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Arts & Culture

  • Kristallnacht to be noted with interfaith commemoration, and film about ‘Righteous Gentile’

    By jwadmin on November 6, 2019
    Kristallnacht’s 81st anniversary will be noted in this area with an interfaith commemoration, which will include a showing of the film “The Light of Hope” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Page Hall on University at Albany downtown campus, 135 Western Ave., Albany. The commemoration is free and open to the public. “This is the 27th   anniversary […]
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  • Survivor, Carl Rosner, meets with cast of ‘Diary Of Anne Frank’

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2019
    The cast and production team of Classic Theater Guild’s upcoming “Diary of Anne Frank” recently met with Holocaust survivor, Carol Rosner, center front, at Beth Israel Synagogue in Schenectady. For over an hour, 90-year old Niskayuna resident Rosner recounted his experiences before, during and after his internment at age 15 at Buchenwald with his brother. Jesse Braverman, who will be […]
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  • B’nai Sholom to plans Amos Oz focus; Prof. Rozett to lead sessions, film slated

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2019
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will host a several programs to commemorate the brilliance and distinguished career of Amos Oz, one of Israel’s most prolific writers, according to organizers. Oz died in December 2018 at the age of 79.  All events in the series are open to the public. “Amos Oz: Israel’s Storyteller,” a five-week course beginning Wednesday, Nov. 6, […]
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  • Classic Theater Guild producing ‘The Diary Of Anne Frank’ at Beth Israel Synagogue

    By jwadmin on October 23, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– Classic Theater Guild (CTG), is launching its Fall season “The Diary of Anne Frank” at Beth Israel Synagogue, at 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, beginning on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. According to the CTG, “The Diary of Anne Frank” is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge in the 20th century. “Frank’s hopeful spirit and […]
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  • Interview with American-Israeli Author Pamela Becker

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2019
    Memoirs of a False Messiah is Pamela Becker’s debut novel. Originally from New York, she has enjoyed a career as a marketing executive and consultant for several of Israel’s leading technology companies. After she was widowed with three small children, she co-founded and remains the active chairperson of the Israeli charity Jeremy’s Circle, which supports children coping with cancer treatment […]
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  • Becker novel is a triumph of ambiguity

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2019
    Is narrator-protagonist a False Messiah or Not? Pamela Becker of Jerusalem, daughter of Jean and Marty Becker of Loudonville, has written a first novel. Click here for an interview with the author. By JONATHAN WEIL Pamela Becker’s first novel Memoirs of a False Messiah presents a challenge —and a struggle —for the reader —not because of its writing style or […]
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  • Bard College lists new Neusner Memorial Lectures; Moshe Halbertal set as initial lecturer

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2019
    ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON–Bard College will inaugurate the Jacob Neusner Memorial Lectures in Jewish and Religious Studies with lectures by scholar of Jewish studies Moshe Halbertal Oct. 24 and 27 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson and in New York City. “The Biblical Book of Samuel and the Birth of Politics: Two Faces of Political Violence” takes place Thursday, Oct, 24, at 4:45 p.m, in room 102 […]
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  • Half a century hanging out with Bob Dylan

    By jwadmin on October 9, 2019
    By STEPHEN SILVER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jewish summer camp is such a crucial part of the American Jewish experience that many Jewish adults, even in their older age, likely remember the names of many of the kids in their cabins from when they were 11 years old. One of those cabins more than 60 years ago contained a […]
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  • 14 local teens bring home 12 Maccabi medals from Detroit

    By jwadmin on October 9, 2019
    The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers in August sent 12 athletes and two artists as a joint delegation to the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Detroit, Mich. The teens accomplished 12 medals (2 gold, 3 silver, and 7 bronze). The Games and Arts Fest began with opening ceremonies at the Little Caesar’s Arena with a Parade […]
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  • SPAC’s Food Festival this week

    By jwadmin on October 2, 2019
    — Eat, drink, be merry— — And decide now to see more ballet and orchestra By JAMES R. CLEVENSON Though summer is officially over, Saratoga Performing Arts Center is still holding programs— an extended food festival with lectures Oct. 1-3 and of course a big dinner and wine tasting festival Oct. 4-5 and a luncheon Oct. 17. Then there are […]
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