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Published Thursday, October 23, 2014
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. Emcee was Dori Marlin of CBS6 and Honorary Chair was Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara. The event took place from 1 – 4 PM at the JCC more»
Published Monday, September 22, 2014
NISKAYUNA — When a crew of volunteers arrived at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center early Sunday morning, it appeared a tall task to build a learning space by the end of the day. But by lunchtime the workers had already laid the framework for the Teva Play Outdoor Play Space, which is equipped with tools and gadgets to further learning for more»
Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Camper Hope Waxman awaits her turn to shoot. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — In the cool woods behind the Schenectady Jewish Community Center, arrows snap off of bows and land with a thud, or, if the archer is lucky, a satisfying pop as they break a colorful balloon. Yes! The JCC’s bustling summer more»
Published Thursday, August 14, 2014

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.

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Published Monday, November 18, 2013
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, 7:00-8:30 PM. Peg Foley is a fiber artist/printmaker and art educator. She holds a Master of Science degree in Art Education from the College more»
Published Monday, November 18, 2013
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 subtitles. Viewers will enjoy the JCC’s new large screen. The film is based on the story by the same title written by the Argentinian more»
Published Monday, November 18, 2013
“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. Leah will accompany herself on her guitar. The concert will be held on Sunday, December 15, 3 PM at the JCC of Schenectady. Leah more»
Published Monday, November 18, 2013

·         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. 

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