Issue 40

Friday, September 30, 2016

Local News

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CJS announces fall 2016 series, “Eat, Drink, and Be Kosher”

The College of Jewish Studies has announced its fall 2016 program, “Eat, Drink, and Be Kosher,” which will focus on aspects of food and drink, and what it can teach about Jewish identity, culture, religious practice and politics. All programs will be held on Thursdays, will begin at 7:30 pm and will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.

JCC fund-raising gala on Nov. 12

The Jewish Community Center will hold its annual fund-raising gala on Saturday, November 12, at 7 pm. The event will include a light dinner, drinks, a one-hour show, dancing and dessert.

Memorial service at Holocaust Memorial Monument to be held on October 9

Area rabbis will lead a memorial service at the Holocaust Memorial Monument in the Temple Israel Cemetery, located on Conklin Avenue in Conklin, on Sunday, October 9, at 10:30 am.

Features

Book review: Children, teens and inbetweens – part one

When I was growing up, it was difficult to find books with Jewish themes aimed at my age group. By sixth grade, I was already reading adult novels, since the few books that were available were also uninteresting. Perhaps that’s why I’m a fan of works for tweens and teenagers, particularly those that integrate Judaism into the text without making a big deal about it.

Opinion

Here we go again

Ever feel like a broken record? That’s my reaction to my preparation for the High Holidays this September. It feels as if I deal with the same issues every year: I need to be more patient, I need to reduce my stress level, I need to find more time for [fill in the blank here with about 12 different things], I need to.... Well, I think you get the idea.

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