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  • Student essayists review benefits of Holocaust education in annual B’nai B’rith contest

    By Michael Seinberg on July 3, 2020
    Student winners of the 2020 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest were honored at a June 3 zoom award ceremony. Three winning high school and three winning middle school students read their essays and were awarded with cash prizes totaling $1000. Each student also was awarded certificates of achievement from B’nai B’rith, New York State Assembly Member Phil Steck, and U. […]
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  • Nominations for officers is underway at the Jewish Federation

    By Michael Seinberg 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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  • Sharansky, Carr Tell Contest Winners: Even Anti-Semites Exploiting Coronavirus Can Be Defeated

    By Michael Seinberg on March 16, 2020
    (New York) – The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) held the Jewish World’s first digital awards ceremony last night, against the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak. Keynote speakers, the acclaimed human rights advocate Natan Sharansky and Special Envoy Elan Carr discussed anti-Semitic efforts to use coronavirus for spreading anti-Jewish hatred. Around 30,000 watched the online event, after the original event at […]
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  • Beth Tephilah seeks folks ready to solve a 1970 crime: Congregation schedules March 14 mystery game

    By Michael Seinberg on March 11, 2020
    TROY– Congregation Beth Tephilah has announced a mystery game for adults at the synagogue, 82 River St., Troy at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night, March 14. The setting of the mystery event will be in the 1970s in Troy. Beth Tephilah President Leible Morrison emphasized that the ’70s motif will be enhanced with lingo and special clothing. The case involves […]
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  • Hebrew Academy Of The Capital District lists 2020 science fair

    By Michael Seinberg 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 Michael Seinberg 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 Michael Seinberg 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 Michael Seinberg 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 Michael Seinberg 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 Michael Seinberg 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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