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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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  • Improving self-control is topic at CGOH Brotherhood Breakfast

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2018
    By BOB MICHAELS “Improving Self-Control” was Prof. Mark Muraven’s topic at the recent congregation Gates of Heaven Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program. Muraven is a Gates congregant and University at Albany psychology professor. Self-control is his main research interest. Importance Muraven explained that self-control problems evidently contribute to personal problems, including relationship failures, economic problems, criminal behavior, failure to maintain healthful physical activity levels, and addictions such as to food, alcohol, and drugs. Such problems, according […]
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  • B’nai Sholom joins nationwide movement reaffirming commitment to social justice

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany has joined with Reform synagogues nationwide in a covenant to create a world of justice, compassion and wholeness. The congregation has signed a Brit Olam (“Covenant with the World”) from the Religious Action Center of the Reform Jewish movement to publicly reaffirm its commitment to meaningful social justice work grounded in sacred and enduring Jewish values. This […]
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  • Yom Ha’Atzmaut 70 at SJCC to feature dinner and live music with Shiri Zorn

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady Jewish Community Center will host a Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration noting Israel’s 70th Independence Day on Sunday, April 22, at 5 p.m. The Center is located 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. The family-friendly event will feature a brief program (including a performance by Congregations Agudat Achim’s and Gates of Heaven’s religious school kids, a movie, a raffle, arts and […]
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  • Paean to students: Thanks for helping me grow and learn!

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO May 28, 1993, was graduation day at the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center, a division of Hudson Valley Community College, which offers a range of programs and educationally and economically disadvantaged adults. During and after the ceremony, there was laughter, tears, and the inevitable thanks that we teachers receive from our students on such occasions. Students want to […]
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  • Jewish/Catholic dialogue, Beth Emeth’s history topics of upcoming Lunch and Learn

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2018
    Rabbi Scott Shpeen will lead the Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn series in March and April. The first session will be a Jewish/Catholic dialogue at the Academy Road synagogue between the rabbi and  Bishop Scharfenberger from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on March 21 to discuss their recent joint trip to East Europe. The following four lunch and learn sessions will […]
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