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  • Legal, financial planning program for those living with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia slated

    By jwadmin on January 22, 2020
    SCHENECTADY – Congregation Gates of Heaven will host an educational program, “Legal and Financial Planning” presented by the Alzheimer’s Association on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. The free program will take place at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. An informal discussion followed by a question and answer session with guest speakers Megan DeMento of the Alzheimer’s Association and […]
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  • New musical at Beth Emeth to benefit RISSE

    By jwadmin on January 22, 2020
    ALBANY –In February, a new musical is set to premiere in the Capital Region that confronts the subject of parental loss on children. The musical “They Made It Here” by Alyssa Talanker is the story of a young musician, Frank, born in the United States who is left by himself after losing both parents to deportation. Feeling abandoned, Frank withdraws […]
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  • How did it all begin? Interfaith Story Circle to consider the question on Feb. 6

    By jwadmin on January 22, 2020
    The Interfaith Story Circle will show- case four stories of creation on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy-Schenectady Rd., (Route 7), Schenectady. The program is free and open to the community. Four featured, guest tellers will explore creation stories from the perspective of their own native traditions. Sandy Schuman, a teller of stories about songs and […]
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  • Composer to be featured at ‘Spa For The Body And Soul;’ annual women’s program on Feb. 9

    By jwadmin on January 22, 2020
    The Jewish Women’s Connection will hold its 15th annual “Spa For The Body And Soul” on Sunday, Feb. 9. The women only program and luncheon, featuring composer and pianist Sarah Dukes, will be from 2-4 p.m. at Shabbos House Student Center, 320 Fuller Rd., Albany. Dukes, mother of 6, a licensed mental health counselor, and a composer, started playing piano […]
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  • SJCC to feature exhibit of emigrants’ items

    By jwadmin on January 22, 2020
    SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) is seeking items to display in its February art exhibit. The theme for the exhibit will be “What They Brought With Them” and will feature items that have been brought to the United States by people and families from their native countries. The deadline to submit items for the exhibit is Friday, […]
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  • Breakfast with Schenectady County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich slated for Temple Gates

    By jwadmin on January 22, 2020
    SCHENECTADY – The Congregation Gates of Heaven (CGOH) Brotherhood will host at its Sunday, Feb. 9, Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program Michelle Ostrelich, congregant. Ostelich is a Schenectady County legislator, representing District 3-Niskayuna, Scotia and Glenville. Her topic will be “Building Community from Volunteer Engagement to Political Activism.” The monthly breakfast program is held at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave. in Schenectady and […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Middle East Policy – Realism vs. Wishful-thinking

    By jwadmin on January 19, 2020
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 17, 2020, https://bit.ly/2RqR8UJ A critical battle takes place among Middle East observers, researchers and policy makers in Western democracies: the reality-driven, politically-incorrect worldview vs. the wishful-thinking/oversimplification-driven, politically-correct worldview. The reality-driven worldview recognizes the potency of the inherently frustrating domestic/regional features of intra-Arab/Muslim relations in the Middle East: *Unpredictability *Instability […]
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  • Abbas searches for pretexts to postpone elections

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2020
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – In an address to the U.N. General Assembly last September, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas pledged to a sympathetic gathering of world leaders that he would hold parliamentary elections. While the announcement garnered international headlines at the time, little progress has been made in the ensuing months towards elections, highlighting what experts see as entrenched […]
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  • Oldest working radio-talk show host in the world feted in Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2020
    By JUDY LASH BALINT (JNS) – Israel is the home of Walter Bingham, 95, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living radio-talk show host. At a gathering in his honor in Jerusalem, hosted by the Israel Government Press Office on the last night of Chanukah, Bingham told journalists, friends and family members that he feels that the […]
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  • Rock-throwing incident that killed Palestinian woman classified as terror attack  

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Defense Ministry has recognized as a terror attack an incident in which a Palestinian mother of nine was killed by a thrown rock at her car. But since the woman, Aisha Rabi, is not an Israeli citizen, her family will not receive compensation from the National Insurance Institute, Ynet reported. Rabi, 47, was […]
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