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  • Robert Becker Jr. chosen for annual local Four Chaplains Award

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    Members of the Jewish War Veterans Albany Post 105 will join with the First Reformed Church of Schenectady to honor Robert Becker, Jr. of Schenectady as the 53rd recipient of the Four Chaplains’ Brotherhood Award on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2:30 p.m. Becker will be honored at the church, 8 North Church St., Schenectady. The program noting the 75th anniversary […]
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  • Big Galut(e) quintet to feature Yiddish tunes, klezmer at Feb. 22 concert

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    ALBANY– The University at Albany Performing Arts Center, operating under the auspices of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present the Big Galut(e) quintet on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The quintet includes Robin Seletsky, Sasha Margolis, Michael Leopold, Mark Rubinstein and Richard Sosinsky who met during summer stints at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. The program will feature traditional Yiddish tunes, […]
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  • Mystery dinner theater set for Beth Tephilah

    By jwadmin on February 5, 2018
    TROY–Congregation Beth Tephilah has announced a mystery dinner theater program to be held at the synagogue, 82 River St., Troy on Sunday evening, Feb. 18. “The Mysterious Megillah Robbery Mystery Dinner,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature a story, guaranteed by Congregation Beth Tephilah President Leible Morrison to set the mood for the upcoming Purim holiday (March 1). […]
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  • Temple Israel invests in dynamic new programs, announces creation of ‘Program Development Office’

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2018
    ALBANY–“Temple Israel has announced a series of innovative steps to better serve the needs of the congregation and Albany Jewish community at large,” said Acting Executive Director Ken Dymond. These steps include the creation of a new “Program Development Office” within the congregation’s main office. The office will focus on generating and implementing new Judaic and secular programs, events, and […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s TRIBE hopes to offer young adults a cultural connection to Judaism

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2018
    BY SUE WOLLNER When Andrew Abramowitz joined Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany a few years ago it became clear as he looked around the sanctuary during services that he, a young man in his early 20s, was in the minority. A recent graduate of the University at Albany he was not surprised, knowing that his demographic group was the least […]
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  • Stir-crazy seniors need your help to get them where they want to go! Project 5 seeks drivers

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2017
    By LISA GALLY Imagine only leaving your house for medical-related visits. Some compare it to being a prisoner in your own home. This is the case for many Jewish senior citizens right here in the Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer areas. Many individuals are not affiliated with a synagogue or other organization. They feel isolated and lonely. Even if they are […]
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  • SJCC Ludwig Community Service gala to note efforts of Sharon Cutler, M&T Bank and Ronald McDonald House

    By jwadmin on November 22, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) will host the annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards Gala on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. It will be held, for the first time, at the Robert and Dorothy Ludwig SJCC on the Golub Family Campus, 2565 Balltown Rd. The program will feature cocktails, kosher food stations, the awards presentation, and entertainment.  For the […]
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  • Tanner artworks on display at the SJCC

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
    SCHENECTADY– The exhibit, “Faces and Other Spaces” by artist and craftswoman Marilyn Tanner continues at the Robert and Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady Jewish Community Center, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady through December 31 “Faces, human or otherwise, capture my imagination,” said Tanner.  “I collect and create them. I have eclectic tastes in art and design and my collection of oddities has inspired my own creative […]
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  • Palestinian human rights critic at Skidmore: Need to move from frustration to dignity, solutions

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2017
    By RUTH FEIN REVELL SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH WORLD Calling for a global community response of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality, Palestinian-Muslim human rights pioneer and political analyst Bassem Eid shared his personal perspective at Skidmore College on Thursday, Oct. 18, about the people, their obstacles and the road to solutions. What does he think […]
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  • Teaching the Holocaust to be topic for three scholars at annual Kieval colloquium

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    The Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies at Siena College has announced its 32nd annual colloquium for the afternoon of Sunday, Oct.15, and Monday morning Oct. 16.  This year the Institute will host a three-way dialogue, “Teaching Our Children about the Holocaust,” featuring Jewish, Muslim, and Christian speakers: Daniel Reich, curator and director of education, Holocaust Museum and […]
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