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  • $65,000 for the North Country Jewish community raised at the Jewish Federation annual event

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York recently hosted its 16th annual North Country Event at the Saratoga City Center. Prof. Stephen Berk presented on, “Putin, Israel, and Foreign Policy in the Time of Trump.”  The evening raised over $65,000 for the North Country Jewish community. Pictured from left: Stephen Krakower, Saratoga campaign chairman; Rabbi Joseph Solomon; Rabbi Jonathan […]
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  • AJCC Camp Olam site director reports on schlichim program; need of host families for Israeli staff

    By jwadmin on June 7, 2017
    By JEN STEIL In April, I was given the opportunity to travel to Israel for the Summer Schlichim Training Seminar at Kibbutz Shefayim.  Schlichim means emissaries. During the summer, the Albany Jewish Community Center has two schlichim come from Israel and work at its camp.  Every year the JCC Association offers a grant to 10 camp directors from across the […]
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  • JNF supporters meet at local breakfast; review promoting fair media coverage of Israel with Joe Hyams

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    ALBANY–Ninety Israel supporters filled the room at the Albany Marriott to show their unwavering passion for the work of Jewish National Fund (JNF) during its annual Breakfast for Israel, according to JNF organizers. “I am so proud of our community for their unwavering support of Israel and the work Jewish National Fund does every day on the ground to improve […]
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  • Are you a teen? Are you into sports? The local Maccabi Games want you!

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    Fifty teen athletes from 19 local communities are scheduled to compete in The Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games set for Aug. 6 through 11.  More are desired! The local delegation, organized by the Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers, have a need for more area teen athletes (12-16) to join them, according to Andrew Katz, delegation head. He reports that: […]
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  • Young leaders embrace and engage their peers — why?

    By jwadmin on May 4, 2017
    “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” — Rabbi Hillel By Ricki D. Shapiro Although Hillel spoke these words in Pirkei Avot (“Ethics of the Fathers”) more than 2000 years ago, their relevance remains clear today in the young men and women […]
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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