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  • Rabbi Marmon selected to lead Congregation Shaara Tfille

    By Editor on September 23, 2020
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs has hired Rabbi Boaz Marmon as its new spiritual leader, Linda Bertrand congregation president, has announced, The new rabbi reports that he was raised in a family of “wandering Jews,” with stops in West Germany, North Carolina, Chicago, Phoenix, San Antonio, southeast England and Nebraska.  The volume of […]
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  • UAE and Bahrain officially ink ties with Israel

    By Editor on September 17, 2020
    (JNS) WASHINGTON – The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed historic agreements at the White House on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to normalize relations with Israel — the first of peace agreement of this type in 26 years. In front of a crowd of about 200 people on the South Lawn, the UAE signed a normalization accord that was verbally agreed […]
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  • Marilyn Shapiro: Being born: The world, ‘The Jewish World,’ and me!

    By Editor on September 15, 2020
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to The Jewish World! And Happy Birthday to the World! It was Labor Day—how fitting!  On Sept. 3, 1950, as my mother’s doctor had a noon golf date, Frances Cohen accommodated his schedule by delivering me a little after 9 a.m. The Jewish World came along 15 years later. Inspired by […]
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  • SJCC Film Festival to present ‘Apples from the Desert;’ Amy Posner to discuss

    By Editor on September 9, 2020
    SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady Jewish Community Center will present the film “Apples from the Desert” to kick off its Virtual Fall Film Festival. The film will be made available online as will a discussion with Amy Posner. The discussion will be held virtually on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The film will be available from Friday, Sept. 11, up […]
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  • This year standing together, but separately! Capital District walk to support pancreatic cancer research slated for Sept. 13

    By Editor on September 2, 2020
    ALBANY– Neil and Shari Piper of Albany have organized the 2020 Lustgarten Foundation’s Albany Capital District Virtual Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Registration for the virtual walk set for Sunday, Sept.13, may be obtained at http://www.lustgarten.org/albanywalk. Due to COVID-19, this year the walk will be held virtually. Registered walkers may participate from wherever they live and walk as individuals or […]
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  • B’nai Sholom course to review the mysteries of the movie ‘Noah’

    By Editor on August 26, 2020
    ALBANY– Armchair archaeologist Steven Stark-Riemer of Delmar will repeat one of his most popular courses at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation entitled “Unlocking ‘Noah’” and will teach it online via Zoom over six Thursdays beginning Sept. 10, 10-11:45 a.m. The course is open to the community. According to organizers of the course, when director Darren Aronofsky’s film “Noah” was released in […]
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  • Beth Emeth plans virtual discussions to prepare for High Holy Days

    By Editor on August 19, 2020
    ALBANY–In preparation for the High Holy Days, Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany will hold a virtual session entitled ‘Hearing the Call of the Shofar: An Elul Meditation & Discussion’ on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cantor Sharon Kohn and Rabbinic Intern Alexandra Stein will lead the short meditation and discussion about what it means to be present […]
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  • Beth Emeth to host conversation about racism

    By Editor on August 11, 2020
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth will host a conversation about racism in 2020 via live stream on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The program titled “Shmooze with Rabbi Shpeen: A Conversation with Marcus Pryor about Racism in Our Community” is open to the general public. Pryor is an Albany native and is a local businessman who is active in many community […]
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  • Saratoga Jewish Community Arts to host online discussion on race relations with analysis of film ‘American Son’

    By Editor on August 7, 2020
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, – Saratoga Jewish Community Arts (SJCA), with Temple Sinai and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, will present an online panel discussion on “American Son,” an adaptation of a Broadway play of the same name, Sunday, Aug.16, at 7 p.m. Those planning to attend the discussion are asked to view the 90 minute film before logging in to […]
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  • Jeremy’s Circle to stream fund-raiser on Aug. 9

    By Editor on August 5, 2020
    Jeremy’s Circle, an organization helping children cope with cancer in their families in Israel  (www.jeremyscircle.org), will hold a virtual Zoom fund-raiser on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m. Co-founder of Jeremy’s Circle, Pamela Becker, widow of Jeremy Coleman for whom the organization is named, will speak on “Meeting Children’s Needs During Pandemic, Novel Approaches in a Trying Time.” The program […]
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