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  • Ready to eat? Jewish food festival  to offer  a little nosh …

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2017
    Tina Wasserman, a cooking instructor and writer, will be the featured speaker at the annual Jewish Food Festival hosted by Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady on Sunday, March 26. Wasserman will open the 14th annual festival, which highlights Jewish cuisine, at 11 a.m. Unlimited food samples and other family friendly activities will be from 12 p.m. to […]
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  • Yidstock ’17 Features Top Names in Klezmer & New Yiddish Music

    By jwadmin on March 6, 2017
    Amherst, MA – The sixth annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music will include concerts by legendary and up-and-coming bands, a folk oratorio by a founder of the Klezmatics, plus talks, workshops, and other special events. Yidstock 2017 takes place July 13 to 16 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This year’s lineup includes Eleanor Reissa & […]
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  • Cuomo promises justice in JCC bomb threats

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    Albany Times Union ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo decried the rash of bomb threats to Jewish Community centers around the state and nation, promising a strong police response and questioning why anyone would make threats at facilities that offer programs for children. “These are threats against children,” Cuomo said during a visit Wednesday to the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community […]
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  • Humera Khan of Schenectady receives Four Chaplains Award

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    ALBANY–Jewish War Veterans from Albany Post 105 and the Capital District Council led government officials, veterans and faith leaders from across the region in presenting this year’s Four Chaplains Brotherhood Award to Humera Khan of Schenectady. The award presentation was held at the Stratton Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Albany. The ceremony marks the 52nd annual presentation of the award and […]
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  • Registration opens for Capital Region Maccabi Games

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    ALBANY– Registration for volunteers and athletes has opened for the 2017 Capital Region Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish youth from around the world, that will be hosted  in this region for the first time. The games, sponsored by the Jewish Community Center Association, are the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. The […]
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  • Another national wave of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers

    By jwadmin on February 22, 2017
    January bomb scares at Albany facility led to two evacuations By Emily Masters Albany Times Union Albany – Jewish community centers across the country were shaken by another wave of bomb threats this week. The latest terrorizing phone calls temporarily closed 11 JCCs Monday, the JCC Association of North America said. Three other sets of threats were called in on Jan. […]
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  • Rona Pozner appointed to national board of  the Jewish Federation of North America

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    At the 2016 General Assembly, Rona Pozner was appointed to the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) Board of Trustees as a Northeastern New York representative for intermediate-sized federations. The JFNA Board of Trustees are committed to addressing pressing issues in the Jewish world today and dedicated to cultivating and sustaining a strong global Jewish community according to the Jewish […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s Cantor Schechtman to serve on Union For Reform Judaism’s North American Board

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2017
    Cantor Jodi Schechtman of Albany’s Congregation Beth Emeth is among 23 Reform Jewish leaders in North America recently elected to the board of trustees of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). She had previously served as an affiliate member of the URJ board representing the American Conference of Cantors (ACC) in her role as ACC’s director of organizational partnerships. “It has been a privilege to […]
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  • Hundreds gather to show community support for the AJCC; against bias and hatred

    By jwadmin on February 10, 2017
    A interfaith community vigil “To Stand with the Albany Jewish Community Center” was held on Thursday, Feb. 2, two days after the second bomb threat hoax at the Center in January Between 350-400 local people, according to the Albany police, stood in solidarity with the harassed Albany JCC.  Interfaith leaders, representing various  faith and ethnic groups and government officials, drew applause […]
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  • DC Report: Is Bibi Netanyahu’s honeymoon with Donald Trump over before it begins?

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Benjamin Netanyahu enthusiastically welcomed the new president’s election, believing it would offer him freedom from pressure to stop settlements and make peace with the Palestinians and a chance to kill the Iranian nuclear deal. He started celebrating by announcing the construction of thousands more homes for settlers in the West Bank and confessing he had […]
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