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  • Linda Sarsour backs Bernie Sanders, but not his support for Israel!

    By jwadmin on December 5, 2019
    By RON  KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Recently, Bernie Sanders wrote about his support for Israel, calling the nation an “enormous achievement” and “a democratic homeland for the Jewish people.” A few weeks later Linda Sarsour, a prominent Arab-American activist and an official Sanders campaign surrogate, said that support for Israel as a state is unacceptable in the progressive movement. The […]
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  • IDF humanitarian-aid team heads to Albania following devastating earthquake

    By jwadmin on December 5, 2019
    (JNS) – An Israel Defense Forces emergency humanitarian-aid delegation has left for Albania following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country on Nov. 26, the IDF  has announced. “We just dispatched an IDF humanitarian aid delegation to Albania following the devastating earthquake that took 50+ lives and left thousands injured,” the military posted on the official IDF Twitter feed, adding […]
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  • Jared Kushner is now building the president a Mexico wall

    By jwadmin on December 5, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Move over Mideast peace “Deal of the Century.” Jared Kushner’s got a new job – overseeing construction of Donald Trump’s Mexico border wall. Trump wants to see progress on the wall as he enters this year’s re-election campaign, so he has tapped his White House senior adviser and son-in-law to make it […]
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  • Hugh Grant campaigns with Luciana Berger in London’s most Jewish borough

    By jwadmin on December 5, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – As the United Kingdom nears the final stretch of what is shaping up to be one of its most fateful general elections since World War II, all eyes are on the leaders of its two main parties: Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn of Labour. Except, perhaps, the […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on December 5, 2019
    Thursday, December 5, 2019 – U.S. futures are pointing to a higher open on Thursday, as investors continue to monitor the latest U.S.-China trade developments. Remarks from China are fueling hopes that an accord can still be reached in the coming weeks. The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 are each rising more than 0.3% in pre-market action. The major […]
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  • ‘Back to Berlin,’ biker Holocaust road trip movie rescheduled for Sunday, Dec 8, at Temple Sinai

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2019
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–The documentary, “Back to Berlin,” by Catherine Lurie-Alt, is set for Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. It was rescheduled due to inclement weather according to organizers. A panel discussion and dessert reception will follow. The film follows 11 motorcyclists from Israel to Germany in 2015 as they recreate the mission of […]
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  • Dr. Stephen Berk to discuss Jews and the Civil Rights Movement at Beth Emeth, Shabbat Dec. 6

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2019
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth will hold a congregational dinner and lecture with Dr. Stephen Berk on Friday, Dec. 6, at its synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Berk’s topic will be “Our People Are Your People: American Jewry and the Struggle for Civil Rights.” The lecture, which is open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. A 5:30 p.m. Shabbat […]
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  • Sarina Roffé  to discuss Sephardic resources for genealogists at annual CRJGS meeting

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2019
    Sarina Roffé, the author of the book Branching Out from Sepharad, will provide an overview of how Sephardic Jews dispersed around the globe after 1492 and will discuss Sephardic resources for genealogists on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS) annual meeting. CRJGS will meet at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York building, 184 Washington […]
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  • Local thespian group to present ‘The Goldman Project’ at Ohav in December

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2019
    ALBANY–The Noodle Pudding Players will present the regional premier of “The Goldman Project” by Staci Swedeen at Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany, from Dec. 12 to Dec. 23. Directed by Michelle Sanders, the play relates the story of Naomi Goldman, who is recently widowed and living in an apartment in upper Manhattan, with her son, Tony, who […]
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  • 200 attend annual Kristallnacht commemoration; local faith communities join to express unity

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2019
    The 27th annual Kristallnacht Interfaith Confronting Bigotry Commemoration was held on Nov. 12 noting the  81st anniversary of Kristallnacht. It brought together representatives of many local faith communities to note the memory of those lost in the Holocaust and to share  their unity in combating neo-Nazism and hate and bigotry. More than 200 people attended the program, which also featured the area […]
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