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  • Colonie Chai slates celebration of Torah saved from Gomel, Belarus

    By jwadmin on June 18, 2019
    ALBANY– Colonie Chabad Chai Jewish Center is celebrating and restoring a 100-year old Torah saved from Gomel, Belarus. A dinner celebration/dedication has been set for the main meeting room at the Crossings of Colonie Park, 580 Albany Shaker Rd., on Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. The program is open to the community. In 1989, after years of living under […]
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  • Residents from The Massry share thoughts on resident-led interest groups at assisted living conference

    By jwadmin on June 12, 2019
    The Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL) recently held its multi-day annual conference in Saratoga Springs . A panel of five residents from The Massry Residence at Daughters of Sarah spoke to more than 150 professional staff about the impact resident-driven activities and programs can have in assisted living communities. The five panelists included: Diane Koenig, Irene Selchick, Dr. […]
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  • Rabbi Eleanor Pearlman of Temple Gates of Heaven is retiring

    By jwadmin on May 29, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will honor Rabbi Eleanor Beth Ginsburg Pearlman, who will be retiring from her active rabbinate and will be given the title of “Adjunct Rabbi Emeritus.” She will preach at a farewell Shabbat service on Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. and a brunch will be held in her honor at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady […]
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  • 20 local young athletes attend Junior Maccabi Games in Philadelphia

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady and Albany Jewish Community Centers teamed up to send 20 athletes, coaches and delegation heads to participate in at the Mid-Atlantic Mini and Junior Maccabi Games in Philadelphia on May 5 at the Kaiserman JCC. Athletes ages 9-12 years old tested their skills in swimming, soccer and basketball at the one-day Olympic-style sporting competition. Overall, 925 athletes […]
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  • Gates of Heaven to note Jesse Holland’s distinguished service to the congregation

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven (CGOH), has announced that Jesse Holland has been chosen by the CGOH Board of Advisors to be the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. The award will be presented at a reception in his honor at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady, on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. The program is free and open […]
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  • A Jewish neshama shining bright in Alaska

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO When Dr. Liz Ross joins her fellow women congregants at Shalom Aleichem Synagogue on the bima for the blessing over the candles, she pulls the hood of her kuspuk, her traditional Native Alaskan snow dress, over her head. And on her neck, her gold Star of David catches the light of the flickering flames. A businesswoman, a […]
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  • Music Mobile founder Ruth Pelham, Kevin McKrell, songwriter, are first inductees to area music awards hall of fame

    By jwadmin on April 10, 2019
    Music Mobile founder Ruth Pelham and Kevin McKrell, songwriter have been announced as the first inductees to The Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards Hall of Fame. Both will be honored at the inaugural Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards, presented by The Collaborative magazine and Capital Records Live! 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Proctors in Schenectady. McKrell is recipient of The Eddies […]
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  • Reverend Charlene Robbins of Cohoes receives Four Chaplains Brotherhood Award

    By jwadmin on March 12, 2019
    By RICHARD GOLDENBERG Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. SCHENECTADY– Jewish War Veterans joined with the First Reformed Church of Schenectady and 100  attendees in the Clark Poling Chapel to honor Rev. Charlene Robbins as the 54th recipient of the Four Chaplains’ Brotherhood Award on Sunday, Feb. 24. Albany Post 105 of the Jewish War Veterans has led the effort […]
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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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