The third annual International Jewish Film Fest of Greater Binghamton
will be held from October 18-29. The event is sponsored by the Jewish
Federation of Greater Binghamton. Six films will be shown this year and a
dinner will be held prior to the first screening.
Beth S. Wenger, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania,
will be the first speaker at the Fall 2015 College of Jewish Studies
three-part series dealing with the theme “Weaving Jewish Identity with
The second of the three programs in the upcoming College of Jewish
Studies fall series “Weaving Jewish Identity with American Culture” will
be held on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 pm, at the Jewish Community
Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd,, Vestal.
LESBOS, Greece (JTA) – As the small rubber dinghy crowded with Syrians
and Afghans emerged from the midnight-black sea to land on a desolate
pebble beach, the first people to greet the bewildered and frightened
refugees were two Israelis.
These are Israeli folk songs as you’ve never heard them before. And
that’s exactly the point: Cantor Elisa Waltzman’s debut album seeks to
bridge a gap between traditional Hebrew music sung by her grandfather, a
Holocaust survivor, and the musical sensibilities of her kids growing
up in the United States.
A sunny early fall morning provided the perfect background for the
gathering of around 80 people at the Temple Israel cemetery on September
20 to remember victims of the Holocaust who have no grave site.
If everything goes according to plan, by the time you read this I will have already had my cochlear implant surgery.
NEW YORK (JTA) – You might not know it, but Shemini Atzeret is the
pinnacle of the High Holidays season. Not Rosh Hashanah, when our fates
for the year are traditionally written, nor Yom Kippur, when they are
sealed. Shemini Atzeret, the oft-forgotten coda that comes at the end of
the Sukkot festival, trumps them all.