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  • Anti-Semitism & Israel’s Battle for Public Opinion: The Fight for our Future

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    The Jewish State faces many challenges today: internally, regionally, and internationally. The disproportionate media coverage presents another challenge in capturing hearts and minds, and portraying the true image of Israel. Anti-Semitism adds a significant dimension in the perception of Israel, in both its classic form and its newer manifestations. There is much we need to know, and DO, to secure […]
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  • Of Miracles And Gratitude: ‘Make new friends, but keep the old…’

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Two years ago, Peter and Margaret Hunter, friends from England, visited us, my husband Larry and I,  in our home in Kissimmee, Fla. They brought two bottles of Moet Chandon Brut Champagne, which we tucked away for a future occasion. Miracles And Relationships This week, the Hunters were back in Florida, and Peter asked us if we […]
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  • Schenectady JCC annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Services Award and gala to note efforts of Rubenstein and two institutions

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–At its upcoming Saturday, Dec.1, gala, the Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) will honor a local person and institutions for their support of the Center and the local community at its annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards at the SJCC, 2565 Balltown Rd. Sonia Rubenstein will be presented with the SJCC Community Service Award to note her years of […]
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  • A story of Jewish survival to note Kristallnacht

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Anne Frank is one of the most well known victims of the Holocaust period. But she and her family were not the only ones to go into hiding to avoid capture by the Nazis and their collaborators. While some Jews lived in the open with changed identities, others, like the Franks physically hid to avoid certain deportation […]
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  • Interfaith Kieval colloquium to review illustrations of new hand-illuminated Bible

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    “The St. John’s Bible in Interfaith Perspective” will be the theme of the Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies at Siena College’s colloquium, Oct. 28-29. Kieval Institute events are free, kosher, and open to the public. According to Dr. Peter Zaas director of the Kieval Institute, The St. John’s Bible was the first handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible to be […]
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  • Celebrating with the Torah at B’nai Sholom

    By jwadmin on October 17, 2018
    B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany celebrated Simchat Torah by unrolling the entire scroll around the synagogue Sunday, Sept. 30. The annual event, a 30-year tradition, enabled congregants to hold the Torah and see all of its 5,845 sentences at once. Rabbi Don Cashman, B’nai Sholom’s spiritual leader since 1985, identified and described each portion that was held.”The rabbi, at center, describes […]
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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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