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  • Israeli Folk Dancing

    By jwadmin on February 12, 2020
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– Sharona Wachs will lead and teach new and old expressions of Israeli folk dance during the Saratoga Jewish Community Arts (SJCA) Israeli Folk Dancing program on Sunday, Feb. 16. The 7 p.m. program will be at the Falstaff building on the Skidmore Campus in Saratoga Springs. According to organizers, Jews have a long dance history. The Bible and […]
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  • Tu B’Shevat: Time to plant a tree or two!

    By jwadmin on February 5, 2020
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO “See to it that you do not spoil and destroy My world; for if you do, there will be no one else to repair it” (Midrash Kohelet Rabbah, 1 on Ecclesiastes 7:13) Would you like to celebrate Tu B’Shevat( Feb.9-10) in a meaningful way? Plant a tree—or two—or be part of the Trillion Tree Campaign. No matter […]
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  • Hebrew Academy students show variety of talents at school talent show

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2020
    ALBANY– Students at the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District (HACD) recently got a chance in the spotlight at the school’s third annual talent show. Twenty students, from first-graders to eighth-graders, took part, showcasing their talents to their families, friends, and fellow students. Event organizer and HACD parent Martha Moscowitz got the afternoon started by leading the crowd in the […]
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  • The lovingkindness of Fred Rogers: Can it help us with tikkun olam? Going forward with hope

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2020
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO The murder of 11 Jews while they were observing Shabbat occurred in the heart of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The Rev. Fred Rogers and his wife Joanne owned a home and raised their two sons in Squirrel Hill, just two blocks from the Tree of Life Synagogue, the scene of the Oct. 27, 2018, massacre. Who Was Mr. […]
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  • Prof. Sarah Rogerson to speak at ML King, Jr. community Shabbat soup dinner program

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2020
    SCHENECTADY–Each January Congregation Gates of Heaven commemorates the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an annual community Shabbat event, which will be held this year on Friday, Jan. 24, at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Prof. Sarah Rogerson, director of the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School will be the guest speaker. The […]
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  • Interfaith vigil set for Sunday

    By jwadmin on January 1, 2020
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY has announced that an interfaith vigil will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. to express unity against hatred and intolerance. The vigil will be held at Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The community is welcome to attend. The vigil sponsors are the Capital District Board of Rabbis, The Jewish […]
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  • “How to Raise a Mensch”: Parenting advice discussion held at Hebrew Academy

    By jwadmin on December 25, 2019
    ALBANY– How do you raise your child to become a mensch? A recent panel discussion hosted by the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District (HACD) featured Julie Pollack, head of school at HACD; Amie Bloom, director of the Herman and Libbie Michaelson Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel; Claire Greenhill, clinician at Jewish Family Services and counselor at HACD; and […]
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  • Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah, Come light the menorah!

    By jwadmin on December 18, 2019
    A quick look at The Jewish World web calendar reveals a multitude of Chanukah programs and parties coming up for those that want to celebrate! We are sure that there are even more festivities (as not all have shared with us). Call your favorite Jewish institution/organization and check out its plans for noting the miracles. THURSDAY, DEC. 19 Agudat Achim […]
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  • Get out your magnifying glass! Can you spot any of our local Chabad rabbis?

    By jwadmin on December 11, 2019
    Rabbi Israel Rubin, director of the Capital Chabad, recently sent us this story calling attention to the above photo. By Rabbi  ELI FRIEDMAN If there is ever a contest for “World’s Most Misunderstood Photo” the annual class photo of the shluchim (Chabad rabbis) will surely be a finalist. You know the one I’m talking about? About six thousand Shluchim) convene […]
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  • 200 attend annual Kristallnacht commemoration; local faith communities join to express unity

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2019
    The 27th annual Kristallnacht Interfaith Confronting Bigotry Commemoration was held on Nov. 12 noting the  81st anniversary of Kristallnacht. It brought together representatives of many local faith communities to note the memory of those lost in the Holocaust and to share  their unity in combating neo-Nazism and hate and bigotry. More than 200 people attended the program, which also featured the area […]
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