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Sports

  • Super Bowl party at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2019
    ALBANY–A Super Bowl party sponsored by the Beth Emeth Brotherhood, Sisterhood and the Tribe is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3, at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The sports festivities begin at 6 p.m. with finger foods prepared by brotherhood. Attendees are encouraged to bring a side dish to share and their own beverages. There is no cost for the […]
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  • Levy family to host screening of  “Heading Home: A Tale of Team Israel”

    By jwadmin on January 23, 2019
    A free screening of the film “Heading Home: A Tale of Team Israel” is set for The Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY building, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany  on Wednesday evening, Jan. 30,  at  7 p.m. The documentary, sponsored by the Levy family is in memory of Chaim Levy. “Heading Home: A Tale of Team Israel” a story of sports, […]
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  • Centers list Maccabi Experience open house programs for teens, parents

    By jwadmin on January 9, 2019
    Drew Katz, JCC Maccabi Games delegation head, has announced that the Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers will send a joint delegation of athletes to the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Detroit, Mich. in August. The JCC Maccabi Experience will begin Sunday, Aug. 4, with opening ceremonies in a local stadium with a parade of athletes and […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s Mah-Jongg brings players together to compete, socialize

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By SUE WOLLNER Like clockwork, people filter into Congregation Beth Emeth around 9 in the morning for coffee, bagels and conversation on one Tuesday morning each month. The mood is light and laughter can be heard throughout the room. But as the time approaches the 9:30 a.m. start the atmosphere in the room suddenly shifts, becoming serious as competitors take […]
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  • Washington Capitals hockey fan donates $19,000 raffle prize to Pittsburgh shooting fund

    By jwadmin on November 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A fan of the Washington Capitals ice hockey team donated his half of the team’s 50-50 raffle, or more than $19,000, to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh for recovery efforts following the shooting at a local synagogue. The team announced that the proceeds collected from the pre-game raffle, in which the winner splits the pot […]
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  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wears ‘Stronger than Hate’ cleats to honor Pittsburgh synagogue victims

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wore cleats during Sunday’s game, Nov. 4, to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The cleats included the image of the Steelers’ logo and was redrawn to include a Star of David and the phrase “Stronger than Hate.” The Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-16. The day after the shooting […]
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  • Cleveland Browns sign Jewish kicker Greg Joseph

    By jwadmin on September 28, 2018
    By ED CARROLL CLEVELAND (Cleveland Jewish News via JTA) – The Cleveland Browns have signed kicker Greg Joseph, who played football and soccer at the Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton, Florida. Joseph, a 24-year-old rookie, was cut by the Miami Dolphins this summer after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic University.  Fellow rookie Jason […]
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  • The ‘best football player who grew up in Israel’ seeks a spot at U.S. college

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By HILLEL KUTTLER TEL AVIV (JTA) – In the summer of 2011, Yuval Fenta saw two guys tossing a football on the beach in Herzliya. He asked to participate. “You’re too small,” they responded. A dejected Fenta retreated, but not before hearing them mention an American football league that played in Israel. Seven years later, Fenta has showed them. Plans Now […]
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  • One for all, and all for one! Local Maccabi delegation returns home with 49 medals

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
      The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers sent 19 athletes and 1 artist as a joint delegation to the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Orange County, Calif. The local teen delegation earned 49 medals (15 Gold, 19 Silver, 15 Bronze). Now in its 36th year in the United States, the games are open to Jewish youth […]
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  • Jewish equestrian opts out of competition and will observe Yom Kippur

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli equestrian rider has withdrawn from Septembers world championships since the competition will take place on Yom Kippur. The International Equestrian Federation event, which will take place this year in North Carolina, is a prelude to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where Israel’s equestrian federation hopes to compete for the first time. Israeli rider Dan […]
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