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Awards and Honors

  • MyLife: Chassidus essay contest adds creativity track

    By jwadmin on February 5, 2020
    The Meaningful Life Center has announced its 6th annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest, The original essay competition challenging applicants to address a practical life issue using the teachings of Torah and Chassidus will this year be joined by the new “MyLife Creative” track. The beta track invites contestants to submit an artistic rendering of a Chasidic idea for a […]
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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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  • Hebrew Academy students show variety of talents at school talent show

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2020
    ALBANY– Students at the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District (HACD) recently got a chance in the spotlight at the school’s third annual talent show. Twenty students, from first-graders to eighth-graders, took part, showcasing their talents to their families, friends, and fellow students. Event organizer and HACD parent Martha Moscowitz got the afternoon started by leading the crowd in the […]
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  • Golden Globes 2020: A few Jewish moments

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2020
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY(JTA) — As always, the Golden Globes was a coming together of some of Hollywood’s biggest Jewish talents. There weren’t many Jewish award winners at the glitzy ceremony on Sunday night, Jan. 5, but here are our favorite Jewish moments from one of the industry’s biggest nights of the year. Quentin Tarantino spoke Hebrew to […]
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  • Jewish director Sam Mendes wins two Golden Globes for World War I film ‘1917’

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2020
    (JNS) – Jewish director Sam Mendes won big at the 77th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night in Los Angeles, taking home two honors for his World War I epic “1917.” After Mendes won the award for Best Director—beating out Bong Joon-ho, Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino—his film went on to beat “Joker,” “Marriage Story,” “The Two Popes” […]
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  • Hila Schlakman finishes daily Talmud learning cycle, may be youngest woman to do so

    By jwadmin on January 8, 2020
    (JNS) – As hundreds of thousands of Jews worldwide celebrate the completion of the seven-and-a-half-year-long cycle of daily Talmud study—and as women for the first time in history held their own celebration in Jerusalem—one 17-year-old is believed to be the youngest woman to ever mark this achievement. Hila Schlakman of Efrat, a senior at Ohr Torah Stone’s Neveh Channah High […]
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  • Veterans honored at Beth Shalom

    By jwadmin on November 27, 2019
    A program to honor veterans was held at Beth Shalom Synagogue in Clifton Park on Nov. 10. Major Shawn Tabankin, who served in recent combat tours, and is currently on active duty for the NY Army National Guard, spoke of his experiences. Veterans pictured from left are Stan Simkins, Larry Sugarman, Mark Cury, Manny Safer, Steve Gellman, Major Shawn Tabankin, […]
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  • Schenectady Center slates Community Service Awards Gala

    By jwadmin on November 27, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–On Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., the Schenectady JCC (SJCC) will host the 9th Annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards Gala at the Robert and Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady JCC on the Golub Family Campus, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. For the past eight years, Center has recognized outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses for  service in the community of Niskayuna […]
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