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  • Want 10 free trees?

    By jwadmin on February 5, 2020
    Anyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February will receive 10 free Norway spruce trees or free redbud trees to plant. The free trees are part of the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. “The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees […]
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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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  • Beth Emeth plans several February social programs

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2020
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany has several social programs on its calendar over the next few weeks. The temple is located at 100 Academy Rd., Albany. A ‘Sisterhood Night Out’ is planned for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30. It will be held at Bellini’s Restaurant, 1365 New Scotland Rd., Slingerlands. Those planning to attend the dinner outing are asked […]
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  • SJCC to feature exhibit of emigrants’ items

    By jwadmin on January 22, 2020
    SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) is seeking items to display in its February art exhibit. The theme for the exhibit will be “What They Brought With Them” and will feature items that have been brought to the United States by people and families from their native countries. The deadline to submit items for the exhibit is Friday, […]
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  • Breakfast with Schenectady County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich slated for Temple Gates

    By jwadmin on January 22, 2020
    SCHENECTADY – The Congregation Gates of Heaven (CGOH) Brotherhood will host at its Sunday, Feb. 9, Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program Michelle Ostrelich, congregant. Ostelich is a Schenectady County legislator, representing District 3-Niskayuna, Scotia and Glenville. Her topic will be “Building Community from Volunteer Engagement to Political Activism.” The monthly breakfast program is held at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave. in Schenectady and […]
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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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  • Prof. Sarah Rogerson to speak at ML King, Jr. community Shabbat soup dinner program

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2020
    SCHENECTADY–Each January Congregation Gates of Heaven commemorates the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an annual community Shabbat event, which will be held this year on Friday, Jan. 24, at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Prof. Sarah Rogerson, director of the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School will be the guest speaker. The […]
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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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