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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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  • JNF speaker tells of overcoming disability in the IDF at recent local JNF breakfast

    By jwadmin on June 6, 2018
    One hundred and thirty local community members came to the recent Jewish National Fund (JNF) breakfast held in Albany. Keynote speaker, Izzy Ezagui, related how while serving in the Israel Defense Forces he lost his arm in combat, but despite that loss would later return to the battlefield. Ezagui’s story of overcoming the odds, emphases the work JNF does every […]
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  • Two shlichim to help out at AJCC camps this summer

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2018
    By SARAH WEISSMAN My first trip to Israel was in 2004 when I went on Birthright. I spent 10 amazing days traveling throughout Israel seeing all the famous sites —Masada, The Kotel, Eilat, the Dead Sea, and Tel Aviv. After that trip I wasn’t sure I would ever have the chance to go to Israel again, however now 14 years […]
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  • Agudat Achim to honor eight congregants at Shomrei Kehillah Awards Celebration

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Agudat Achim (CAA) will hold its Shomrei Kehillah Awards Celebration on Sunday, June 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the synagogue, 2117 Union St.  The event will recognize outstanding volunteers and raise funds for programs and services of the congregation. Shomrei Kehillah translates to Guardians of the Community. Congregants who have made significant contributions to both the congregation and the […]
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  • 10 decades of memories: Patriarch Geisler to note 100th birthday

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    He credits his parents for his desire to serve Dr. Geisler, D.D.S. came to this area in 1975 for a general dental internship at Albany Medical Center Hospital. He later entered private practice with Dr. Fred Siegal and affiliated with Temple Israel. He and his wife Beverly Radlin had children, Andrew and Michelle. His Jewish communal activities involvement has included the […]
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  • Jewish National Fund to host annual Breakfast for Israel; IDF soldier to share overcoming his disability to continue to serve

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    Izzy Ezagui, a decorated squad commander in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the only soldier in the world who returned to the battlefield after losing an arm in combat, will speak at Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) Breakfast for Israel on Monday, May 14, from 7:30 – 9 a.m. The complementary, annual breakfast program will be held at the Albany […]
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