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Welcome to the Schenectady JCC!

The Schenectady JCC has a long history of serving people just like you. For more than 90 years, the JCC has inspired people to live healthier, more active lives, motivated individuals to pursue & expand their interests, & worked with youth to develop skills & build self esteem. Regardless of your age, faith & background, you’re welcome here. So please, explore our website & stop by for a tour of the Schenectady JCC. We look forward to serving you.

The JCC of Schenectady presented on Sunday, October 19th its second annual Capital Capabilities Festival, a family friendly event celebrating the artistic talents of individuals with developmental and other disabilities.

The Capital Region embraced five new state lawmakers last year, four members of the state Assembly and one state senator. All are completing their first term. Only one is Jewish and that is Assemblyman Phil Steck (D – Colonie,  Niskayuna, Schenectady).

Steck moved his allegiance and synagogue affiliation from Albany-based Congregation Beth Emeth to Schenectady-based Congregation Gates of Heaven. Steck’s children, Alexandra, 18, and Aaron 15, became a bar and bat mitzvah at Beth Emeth.

Fabric Art, a new exhibit by Peg Foley will be on display in the Farber/Miness Gallery at the JCC of Schenectady from December 2nd through January 31st, 2014. An art reception will be held on Thursday, December 12,
The JCC Jewish Film Festival will present The Camera Obscura, its third film in the film series, on Saturday, December 7th, 7:30 PM. The Argentinian film (2008) is 86 minute long in Spanish and Yiddish with English
“Halleli: I Will Sing Praise,” join singer and Cantorial soloist Leah Wolff-Pellingra in an afternoon of soulful Jewish music, including traditional melodies, contemporary settings and original compositions.

·         An exhibit of Dreidels (svivonim), in conjunction with the Hanukkah Holiday, will be held in the Finkle Display Case at the JCC of Schenectady. The exhibit includes over twenty dreidels borrowed from community members and gift shops of congregations Gates of Haven and Agudat Achim. The dreidels displayed present a wide variety of materials and styles. From a contemporary dreidel made of chenille by artist Ginger Ertz of Niskayuna, to dreidels made of wood, metal, glass, inlaid and carved wood, ceramic, and fused enamel.  The exhibit will continue until the end of December. 

· “Israel Wall” a new program at the JCC of Schenectady will offer changing displays on Israeli topics, including food, culture, agriculture, and achievements in technology and medicine. New
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