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  • Hebrew Academy Of The Capital District lists 2020 science fair

    By jwadmin on February 5, 2020
    The Hebrew Academy of the Capital District will hold its annual science fair on Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. at the school, located at 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The science fair, held annually for over 20 years, encourages students to test theories and offer projects to demonstrate their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) knowledge, according to school administrators. […]
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  • 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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  • Albany JCC announces deadline for applications for Applebaum/Bellin scholarships

    By jwadmin on December 18, 2019
    ALBANY–The application deadline for the Herbert A. Applebaum scholarship for male high school seniors, and the Lenore Bellin scholarship for female high school seniors is Friday, Dec. 20. The $500 scholarships will be awarded to students who have established leadership in an Albany Jewish youth organization, and involvement with the Albany Jewish Community Center (AJCC), congregation, school and/or community. Applebaum […]
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  • Get out your crystal ball! Take the 5780 Jewish pundit quiz

    By jwadmin on September 25, 2019
    Join the editor of JNS in guessing what will happen in the New Year … By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – The year 5779 brought tragedy and great sorrow to the Jewish community as the Pittsburgh and Poway synagogue shootings by white supremacists represented the worst instances of violent anti-Semitism in American history. The month of January also brought two […]
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  • Mideast peace writing competition offered by Green Olive Collective

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    The Green Olive Collective, a traveling collective, has launched a writing competition. Anyone who has visited Israel-Palestine is invited to submit a personal peace proposal or reflections from a recent journey. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three articles. The writing competition may provide a platform for anyone who may have had an eye-opening experience or who may have some creative […]
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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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  • Public Access TV lists broadcast schedule for the local Holocaust Essay Contest award ceremony 

    By jwadmin on July 10, 2019
    The 2019 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest award ceremony  which was held in early June will be broadcast on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 a.m. on the Public Access channel (Spectrum ch. 1301 and FiOS ch. 36), and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. on the Arts and Education Channel (Spectrum 1302 and FiOS ch. 37), according to Bob […]
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  • High school student with local ties wins John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest 

    By jwadmin on June 18, 2019
    Elazar Cramer, a senior at The Maimonides School in Brookline, Mass., and a grandson of Ann and Sidney Cramer of Niskayuna, has been named the winner of the John F. Kennedy Library’s “2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest.” Cramer was one of 2,515 students from 50 states and three countries who entered the contest, which was established to help high school […]
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  • Student winners of the B’nai B’rith Holocaust Essay Contest to be noted on June 5

    By jwadmin on May 29, 2019
    Holocaust Essay Contest Chairperson Bob Michaels has announced that results for the 2019 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest. Winning students will read their essays and receive cash prizes and certificates of achievement at the award ceremony slated for Wednesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the community room of the Jewish Federation’s Golub Center at 184 Washington Avenue Extension in […]
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  • 20 local young athletes attend Junior Maccabi Games in Philadelphia

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady and Albany Jewish Community Centers teamed up to send 20 athletes, coaches and delegation heads to participate in at the Mid-Atlantic Mini and Junior Maccabi Games in Philadelphia on May 5 at the Kaiserman JCC. Athletes ages 9-12 years old tested their skills in swimming, soccer and basketball at the one-day Olympic-style sporting competition. Overall, 925 athletes […]
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