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  • 14 local teens bring home 12 Maccabi medals from Detroit

    By jwadmin on October 9, 2019
    The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers in August sent 12 athletes and two artists as a joint delegation to the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Detroit, Mich. The teens accomplished 12 medals (2 gold, 3 silver, and 7 bronze). The Games and Arts Fest began with opening ceremonies at the Little Caesar’s Arena with a Parade […]
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  • JFS hires Jane Berger Ginsburg as president and chief executive officer

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2019
    Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York (JFS) has hired Jane Ginsburg as president and chief executive officer. Ginsburg brings a breadth of experience and expertise to JFS expertise, including policy and public affairs, strategic planning, grant management, and development, according to Scott Hollander, JFS Board chairman. Most recently, she was the executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York […]
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  • Del B. Salmon named president of the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center Board

    By jwadmin on September 11, 2019
    ALBANY– Daughters of Sarah Senior Community, has announced the election of Del B. Salmon as president of its nursing center board of directors. Salmon, an elder law attorney, has served on the board for several years, as past president of the Daughters of Sarah Housing Company d/b/a The Massry Residence, and as chairman of the Daughters of Sarah Senior Community […]
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  • Pipers set Pancreatic Cancer walk on Sept. 15 to benefit research foundation

    By jwadmin on September 4, 2019
    DELMAR–Neil and Shari Piper with a committee have organized the 16th annual Capital District Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation on Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Elm Avenue Town Park in Delmar. Registration for the walk begins at 8 a.m. Walk begins at 10:15 a.m. The goal of this annual walk is to raise awareness, and to […]
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  • Beth Emeth to hold Welcome Back Shabbat on Sept 6: New rabbinic intern to be introduced

    By jwadmin on August 28, 2019
    ALBANY– Congregation Beth Emeth will hold its annual fall Welcome Back Shabbat Unplugged Service and Dinner on Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The congregation will also welcome its new rabbinic intern Alexandra Stein that evening. The evening will begin with a pre-neg nosh at 5 p.m., followed by a 5:30 […]
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  • The Schenectady Jewish Community Center lists film festival’s titles, dates

    By jwadmin on August 21, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady Jewish Film Festival, eight films that will be screened at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center between the months of September and May will begin on Sept. 15. Each film will also be accompanied by a discussion usually at a Saturday evening showing and films will be shown at the Center, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Saturday evening screenings […]
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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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