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  • Garden Shabbat Social slated for Bethlehem Chabad on Aug. 16, Tu’B’Av

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    ALBANY–Bethlehem Chabad will host a Garden Shabbat Social on Friday, Aug. 16, beginning at 7 p.m.  Those attending the dinner at the home of Rabbi Zalman and Chanie Simon, 493 Delaware Ave., Delmar, will be offered cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and artisan challah during “happy hour, holy hour.” A Shabbat dinner buffet under the stars will follow. Chanie Simon, Bethlehem Chabad […]
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  • Rosh Hashanah Publishing Schedule

    By jwadmin on August 13, 2019
    The Jewish World’s Oct. 3 issue will be moved, because of Rosh Hashanah, to Oct. 10. News and ads will be due by Sept. 27 and layout will be on Oct. 2-3-4, with printing and mailing on Oct. 7. All other dates will remain as scheduled. Jewish World dates for the rest of 2019: Aug. 22 Sept 5, 19   19  […]
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  • Barbecue competition nets $11,000 for the hungry

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2019
    ALBANY–Eleven thousand dollars was raised for the Shalom Food Pantry at the June “Battle of the BBQ,” a fund-raiser barbecue completion, according to Shalom Pantry Program Director Chanie Simon. She explained the need for funds indicating that the pantry provides food to local financially struggling individuals and families. Every month, the food pantry distributes 1,000 pounds of food to more […]
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  • Tisha B’Av 101: Connecting the dots of Jewish memory

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2019
    By DEBORAH FINEBLUM (JNS) – Memory and imagination: The two keys that unlock the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av. In fact Tisha B’Av, a holiday many Jews seem unfamiliar with, is all about memory, the collective memory of the Jewish people, as much a family as it is a religion. But to tap into the Jewish collective memory bank, we […]
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  • Deli dinner in Hudson set for Aug. 18

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2019
    HUDSON–Congregation Anshe Emeth has announced that a “New York” style kosher deli dinner will be held at the synagogue, 240 Joslen Blvd. Hudson, on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. A variety of sandwich choices and sides and dessert and beverages will be offered. Cost will be $25 per person and reservations are requested by Aug.13. Information may be obtained […]
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  • Beth Tephilah’s Chill and Shmooze  Jewish Lodge to meet on Aug. 4; Temple incense to be topic

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    TROY–Congregation Beth Tephilah  has announced the second gathering of the Menchlik Order of the Chill and Shmooze Jewish Lodge on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 82 River St., Troy. “The Mystique Of The Incense Offering In The Jerusalem Temple” will be the theme. Re-enactments of the incense offering will be attempted and the secrets of the offerings […]
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  • Two Israeli emissaries join Schenectady Center’s summer camp program

    By jwadmin on July 24, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– Israeli emisaries, Dvir Gvilli and Gai Bouzaglo, are working with Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) campers and staying with Center members as they share their culture and experiences as Israelis. Gvilli is a 20-year-old from Rishon LeTsiyon and is participating in his first summer camp experience at the SJCC. He has a brother Kobi, 26, and sister Shiran, 30. […]
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  • Stein lecture lunch series at AJCC concludes

    By jwadmin on July 24, 2019
    The Albany Jewish Community Center concluded the 2019 Jules and Paula Stein Live and Learn Lecture Lunch Series on July 11 with a presentation by Rabbi Daniel Judson based on his book: Pennies for Heaven:  The History of American Synagogues and Money. Pictured from left, Myra Rynderman, Ed Sossner and Davey LeBoyer.
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  • Three named to board of Congregation Ohav Shalom

    By jwadmin on July 24, 2019
    ALBANY–Congregation Ohav Shalom, a Conservative egalitarian congregation in Albany, has announced three new members to its board of trustees, Joining the board of trustees this year are Joshua Cantor-Stone, Joshua Schulman-Marcus and Jessica Tannenbaum-Rosen. “All three of our newest board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table,” said Judy Avner, Ohav Shalom’s […]
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  • Congregation Agudat Achim Announces New Spiritual Leader

    By jwadmin on July 24, 2019
    Niskayuna, NY – Congregation Agudat Achim in Niskayuna is excited to announce the appointment of Rabbi Rafi Spitzer as its new spiritual leader commencing on August 1.  Rabbi Spitzer, who grew up in Sharon, MA, was ordained as a rabbi and teacher by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.  In addition to ordination, he earned a Masters of Arts degree […]
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