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  • Beth Emeth’s TRG slates two musical Shabbat events

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    ALBANY–Music lovers may mark their August calendars for two events sponsored by The Renaissance Group of Congregation Beth Emeth—a ‘String Quartet Shabbat’ on Friday, Aug. 16, and ‘Torah at Tanglewood’ on Saturday, Aug 24. The ‘String Quartet Shabbat and Dinner’ will be held on Aug. 16 at the synagogue, 100  Academy Rd., Albany. The evening will feature a concert with […]
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  • JWV helps bring home the body of a sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2019
    By RICHARD GOLDENBERG, Commander, JWV Capital District Council ALBANY– The Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Capital District Council joined with family, community and a Navy Honor Guard to bring home the remains of a Jewish American sailor originally from Albany, who had been killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago. Navy Ensign Charles Stern, Jr., 26, was killed […]
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  • Albany congregations join interfaith effort to build playground for refugees

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    By SUSAN WOLLNER The laughter of the children and the smiles on their faces as they climbed onto the new playground built by a team of interfaith, community partners for the Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE) in Albany, was a “feel good” moment for the adults at the July 11 dedication and ribbon cutting. The dedication of […]
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  • Congregation Agudat Achim Announces New Spiritual Leader

    By jwadmin on July 24, 2019
    Niskayuna, NY – Congregation Agudat Achim in Niskayuna is excited to announce the appointment of Rabbi Rafi Spitzer as its new spiritual leader commencing on August 1.  Rabbi Spitzer, who grew up in Sharon, MA, was ordained as a rabbi and teacher by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.  In addition to ordination, he earned a Masters of Arts degree […]
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  • Beth Emeth Shabbat dinner to include discussion on Reform’s traditions with Cantor Schechtman

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    ALBANY–The Congregation Beth Emeth Renaissance Group will host a Shabbat dinner and learning session focused on “Weddings and Funerals & Everything in Between” on Friday, July 26, at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The evening will begin with a Shabbat service at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and an education program on Jewish lifecycle events. Cantor […]
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  • Capital Region shows support for JNF’s work in southern Israel

    By jwadmin on July 10, 2019
    ALBANY–One hundred and fifty people gathered early on the morning of May 20 at the Albany Marriott for the Jewish National Fund’s Breakfast for Israel. The event co-chairpersons were Lauren Iselin and Alan Lobel. Life in Israel’s Negev Desert was the main focus, but an overview of JNF efforts in the last year was also presented. Tania Pons Allon, who […]
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  • Jewish Federation names David Siegfeld board chairman at annual meeting

    By jwadmin on June 26, 2019
    ALBANY– David E. Siegfeld, a partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, was installed as chairman of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York’s board of directors at its annual meeting on June 13. Siegfeld has served on the board for eight years. The mission of Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York is to build and maintain a strong and […]
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  • Colonie Chai slates celebration of Torah saved from Gomel, Belarus

    By jwadmin on June 18, 2019
    ALBANY– Colonie Chabad Chai Jewish Center is celebrating and restoring a 100-year old Torah saved from Gomel, Belarus. A dinner celebration/dedication has been set for the main meeting room at the Crossings of Colonie Park, 580 Albany Shaker Rd., on Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. The program is open to the community. In 1989, after years of living under […]
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  • Residents from The Massry share thoughts on resident-led interest groups at assisted living conference

    By jwadmin on June 12, 2019
    The Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL) recently held its multi-day annual conference in Saratoga Springs . A panel of five residents from The Massry Residence at Daughters of Sarah spoke to more than 150 professional staff about the impact resident-driven activities and programs can have in assisted living communities. The five panelists included: Diane Koenig, Irene Selchick, Dr. […]
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  • Rabbi Eleanor Pearlman of Temple Gates of Heaven is retiring

    By jwadmin on May 29, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will honor Rabbi Eleanor Beth Ginsburg Pearlman, who will be retiring from her active rabbinate and will be given the title of “Adjunct Rabbi Emeritus.” She will preach at a farewell Shabbat service on Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. and a brunch will be held in her honor at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady […]
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