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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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  • 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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