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  • Experts at The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute offer “Coffee Break”

    By jwadmin on May 6, 2020
    NEW YORK CITY – You’ve completed your New York City skyline jigsaw puzzle twice, binge-watched your favorite shows, and baking banana bread has lost its appeal. What do you do next? You could take a “Coffee Break.” With help from the experts at The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History, you can uncover your […]
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  • Weizmann Institute Of Science launches learning website for students, parents, teachers

    By jwadmin on April 29, 2020
    REHOVOT, Israel – In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Davidson Institute of Science Education, the educational arm of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, has launched a new online learning website, Stuck at Home? The site offers a suite of digital science activities to assist parents and teachers in keeping students on track while schools remain closed. As families, children, and […]
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  • Capital Chabad plans Zoom program on Jewish life during Covid 19; Rabbi Shais Taub to discuss

    By jwadmin on April 29, 2020
    The Chabad Centers of the Capital District, invite the community to a lecture on Zoom on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. Topic will be  “Jewish Life in the Age of Corona” with Rabbi Shais Taub, guest scholar. Taub has delivered lectures and classes on six continents, writes a weekly advice column that is featured in Ami Magazine, and is the author of the […]
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  • Beth Emeth offers remote get-togethers during time of social distancing

    By jwadmin on April 29, 2020
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany has announced several computer remote events over the next two weeks to offer opportunities for members of the Jewish community to engage in activities and socialize from afar. A session of guided meditation with Rabbinic Intern Alexandra Stein will be offered online from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Another opportunity for self-care […]
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  • 5 flours that may change your Passover desserts

    By jwadmin on April 1, 2020
    BY EMILY PASTER This story originally appeared on The Nosher. On Passover, Jews are prohibited from consuming any foods made with five familiar grains: wheat, oats, rye, spelt (which is actually just an ancient form of wheat) and barley. These grains are considered chametz because of their ability to ferment and rise. The only exception to this rule is, of […]
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  • Pesach basics: ‘Alef-bet’ on how to prep a seder at home

    By jwadmin on April 1, 2020
    By JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – The Jewish holiday of Passover—the celebration of Jewish freedom—is traditionally spent with family and friends. But with the coronavirus curtailing travel plans and social interactions, many are facing the prospect of celebrating Passover alone. “It is vital for everyone to have their own Passover seder,” Rabbi Mendy Cohen at Chabad of the Main Line in […]
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  • Four Ways to Invest More Confidently in a Volatile Market

    By jwadmin on April 1, 2020
    When financial markets fluctuate, even the calmest investors can start to question their financial strategies. But volatile markets can present opportunities, says Tracie McMillion, head of global asset allocation strategy for Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII). “Financial markets are frequently volatile—that’s their nature,” she says. “Over longer periods of time, that volatility can add up to attractive portfolio growth.” McMillion […]
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  • Can Liberals Confront Anti-Semitism?

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2020
    In the 1990s, the great scholar and intellectual Ruth Wisse wrote a book questioning whether the liberal political tradition could withstand new forms of hostility to Israel, Jewish values, and Jewish continuity. The Tikvah Fund has invited her to revisit some of these arguments in a March 31 webcast, delivered via Zoom from Professor Wisse’s home in NYC. As she […]
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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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  • Israeli doctors offer online advice to those quarantined

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2020
    (JNS) – Israeli doctors are giving webinars to quarantined COVID-19 patients in China and elsewhere in a project organized by Innonation, an Israeli innovation platform for international collaboration. Innonation is working with 100 volunteering Israeli doctors to provide a series of interactive video broadcasts on various medical areas related to the coronavirus, including children; how to maintain proper hygiene and […]
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