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  • Local swimmer to compete at Pan American Maccabi Games this summer

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Elijah Feret, of Congregation Agudat Achim and a junior at Niskayuna High School has been selected to represent team USA at the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games this summer in Mexico City. The Pan American Maccabi Games are a celebration of Jewish unity, culture, and heritage through athletic competition. He will swim against athletes from the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, […]
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  • Is something strange going on? Coincidence? Or could it be b’shert?

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2019
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO In 2012,  Rochelle and Bill Willner, attended services at Congregation Shalom Aleichem in Kissimmee, Fla. Former members, they were there for the first time in two years to check out the new rabbi. Before the mourner’s kaddish, Rabbi Karen Allen asked if anyone was observing sheloshim, the 30 day period of mourning. A woman whom they didn’t recognize announced […]
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  • Levy family to host screening of  “Heading Home: A Tale of Team Israel”

    By jwadmin on January 23, 2019
    A free screening of the film “Heading Home: A Tale of Team Israel” is set for The Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY building, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany  on Wednesday evening, Jan. 30,  at  7 p.m. The documentary, sponsored by the Levy family is in memory of Chaim Levy. “Heading Home: A Tale of Team Israel” a story of sports, […]
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  • Daughters of Sarah Senior Community Mystery Challenge proceeds top $131,000

    By jwadmin on January 11, 2019
    Co-chairpersons Leslie Feinman, Marta Koblenz, Alan Lobel and Murray Massry have announced $131,000 in proceeds from the annual Mystery Challenge and Silent Auction of the Daughters of Sarah Senior Community. Monies will benefit the residents. The 12th annual Challenge in November  was held on the fourth floor of the New York State Museum, with 200 guests in attendance. The program […]
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  • B’nai Sholom congregants to teach folk dances at fund-raiser for Family Promise Of The Capital Region

    By jwadmin on January 9, 2019
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany, Delmar Presbyterian Church and Journey United Church of Christ in Glenmont will host the Family Promise of the Capital Region folk dancing program/ fund-raiser for the organization on Saturday, Jan. 12,  6:30-8:30 p.m. at Delmar Presbyterian Church, 585 Delaware Ave., Delmar. The fund-raiser will be led by experienced folk dance teachers and B’nai Sholom […]
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  • Winter Lunch and Learns announced at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on January 1, 2019
    ALBANY– Congregation Beth Emeth will feature two diverse Lunch and Learn programs at the temple, 100 Academy Rd., Albany in January. Lunch and Learns are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Attendees bring their own lunch and the congregation provides coffee, tea and dessert. The programs are free and open to the public. Cantor Jodi Schechtman will begin a series […]
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  • 300 attend local Kristallnacht observance

    By jwadmin on December 19, 2018
    The 26th annual Kristallnacht Interfaith Confronting Bigotry Commemoration held this year at Page Hall in Albany. It brought together representatives of every faith in the region to stand together to remember in memory of those lost and to join together to combat neo-Nazism, hate and bigotry today, according to Shelly Shapiro, one of the program organizers. Over 300 people came […]
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  • Anti-Semitism & Israel’s Battle for Public Opinion: The Fight for our Future

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    The Jewish State faces many challenges today: internally, regionally, and internationally. The disproportionate media coverage presents another challenge in capturing hearts and minds, and portraying the true image of Israel. Anti-Semitism adds a significant dimension in the perception of Israel, in both its classic form and its newer manifestations. There is much we need to know, and DO, to secure […]
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  • Of Miracles And Gratitude: ‘Make new friends, but keep the old…’

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Two years ago, Peter and Margaret Hunter, friends from England, visited us, my husband Larry and I,  in our home in Kissimmee, Fla. They brought two bottles of Moet Chandon Brut Champagne, which we tucked away for a future occasion. Miracles And Relationships This week, the Hunters were back in Florida, and Peter asked us if we […]
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  • Schenectady JCC annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Services Award and gala to note efforts of Rubenstein and two institutions

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–At its upcoming Saturday, Dec.1, gala, the Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) will honor a local person and institutions for their support of the Center and the local community at its annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards at the SJCC, 2565 Balltown Rd. Sonia Rubenstein will be presented with the SJCC Community Service Award to note her years of […]
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