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Arts & Culture

  • Beth Emeth Sisterhood lists two pre-Shabbat video conferences

    By jwadmin on February 26, 2020
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany will soon feature two more segments of its “Sisterhood Shabbat is Calling” program. The  program, which allows anyone in the community to connect to a 30-minute ‘live’ online video conference from home, touches on a variety of topics related to Judaism with different guest speakers. Upcoming programs will be held on Thursdays, March 5 and […]
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  • The Jews of Suriname (1651-1825) to be focus of annual Colonie Jewish lecture

    By jwadmin on February 19, 2020
    ALBANY–The Colonie Jewish Community Association annual lecture is slated for Tuesday, March 3, at 7 pm. at the William K. Sanford Library (Colonie Library) 629, Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville. Speaker, Dr. Aviva Ben-Ur, will present on “Being Jewish in a Slave Society: The Case of Early Modern Suriname.” The program, free and open to the public, begins with refreshments at 6:30 p.m.  Ben-Ur is professor […]
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  • Taika Waititi’s big win & 5 other Jewish moments from the 2020 Oscars

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2020
    BY EMILY BURACK NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – When Adam Sandler was shut out of this year’s Academy Award nominations for “Uncut Gems,” the Oscars lost out on the chance to have an acceptance speech as hilarious as the one Sandler delivered at the Independent Film Spirit Awards. But this year’s Oscars had some pretty wonderful Jewish moments nonetheless. Here’s […]
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  • SJCC to present ‘Shoelaces’ with a discussion led by The Alternative Living Group, Inc.

    By jwadmin on February 12, 2020
    SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) will present the film “Shoelaces” to note Jewish Disability Awareness Month and as part of its annual Jewish Film Festival on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Schenectady Center. Following the first presentation of the film on Saturday, people from The Alternative Living […]
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  • Israeli Folk Dancing

    By jwadmin on February 12, 2020
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– Sharona Wachs will lead and teach new and old expressions of Israeli folk dance during the Saratoga Jewish Community Arts (SJCA) Israeli Folk Dancing program on Sunday, Feb. 16. The 7 p.m. program will be at the Falstaff building on the Skidmore Campus in Saratoga Springs. According to organizers, Jews have a long dance history. The Bible and […]
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  • Kirk Douglas, iconic movie star who reconnected to Judaism later in life, dies at 103

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2020
    By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Kirk Douglas, the  actor who portrayed legions of tough guys and embraced his Jewish heritage later in life, died at his home in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, Feb. 5, He was 103. Over a career that spanned 87 films — including 73 big screen features and 14 on television — the blond, blue-eyed […]
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  • French comedy of disguises, mistaken identities set for B’nai Sholom on Feb. 15

    By jwadmin on February 5, 2020
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom in Albany will present a screening of “The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob,” a French comedy of frantic disguises and mistaken identities on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. B’nai Sholom is located at 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Directed and written by Gérard Oury, the film stars Louis de Funès as a bigoted businessman who, through a bizarre […]
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  • Beth Tephilah slates Inquisition-themed drama game for adults

    By jwadmin on February 5, 2020
    TROY– “Escape From The Inquisition,” an adventure game, is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, at Beth Tephilah Synagogue, 82 River St., Troy at 7:30 p.m. Adults in the community are welcome to attend. Teams of five will work together, each with a special function, to help various Jews get out of Portugal at the time of the Inquisition. “This game […]
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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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