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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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  • Comics will be the topic for Rob Kovach at Jan 12 breakfast at Gates of Heaven

    By jwadmin on January 8, 2020
    SCHENECTADY–The Congregation Gates of Heaven (CGOH) Brotherhood will have its next monthly breakfast and speaker program on Sunday, Jan. 12. Rob Kovach will make a presentation on “Jewish Influence on the Comic Book Industry.” Kovach will discuss the early years of the comic book industry—an industry started by Jews— and share details about Jewish writers and artists who created 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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  • Remembering the Pittsburgh 11 with a unity and pride dinner

    By jwadmin on November 27, 2019
    By Rabbi Mordechai Rubin “It was Rosh Hashanah day, as we walked back from services at the banquet hall of the Loudonville Firehouse, we turned to each other and asked, what can we do to properly to mark the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting? We dreamed of getting together with the community for a beautiful Shabbat dinner, but was such a thing […]
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  • 200 help with tikkun olam on COGH’s  22nd annual mitzvah day

    By jwadmin on November 13, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– Congregation Gates of Heaven (CGOH) recently held its 22nd annual mitzvah day. Two hundred members of the congregation volunteered at agencies throughout the area and helped out at the temple.  The day began with a blessing from Rabbi Matt Cutler, followed by a lunch at the temple. After lunch, the volunteer teams headed off to their assigned agencies. Congregants […]
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  • Brodskys race in recent area marathon; goal to raise AIDs awareness!

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2019
    Richard Brodsky, right, and his wife of 39 years, Jodi Brodsky of Atlantic Beach, N.Y., finished the recent Mohawk Hudson Marathon in a time of 4:32:45 and 3:49:41. Richard finished 4th in his age group and Jodi finished 1st in hers.  It was his 66th marathon. Richard Brodsky was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1997 and in 2002, he had a seizure […]
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