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  • Jewish Federation notes efforts of Phaffs, Mendels and Bernstein at annual meeting

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York presented three awards at its June annual meeting. The Jewish Federation honored Leo and Ruth Phaff with the Sidney Albert Community Service Award, Benjamin and Ruth Mendel with the President’s Award, and Daniel Bernstein with the Samuel E. Aronowitz Young Leadership Award. Ruth and Leo Phaff, recipients of the Sidney and Albert Community […]
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  • Seven years in the books

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    Rabbi Silton’s reflections on concluding a cycle of Talmud study By JAMES R. CLEVENSON Is there a “Jewish soul” that is different from a Gentile soul? No, but we have a great literature, as well as world literature, from which to derive inspiration— “whoever does that—his soul is enhanced.” Learning is the key to spiritual advancement, according to Rabbi Paul […]
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  • The Maccabeats to be featured at opening ceremonies for Capital Region Maccabi Games; you can still be involved!

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2017
    ALBANY–The Maccabeats, a Jewish music and a cappella group will be the headliner act at the opening ceremonies for the 2017 Capital Region Maccabi Games. Opening ceremonies are set for  the Times Union Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6.  The Maccabi Games will be Aug. 6-11. The Maccabi Games is an Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish youth from around the world. […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s TRIBE to gather for Israeli dance, sushi on July 6; slates full July agenda

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth’s newest community organization, the TRIBE will offer programming and opportunities to young Jewish professionals throughout July. Organizers report that the group has now formally organized a board and is planning  a variety of summer activities. Among the peer-organized social events, community action programs and professional development opportunities in July will be Israeli dance and sushi on Thursday, July […]
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  • $65,000 for the North Country Jewish community raised at the Jewish Federation annual event

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York recently hosted its 16th annual North Country Event at the Saratoga City Center. Prof. Stephen Berk presented on, “Putin, Israel, and Foreign Policy in the Time of Trump.”  The evening raised over $65,000 for the North Country Jewish community. Pictured from left: Stephen Krakower, Saratoga campaign chairman; Rabbi Joseph Solomon; Rabbi Jonathan […]
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  • AJCC Camp Olam site director reports on schlichim program; need of host families for Israeli staff

    By jwadmin on June 7, 2017
    By JEN STEIL In April, I was given the opportunity to travel to Israel for the Summer Schlichim Training Seminar at Kibbutz Shefayim.  Schlichim means emissaries. During the summer, the Albany Jewish Community Center has two schlichim come from Israel and work at its camp.  Every year the JCC Association offers a grant to 10 camp directors from across the […]
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  • JNF supporters meet at local breakfast; review promoting fair media coverage of Israel with Joe Hyams

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    ALBANY–Ninety Israel supporters filled the room at the Albany Marriott to show their unwavering passion for the work of Jewish National Fund (JNF) during its annual Breakfast for Israel, according to JNF organizers. “I am so proud of our community for their unwavering support of Israel and the work Jewish National Fund does every day on the ground to improve […]
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  • Are you a teen? Are you into sports? The local Maccabi Games want you!

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    Fifty teen athletes from 19 local communities are scheduled to compete in The Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games set for Aug. 6 through 11.  More are desired! The local delegation, organized by the Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers, have a need for more area teen athletes (12-16) to join them, according to Andrew Katz, delegation head. He reports that: […]
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  • Young leaders embrace and engage their peers — why?

    By jwadmin on May 4, 2017
    “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” — Rabbi Hillel By Ricki D. Shapiro Although Hillel spoke these words in Pirkei Avot (“Ethics of the Fathers”) more than 2000 years ago, their relevance remains clear today in the young men and women […]
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  • Sol Greenberg, longtime Albany County district attorney dies at 95

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2017
    By Carol DeMare Albany Times Union Sol Greenberg, legendary district attorney of Albany County who served as chief prosecutor for a quarter of a century before retiring in 2000, died Thursday. He was 95. A striking figure with wavy silver hair, square jaw and his familiar pipe clenched between his teeth, Greenberg, a Democrat who became a political institution, was […]
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