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Published Friday, August 14, 2015
Fun with the sun Rabbi Abraham Kelman, left, and his son Barli Kelman work on their paintings in the JCC's pavilion. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter) This summer at the Schenectady JCC, fresh air, sunshine and oil paint were a recipe for happiness. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, about a dozen students of all levels layered brush strokes to create more»
Published Monday, August 3, 2015
Phase 2 begins on JCC's outdoor play space and classroom project By JENNIFER CURRIER/For The Daily Gazette August 3, 2015 PHOTOGRAPHER: MARC SCHULTZ Community volunteers help start Phase 2 of a new outdoor education and play area at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center on Balltown Road. Here, Kathy, Nathan and Jim Levy work in the balance play more»
Published Friday, June 12, 2015
Baseball: Wells taking to the hill, not over it By Bill Cain June 12, 2015 PHOTOGRAPHER: PETER R. BARBER Former Major League Baseball player Casper Wells, a graduate of Schenectady High School, takes a yoga class at the Jewish Community Center in Niskayuna Tuesday. Dreams don’t last forever, but tomorrow there are other dreams to be had. more»
Published Monday, March 2, 2015
The Jewish Community Center (JCC) held a Purim Carnival on Sunday afternoon. Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire where a plot had been formed to destroy them. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. According to the Book of Esther, Haman, planned to kill all the Jews in more»
Published Thursday, February 5, 2015
With the promise of more snowstorms to follow and chilly days to endure this winter, the Schenectady JCC found the beginning of February to be a perfect time to remind people that warm weather does exist, and will be back in a few months. The Jewish Community Center held its annual Mid-Winter Summer Blowout event Feb. 1, and about 300 people came to more»
Published Tuesday, December 23, 2014
SCHENECTADY– “Rowlf and Muppet Friends” will be displayed in the Finkle Display Case at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center on the Golub Family Campus at 2565 Balltown Rd., from Jan. 2 to Feb. 27. Ari Kasper who created the seven large size muppets, started at the age of seven attending art classes at the Living Resources Carriage more»
Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
SCHENECTADY–“Concerning the Art of Drawings,” will be the title of Charles Steckler’s new exhibit at the JCC of Schenectady, starting Dec 2. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, 6- 7:30 p.m. in the Farber/Miness Gallery. The exhibit by Charles Steckler, is on display iat the Schenectady Jewish Community Center, more»
Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014
NISKAYUNA — Taekwondo classes at the Schenectady JCC are a scene from the world’s most adorable action movie. Grinning elementary school kids in white uniforms and colorful belts flow through stances, kicks and punches, often while shouting “Yes, sir!” at their teacher, Tim Tocco. On Mondays and Wednesdays after school, these more»
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