
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  • DC Report: Is Bibi Netanyahu’s honeymoon with Donald Trump over before it begins?

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Benjamin Netanyahu enthusiastically welcomed the new president’s election, believing it would offer him freedom from pressure to stop settlements and make peace with the Palestinians and a chance to kill the Iranian nuclear deal. He started celebrating by announcing the construction of thousands more homes for settlers in the West Bank and confessing he had […]
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  • JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech voice disguises

    By jwadmin on February 2, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came from inside the building. How do you catch the culprit? That’s the question the FBI is […]
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  • We Stand with the Albany JCC Against Hatred

    By jwadmin on February 2, 2017
    In support of the JCC, in support of interfaith understanding and cooperation, against hatred including antisemitism, and against the attempts to divide us Tuesday, for the second time in 2 weeks, the Albany Jewish Community center received a bomb threat, requiring the evacuation of their building. Today, (Thursday, February 2), from 4:30 to 5 PM there will be an interfaith vigil in […]
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  • Bomb threat again at AJCC

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2017
    The Albany JCC has received a second bomb threat this morning at 10:30, according to reports by Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the Albany Times Union. The building was cleared and searched by police dogs, with no bomb found, as was the case on Jan. 18. Bomb threats were phoned in to 16 JCCs on Jan. 9, 30 Jewish institutions on […]
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  • B’nai B’rith Covenant Award to be presented to Mark W. Levine in April

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2017
    ALBANY–Richard Seiden, president of the B’nai B’rith Gideon Lodge No. 140 of Albany, has announced that the organization will resume the presentation of the chapter’s Covenant Award on Friday, April 21, with a bestowal of the award to Mark W. Levine. The award, honoring a Gideon Lodge member for outstanding service consistent with the principles of B’nai B’rith, will be […]
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  • JCC Maccabi Games coming to Albany Aug. 6-11

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2017
    Athletes, coaches, parents to head here to participate in annual Jewish Junior Olympics ALBANY – The Capital Region has been chosen as one of the sites for the 2017 Jewish Community Center (JCC) Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America. The games are the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teens in the world. […]
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  • Fake bomb threat at Albany Jewish Community Center on Jan. 18 generates drive for increased vigilance

    By jwadmin on January 20, 2017
    The Albany Jewish Community Center was one of 30 Jewish Community Centers in the United States to receive a bomb threat on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The Albany Center was evacuated and closed for two hours to allow police and bomb-sniffing dogs to establish that the threat was bogus. The hoax was taken seriously by all the Centers. According to Adam […]
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