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Local

  • 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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  • The Hidden Tzaddik of Albany

    By jwadmin on April 20, 2017
    By Jack A. Kaplowitz His name was Salo Steper. Salo was not well known to the larger Capital District Jewish community. In Albany’s observant community, however, he was a giant. A tzaddik is a just and righteous Jew. Salo was certainly that, and everyone knew it. It was only after his death that we realized just how great a tzaddik he […]
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  • Panel on refugee crisis to discuss a Jewish response

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    NORTH ADAMS, Mass.–Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, will present, on April 20, 7:30 p.m., an up close look at the current refugee crisis. The program is open to the community free of charge. Joanna Slater, journalist for the Toronto Globe and Mail, will discuss f the current flight of refugees across Europe. She will also reflect on the role of journalists […]
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  • Nano lab’s trap catches cancer cells before they can get you

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2017
    By Ruth Fein Revell It’s a bit like building a better ant trap, only this one attracts wayward cancer cells. It isn’t typically a primary tumor that kills us. It’s the spread of the cancer inside it. So if malignant cells inclined to travel could be baited, collected, studied and better understood, it’s possible that these wanderers might be enticed […]
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  • Area Synagogues Donate Activity Kits to Children’s Hospital at Albany Med

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2017
    ALBANY — Representatives from Albany synagogues recently visited the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center to donate hundreds of children’s activity kits produced as part of a Mitzvah Day community event. Members of Congregation Beth Emeth, Temple Israel and Congregation Ohav Shalom assembled 224 themed activity kits for the children’s hospital patients as part of Mitzvah […]
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  • French Jewish spy during WWII, to tell her story here on May 3 at Bethlehem Chabad

    By jwadmin on March 30, 2017
    Marthe Cohn, a member of the French Resistance during WWII, and the author of Behind Enemy Lines,”will share her story on Wednesday, May 3, at Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar at 7 p.m. Cohn, a French Jew, was 20-years-old when the Nazis invaded France in 1940. While the rest of her family fled south, she decided to fight back. After graduating from nursing […]
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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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