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  • Colonie Chabad lists Pre Shavuot concert program

    By jwadmin on May 20, 2020
    ALBANY– A preShavuot program featuring Rabbi Moshe Bitton has been organized by the Chai Chabad Jewish Center of Colonie for Wednesday, May 27, at 5:30 p.m. The interactive Zoom concert and discussion is open to the community, according to Rabbi Mordechai Rubin, codirector of the Chabad Center. Bitton was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He has lived in Israel and served […]
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  • Ne’imah’s annual concert postponed

    By jwadmin on May 20, 2020
    ALBANY–Sherry Kearns, president of the Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus, has announced the postponement of its 28th annual spring concert that was to be held on Sunday, May 31, at the Massry Center for the Arts, with guest artist, Cantor Shira Ginsburg of NYC.  Given the current situation with COVID-19, and, in consideration of the health and of membership, musicians and […]
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  • Colonie Chabad to note Lag B’Omer with cello concert

    By jwadmin on May 6, 2020
    ALBANY– As gathering together physically is not an option this year, the holiday of Lag B’Omer will be noted by the Colonie Chabad Jewish Center with a zoomed Lag B’Omer event. Guest cellist Sholom Eagle of Toronto, Canada will perform on the holiday, Tuesday, May 12, at 6 p.m. Eagle started playing cello at the age of five. Beginning with classical […]
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  • Meet the dad bringing Jews stuck at home the sounds of Torah — set to children’s books

    By jwadmin on April 22, 2020
    By SHIRA HANAU NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Simmy Cohen has hardly read from the Torah since his bar mitzvah. When he’s not working at his marketing job from his home in Queens, New York, Cohen spends far more time these days reading children’s books to his 13-month old daughter. But with a spark of comedic genius and perhaps a […]
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  • ‘The Prince of Egypt’ composer on the musical theater adaptation, his career and his family’s Passover tradition

    By jwadmin on April 15, 2020
    By STEVE NORTH NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – “The Prince of Egypt” is having another moment in the desert sun. The 1998 animated film on Moses and the Exodus story has been turned into a recent musical in London. It’s streaming on Hulu. And in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the original movie’s music is getting online love from […]
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  • After 40 years, Lionel Richie gives first concert in Israel

    By jwadmin on March 13, 2020
    (JNS) – American singer Lionel Richie performed his first concert in Israel recently at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena. The “All Night Long” singer, who began his 90-minute show an hour-and-a-half earlier than originally announced to avoid a conflict with Israel’s third election day in a year, told the audience that he was happy to finally be in Israel. “My […]
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  • Jewish led Vampire Weekend receives Grammy Award

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2020
    By EMILY BURACK NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The 2020 Grammys were overshadowed by the tragic news of the deaths of Kobe Bryant and eight others — including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna — in a helicopter crash earlier on Sunday. But despite the somber mood, the show went on. The Jewish highlight came when Vampire Weekend, led by Jewish rocker […]
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  • Josh Sussman to play Chasidic music in violin concert

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2020
    ALBANY–Rabbi Mordechai and Chana Rubin, co-directors of the Colonie Chabad Jewish Center have announced a free concert of Chasidic melodies as a tribute to the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher rebbe. Josh Sussman, violinist, will make a presentation entitled, “Soul Songs,” on Monday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. The program will be held at the first New Federal Credit […]
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  • Jewish acapella group Six13 releases Star Wars Chanukah

    By jwadmin on December 19, 2019
    The Jewish acapella group Six13, recently released Star Wars Chanukah,” which celebrates the Festival of Lights and the release of “The Rise of Skywalker” movie. Six13  has indicated that it is  driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage through music. Check out the new video here: https://youtu.be/qRGlpowJQeM    
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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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