jewish en Peri Smilow, Guest Artist At 22nd Annual Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus Concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For twenty-two years, under Founding Conductor and Artistic Director Anna Dubrova, <a href="">Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus</a> has served as the voice of Jewish choral music in the Capital District, exploring a rich musical heritage ranging from original works written by contemporary American and Israeli composers to choral arrangements of existing Jewish folk and liturgical music.</p><p>For the last few years their annual concert has taken place at <a href="">The Linda</a> in Albany, NY. This year’s concert is entitled "Songs of Freedom" and will feature guest artist, <a href="">Peri Smilow</a>. Peri has been touring the world for over twenty years, emphasizing music that promotes social progress and breaks down social barriers. She joins us now to tell us more about her music and her career.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 91612 at Peri Smilow, Guest Artist At 22nd Annual Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus Concert Women’s Philanthropy Of The Jewish Federation of NENY Present Joy Ladin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York</a> will host Connections 2014 featuring Prof. Joy Ladin at Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany, NY on Thursday, May 15, at 6 p.m.</p><p>“Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders” will be the theme of Ladin’s presentation as she shares her Jewish journey through the transition process —not just of changing genders, but of creating a new self.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90406 at Women’s Philanthropy Of The Jewish Federation of NENY Present Joy Ladin Actor Michael Zegen In "Bad Jews" <p><a href=""><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Roundabout </span>Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href=""> Company’s</a> Roundabout Underground program gives productions to emerging playwrights. Last year, they had a hit with <em>Bad Jews</em> - a play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel </span>Aukin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The show did so well in their 62-seat Black Box Theatre, in fact, that they brought it back to run in the Laura Pels Theatre (their bigger-small space) as part of their season this year - where it continues to earn excellent reviews and enthusiastic response from audiences.</p><p>In the play a young Jewish woman, Diana (played by Tracee Chimo, she prefers to be called by her Hebrew name, Daphna) fights with her cousin, Liam, to get a religious relic left behind by their recently deceased grandfather - who had kept it safe during his years in a concentration camp by holding it beneath his tongue. Liam’s brother (Jonah, played by Philip Ettinger) and girlfriend (Melody, played by Molly Ranson) observe and reluctantly weigh-in as Daphna and Liam argue and insult-sling as only family can.</p><p>Michael Zegen plays Liam in <em>Bad Jews</em>. Zegen attended Skidmore College and his other Off-Broadway credits include Liz Meriwether’s <em>Oliver Parker!</em> and Greg Moss’ <em>punkplay</em>. On television he’s been featured in recurring roles on <em>The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, How to Make It in America, Rescue Me,</em> and he’ll appear in the upcoming season of the HBO hit, <em>Girls</em>. His film credits include <em>Adventureland, Taking Woodstock</em>, and <em>Frances Ha</em>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 79161 at Actor Michael Zegen In "Bad Jews" Thanksgivukkah With Shmaltz Brewing Co. <p></p><p>Break out the latkes, turducken and HE’BREW Beer, it’s time to celebrate Chanukah – which begins on Wednesday and Thanksgiving on Thursday. We do so this morning with the assistance of <a href="">Shmaltz Brewing Company</a> in Clifton Park. Overlapping for only the second time since President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday — the last time it occurred was in 1888 — these two holidays are renowned for enjoying delicious foods and libations.</p><p>Shmaltz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a brand new 20,000 square feet brewery in Upstate New York. Their </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual </span>HE’BREW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Holiday Gift Pack includes a chance to make a beer menorah. Paul </span>McErlean<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the Head Brewer at </span>Shmaltz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brewing Company and joins us this morning with suggestions on how to celebrate this Chanukah/Thanksgiving hybrid holiday.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78507 at Thanksgivukkah With Shmaltz Brewing Co. The Yiddish Book Center Presents The Klezmatics At The Mahaiwe 11/16 <p>The internationally acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning <a href="">Klezmatics </a>have been performing around the world since their first appearance in New York in 1986. Blending instrumental and vocal virtuosity and experimentation with theatricality firmly rooted in klezmer and Yiddish tradition, the Klezmatics brought the revival of klezmer into the rock era.</p><p>This Saturday, November 16 at 8 PM The Klezmatics will perform at <a href="">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA, presented by <a href="">The Yiddish Book Center</a>. Lorin Sklamberg performs lead vocals, accordion, guitar, and piano in The Klezmatics.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 77497 at The Yiddish Book Center Presents The Klezmatics At The Mahaiwe 11/16 Dr. Cantor Ramόn Tasat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">The Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus</a>’ 21st annual concert will take place on June 2nd at <a href="">The Linda</a> in Albany, New York at 7:30pm.</p><p>The evening will feature guest artist <a href="">Cantor Ramόn Tasat</a> - a renowned performing artist and scholar who has devoted himself to sharing with the world the beauty of the Ladino language and Sephardic music and culture.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 65427 at Dr. Cantor Ramόn Tasat "Bubby's Kitchen" in at Proctors presented by Union College Hillel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As part of a Holocaust Remembrance Grant awarded to <a href="">Union College Hillel</a> to examine the Jewish resistance during the war, they are sponsoring Shira Ginsburg’s one-woman show, <a href=""><em>Bubby’s Kitchen</em></a>, on Sunday April 28 at 1 p.m. in the GE Theatre at <a href="">Proctors</a>.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63009 at "Bubby's Kitchen" in at Proctors presented by Union College Hillel Jewish World Ventures Into Digital Waters <p>Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down recently with Robert Titov, the Digital Development Director at the Jewish World. They discussed how the paper is adapting to cultural shifts away from traditional print media.</p><p>Listen to the interview by clicking on the link provided.&nbsp; You can experience Robert Titov's work by visiting <a href=""></a> ... you can follow them on twitter at <a href="">@jw_news</a> and join them on Facebook at <a href="">jewishworldnews</a>.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:10:26 +0000 Dave Lucas 62471 at Jewish World Ventures Into Digital Waters "Hank Greenberg" by John Rosengren <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Baseball in the </span>1930s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was more than a national pastime; it was a cultural touchstone that galvanized communities and gave a struggling country its heroes despite the woes of the Depression. Hank Greenberg, one of the most exciting sluggers in baseball history, gave the people of Detroit a reason to be proud.</span></p><p>But America was facing more than economic hardship. With the Nazis gaining power across Europe, political and social tensions were approaching a boiling point. As one of the few Jewish athletes competing nationally, Greenberg became not only an iconic ball player, but also an important and sometimes controversial symbol of Jewish identity and the American immigrant experience.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59415 at "Hank Greenberg" by John Rosengren The Interfaith Alternative <p>We speak with Steven Greenebaum about <em><a href=";tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0865717052">The Interfaith Alternative: Embracing Spiritual Diversity</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0865717052" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 14:35:15 +0000 Joe Donahue 39799 at