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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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  • 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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