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  • Barbecue fund-raiser for Shalom Food Pantry raises $7,000

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    ALBANY– Seven thousand dollars were raised for the Shalom Food Pantry at the recent “Battle of the BBQs.” Monies raised at the barbecue competition in Delmar goes directly towards purchasing food and supplies for those that are serviced by the food pantry, according to Chanie Simon, co-director of the Shalom Food Pantry. The Shalom Food Pantry provides healthy food packages […]
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  • Niskayuna pushes back vote on Holocaust memorial

    By jwadmin on August 10, 2018
    By JEFF WILKIN Gazette reporter NISKAYUNA — The Town Board has postponed a vote on whether to approve a Holocaust Museum proposed for a parcel off Route 7. The town had been scheduled to vote on a special use permit necessary for the construction of the memorial at its May 22 meeting. It has moved that vote to June 26. Town officials said Tuesday […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s TRG holds Torah study at Tanglewood with Cantor Jodi Schechtman

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2018
    ALBANY–About 25 members of The Renaissance Group (TRG) of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany traveled to the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass. for a recent Shabbat Torah study led by Cantor Jodi Schechtman. “Following her presentation and lively discussion we stayed to enjoy the rehearsal of the Boson Symphony Orchestra as well as to nosh and visit each other,” […]
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  • Shabbat with Synagogue of the Summit brings Shapiros solace

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO My husband Larry and I were enjoying our annual stay in the Colorado Rockies. We were hiking, spending time with our family, and taking advantage of all a summer in Summit County has to offer. The world surrounding us, however, was filled with troubling news. Both of us—especially me—needed to find peace and comfort. Fortunately, we were […]
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  • In quest of the elusive license plate; Rhode Islanders— please take a trip!

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO “Delaware!” my husband Larry yelled as we drove past a line of parked cars on Galena Street in Frisco, Colo. “We got Delaware!” In our life, “Getting Delaware” is a big deal. Within the first 10 days of our five-week search for license plates, we had gotten the license plate of the elusive Eastern seaboard state. Could […]
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  • Beth Emeth holds 180th anniversary gala dinner

    By jwadmin on July 11, 2018
    ALBANY–A celebratory gala dinner, which served as the culmination of Congregation Beth Emeth’s (CBE) year-long 180th anniversary programs, was attended by 370 people at the Albany synagogue. Congregants wrote and performed a musical entitled “Beth Emeth at 180.” “What was so very special about the gala was not only the impressive turnout, but the spirit and the energy of the […]
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  • Installations and awards featured at the Jewish Federation’s annual meeting

    By jwadmin on July 3, 2018
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York’s 31st annual meeting was held on Thursday, June 14, at The Golub Center in Abany. The evening included installations of the board of directors and The Jewish Community Endowment Fund Board of Governors, and recognition of The President’s Award and The Sidney Albert Community Service Award recipients, and a community dessert reception.  2018 Installations […]
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  • Rabbi Israel and Rochel Rubin receive the Berger Memorial Award at the 30th Maimonides School Tribute Dinner

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2018
    ALBANY–The 30th Dr. Morton Berger Memorial Award was presented to Rabbi Israel and Rochel Rubin at the Maimonides Hebrew Day School’s 30th annual Scholarship Tribute Dinner held at the Shabbos House in Albany on June 5. The event was emceed by the Ronald Goldman, presenter of the award was Albany native Rabbi Lawrence Teitelman now of New Hyde Park. The award […]
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  • Kletters, Geislers work to ensure that 800,000 Belarusian Jews slain in Holocaust are not forgotten

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO How does one keep the memory alive of the 800,000 Belarusian Jews killed during the Holocaust? For two Capital District Jewish families, and a couple from England, the answer was simple: One monument at a time. The Republic of Belarus is a landlocked country in Europe bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. It was part of the Soviet Union when World […]
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  • Dr. Lozman spearheads drive for Capital District Holocaust Memorial; Niskayuna site

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    By LOIS GOLDRICH TEANECK, N.J. (Jewish Standard via JTA) – Perhaps because he has spent so many years working to restore abandoned Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe, Dr. Michael Lozman has come to believe that the lessons of the Holocaust must be disseminated as widely as possible. That has meant erecting a memorial in Grosovo, Belarus, where almost 300 Jews were killed and buried; bringing […]
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