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  • Kaskeset Concert set for Gates on Oct. 21 

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will present Kaskeset, Binghamton University’s only Jewish a cappella group, in concert on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 12:15 p.m. The concert will be held at the sanctuary, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The group was founded in 1996 with members from all over the country and from different Jewish (and non-Jewish!) backgrounds. The group sings four to […]
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  • Local community honors Dan Flax and raises $50,000 for Jewish Federation programs

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2018
    ALBANY– The career and life of Daniel B. Flax, recently retired financial resource development director of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, was celebrated at a community fund-raising event and tribute dinner in September. Three hundred attended “Holy Simcha, Super Dan!” at the Ohav Shalom Synagogue in Albany and nearly $50,000 was raised to support the efforts supported by the […]
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  • A Sukkot message from The Jewish National Fund

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By ROBERT GANZ, Capital Region JNF board president – Sukkot celebrates agriculture and one of Judaism’s three pilgrimage holidays. It is intrinsically tied to our people’s cultivation of the land of the Israel. That is no easy task in the rugged terrain, which is our homeland, especially in ages past. Today, Israel is a booming country and Northern Israel is witnessing […]
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  • Hope for new year revived by tale of Lamed-Vav tzaddikim

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2018
    The world must contain not less than 36 righteous individuals in each generation who greet the Shekhinah’s presence each day. Jewish lore By MARILYN SHAPIRO On Rosh Hashanah we celebrate the birthday of world, the beginning of a new year full of possibilities. In the weeks leading up to our High Holy Days, however, I have encountered many events that […]
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  • My sister: A pioneer as a teacher in special education!

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO As a child, I was in awe of my big sister. Eight years my senior, Laura wore the best clothes (big skirts with tons of crinolines); listened to the best songs (No to Elvis; Yes to Pat Boone and Johnny Mathis); and exuded a confidence that I lacked. It wasn’t until I was an adult, working with Special […]
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  • Super efforts of Dan Flax in the Jewish fund-raising sphere to be noted

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    ALBANY– Daniel B. Flax, recently retired director of financial resource development for the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, will be honored by the Jewish Federation on Thursday, Sept. 6, with a tribute and community fund-raising event. The dinner program entitled, “Holy Simcha, Super Dan!” will be held at the Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany at 5:30 […]
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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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