The College of Jewish Studies will open its spring series of lectures
focusing on the theme of “Jews from Main Street to Wall Street” on
Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500
Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.
The second lecture of the College of Jewish Studies series on “Jews from
Main Street to Wall Street” will be delivered by Leonard Rogoff, a
historian and writer of Jewish history in the southern states. The
program will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 pm, at the Jewish
Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.
Jewish Family Service will sponsor another program with Wanda Mead
Campbell, from Citizen Action, focused on the future of Willow Point,
the community’s only public nursing home facility, on Wednesday, April
29, at 1:30 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd.,
Jewish Family Service will present a “Focus Group for Alzheimer’s
Families: Learn Emotional and Spiritual Tools for Coping” on Mondays,
from May 4-June 29, except for Memorial Day, May 25, from 7-8:30 pm, at
the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.
Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya
Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club
overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old,
had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship.
NEW YORK (JTA) – It promises a revolutionary innovation that could
transform Jewish Sabbath observance. By changing the way a light switch
works, the patented Kosher Switch offers a novel – and, its backers say,
kosher – way to turn light switches (and, perhaps, other electrical
appliances) on and off during Shabbat, circumventing one of the
Sabbath’s central restrictions: the use of electricity.
“Did you like it?” That’s one of the first questions people ask about a
book. Look at the review website Goodreads: the number of stars you pick
translates into “it was OK” “liked” and “really liked it,” among a few
other offerings. Yet, there are works of fiction – sometimes excellent
ones – that defy this type of categorization.
On April 15, Jewish communities from around the world came together for
the solemn start of Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah. At
Binghamton University, the mood was no different.
I went to three potlucks during the April 10 weekend. The first was a
luncheon after Passover holiday services, the second a Shabbat meal
after a religious school family service and the third was part of a
post-Passover seder held with friends who couldn’t gather during the