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Arts & Culture

  • Beth Emeth’s TRG slates two musical Shabbat events

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    ALBANY–Music lovers may mark their August calendars for two events sponsored by The Renaissance Group of Congregation Beth Emeth—a ‘String Quartet Shabbat’ on Friday, Aug. 16, and ‘Torah at Tanglewood’ on Saturday, Aug 24. The ‘String Quartet Shabbat and Dinner’ will be held on Aug. 16 at the synagogue, 100  Academy Rd., Albany. The evening will feature a concert with […]
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  • Comedian Cait to present stand-up at Saratoga Chabad on Aug. 20

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–Chabad of Saratoga will host an evening with comedian Robert Cait on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at its Chabad House, 130 Circular St., as part of the Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival. “Cait’s brilliant Jewish stand-up comedy has earned him the title, “George Carlin with a kippah,” according to Raizel Rubin, codirector of Saratoga Chabad. She added, “With one wonderful exception, […]
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  • Lecture on finding meaning in life set for Colonie library

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    ALBANY- Rabbi Yossi Paltiel will lecture on “Toward A Meaningful Life” on Monday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany. Paltiel is a teacher at the Rabbinical College of Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch and Machon L’Yahadus Women’s Institute in Brooklyn. Thousands of his audio classes may be found at www.insidechassidus.org and www.theyeshiva.net, according to Rabbi Mordechai and Chana […]
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  • Jewish contributions to the Adirondacks to be topic at Nassau Synagogue on Aug. 19

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    NASSAU–The Nassau Synagogue and Jewish Community Center will present a free program at the synagogue entitled, “Adirondack Jews – Community and Contribution” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, at 12 Albany Ave. (Route 20), Nassau. The featured speaker will be Diane O’Connor, managing director, Ticonderoga Historical Society. She will focus on Jewish migration into the Adirondacks, Jews who lived […]
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  • Book Mavens to discuss Playing With Matches 

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2019
    ALBANY–The Albany Jewish Community Center will hold a Book Mavens session, which is open to the community, on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Albany JCC’s Massry Senior Center, 340 Whitehall Rd. Rabbi Beverly Magidson, director of chaplaincy services for Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, will review Playing With Matches by Suri Rosen. This novel is about matchmaking in […]
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  • Klezmer, kosher food to be featured at Clifton Park Chabad program

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2019
    CLIFTON PARK–Clifton Park Chabad will host its sixth annual Klezmer & Kosher Festival at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. The program is part of the Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival. Attendees will be invited to sample a variety of local kosher foods including Shmaltz Beers, wines, cheeses, and maple and apple products. Klezmer melodies […]
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  • Emmy nominations include Jews in TV industry

    By jwadmin on July 25, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – It’s Emmy season again and Jews in the TV industry have plenty of reason to celebrate. Here’s a roundup of the Jewish picks on the list. Winners will be announced on Sept. 22 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which follows the life of feisty comedian Midge Maisel from the […]
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  • ‘Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People’ showing at Shaara Tfille; Panel to discuss

    By jwadmin on July 24, 2019
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–Congregation Shaara Tfille/The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs will present the documentary “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People” on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m.  It will be held at the synagogue, 84 Weibel Ave. as part of the 2019 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival. Pulitzer, (1847 – 1911), a newspaper publisher, who also served briefly as a Democratic Party congressman […]
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  • Beth Emeth Shabbat dinner to include discussion on Reform’s traditions with Cantor Schechtman

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    ALBANY–The Congregation Beth Emeth Renaissance Group will host a Shabbat dinner and learning session focused on “Weddings and Funerals & Everything in Between” on Friday, July 26, at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The evening will begin with a Shabbat service at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and an education program on Jewish lifecycle events. Cantor […]
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  • Beth Tephilah to start Jewish Lodge; dinner get-togethers to be offered

    By jwadmin on July 10, 2019
    TROY–Congregation Beth Tephilah will start the Menchlik Order of the Chill and Shmooze Jewish Lodge on Sunday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 82 River St., Troy. Lodge programs will be held twice a month and be open to the entire Jewish community. Each meeting will have a theme and a vegan dinner buffet will be available. Storytelling will […]
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