Issue 48

Friday, November 27, 2015

Local News

Community Chanukah celebration to be held December 9 at the JCC

This year’s community Chanukah celebration, open to the entire community, will be held on Wednesday, December 9, from 5:15-7 pm, at Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.

Chabad toy drive to continue through December 10

The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at BU, along with the SAE fraternity and the SDT sorority, are once again running the holiday toy drive “Light up a Life.” New toys of all kinds are being collected and will be distributed to children suffering from cancer through Chai Life Line, a New York-based organization that provides services to children with cancer and their families.

BU student Eric M. Leiderman wins 2015 Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Award

Eric M. Leiderman, a student at Binghamton University, received the 2015 Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Award on November 15.

Israel News

Israel just approved immigration for 9,000 Ethiopian Jews – here’s who they are

The Israeli government has approved entry of the “last” group of Ethiopian Jews awaiting immigration to Israel. The move comes two years after the arrival of 450 Ethiopian Jews then deemed to be the “last” such group.

National News

In Austin, 19th-century synagogue meets 21st-century Jewish community

Like its environs, the Jewish community of Austin, TX, has a youthful feel. Situated in a city known for live music, the University of Texas campus, and the founding of Michael Dell’s computer technology giant in his UT dorm room, the 40-acre Dell Jewish Community Campus mirrors the relatively new infrastructure in the rest of Austin.


Book review: Spring into fall – part two

There’s something intensely satisfying about watching a pile of books slowly melt away – at least, if it’s because you’ve finally found time to read them.


Federation to distribute funds from annual Campaign

Last Tuesday, November 17, the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton decided on the allocations for the upcoming year.

Stupid questions

I used to say there is no such thing as a stupid question. However, some of the questions being asked the current group of presidential candidates definitely qualify as stupid.


For Chanukah, breakfast latkes two ways

I first tasted latkes for brunch at a trendy eatery on the Lower East Side about six years ago. Since then, I’ve seen them across the country on brunch menus everywhere from diners to Michelin Star restaurants.

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