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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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  • Congregation Beth Emeth to host annual Union Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 26; Deb Riitano to speak

    By jwadmin on November 20, 2019
    ALBANY– Congregation Beth Emeth will host the annual Union Thanksgiving Service at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd. The service, which is open to the community, is a tradition that connects Congregation Beth Emeth, Trinity Methodist Church, The First Unitarian Society of Albany and Westminster Presbyterian Church. Clergy from the participating congregations will have […]
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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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  • Obituary: David Daniel Coplon

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2019
    A memorial service for David D. Coplon will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Avenue, Schenectady. David, 93, a math whiz and retailer who found his true calling in the pursuit of social justice, died on October 11 in Brooklyn, New York. Before moving there in 2012, he’d spent almost his […]
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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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  • 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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