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  • Plenty of kosher for Passover food available, Orthodox Union certification agency says

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2020
    By MARCIE OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The supply chain for kosher for Passover food has not been disrupted by the coronavirus crisis, the Orthodox Union kosher certification agency said. “Despite the long lines and panic shopping taking place at grocery stores around the country, there is an abundance of kosher food available for the upcoming holiday,” both in […]
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  • AJC starts #BeAMensch initiative to promote and encourage kindness

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    (JNS) – The American Jewish Committee  has launched a new initiative called #BeAMensch to encourage and showcase “acts of kindness and decency” during the coronavirus pandemic. Mensch is Yiddish work that means “a person of integrity and honor” or just an overall good person. Each day, the initiative’s website and AJC’s various social-media accounts will feature stories from across America and around the […]
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  • J.W.V. Post 105 notes efforts of Bill Schaaf with Four Chaplains’ Brotherhood Award

    By jwadmin on March 25, 2020
    Members of the Jewish War Veterans (J.W.V.) joined with the First Reformed Church of Schenectady and more than 120 attendees in the church’s Clark Poling Chapel to honor Bill Schaaf of the Patriot Guard Riders as the 55th recipient of the Four Chaplains Brotherhood Award on Sunday, Feb. 23. “Albany Post 105 of the Jewish War Veterans has led the […]
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  • Student scientists share their discoveries at Hebrew Academy Science Fair

    By jwadmin on March 25, 2020
    ALBANY – In February, 150 attended the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District (HACD) annual STEAM Day which was combined with a Tu B’Shevat celebration. Every grade in the school contributed. The youngest grades led interactive activities about the human senses and displayed exhibits about landforms and geology. Students in grades four through eight presented their original research and experiments […]
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  • Nominations for officers is underway at the Jewish Federation

    By jwadmin on March 25, 2020
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York’s annual meeting will take place on Thursday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. at The Golub Center, 184  Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. The nomination process has begun for the purpose of nominating a slate of candidates for the positions of officers and members of the board of directors and the endowment board of governors […]
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  • Gates of Heaven makes changes to upcoming programs

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2020
    SCHENECTADY–Due to the recent outbreak of the pandemic, Congregation Gates of Heaven announces it has made some changes and cancellations of upcoming events. “We know that cancellations are disappointing, but our decisions have been made with an abundance of care for our congregation and community. We are grateful to the medical experts whose leadership has helped us make these difficult […]
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  • Who wrote the Hebrew Bible to be examined at B’nai Sholom in April

    By jwadmin on March 18, 2020
    ALBANY–If the Hebrew Bible is the word of God, why are there inconsistencies and repetitions?  A course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany may provide many of the answers. “Who Wrote the Hebrew Bible? (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Documentary Hypothesis)” will be taught eight Wednesday mornings beginning April 22, 10-11:45 a.m. at B’nai […]
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  • Jewish Family Services of Northeastern NY lists response to community needs

    By jwadmin on March 18, 2020
    By MONICA TAN, JFS Director of Marketing Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Northeastern NY announced late last year that in the coming year, it was going to do more, for more individuals. It is now realizing its vision for 2020— digging deeper into the support, services and resources it provides to respond to the region’s growing needs. Project 5. Area […]
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  • Temple Israel scholarship applications available

    By jwadmin on March 18, 2020
    ALBANY– The Temple Israel Scholarship Committee has announced that scholarship application forms are available for the 2020-21 academic year and for 2020 study and travel.  All those eligible, who are members of Congregation Temple Israel in good standing or the child of a member in good standing, are invited to apply for: • A scholarship related to Judaic-themed study/travel in […]
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  • Protect yourself: Keep away from other people

    By jwadmin on March 16, 2020
    We need testing to know how many are at risk Covid-19 Risks and Risk Management in New York’s Capital Area By Robert A. Michaels, PhD, CEP[1] 15 March 2020 – In our brave new pandemic world, risks of Covid-19 virus infection have skyrocketed.  We missed the opportunity to limit U.S. cases mainly via isolating travelers from China and other hotbeds […]
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