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Valerie & Leonard Preston to be honored BD’s Annual Dinner on 5/19

Beth David Synagogue’s Annual Dinner will take place on Sunday, May 19, at 3 pm, at Beth David Synagogue. Valerie and Leonard Preston will receive the Jack and Mary Ferber Award. This year’s catered event will begin with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour, followed by a sit-down dinner…

Chabad plans community seder, “Seders in a Box,” Shmurah matzah available

Passover seder

Chabad Center will hold a Passover seder open to the general community on the first night of the holiday, Monday, April 22. Festivities will begin with services at 7:30 pm, followed by the seder; the services and the seder will be held at the Chabad Center, 420 Murray Hill Rd…

TI to host chocolate seder on April 14

Temple Israel will hold a chocolate seder on Sunday, April 14, at 5 pm. The event is open to the entire community and will include a light dairy dinner. Those attending may bring their own bottle of kosher wine to share with friends. Reservations are required by Monday, April 8, and may be m…

Spring 2024 CJS to feature lectures on “In The Shadow of October 7”

The Spring 2024 College of Jewish Studies Series will continue its exploration of the causes, character and effects of the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 pm, when Israeli journalist and historian Gershom Gorenberg will speak on “Israel and the War in Gaza: …

BU professor helps launch American Ladino League

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Bryan Kirschen’s Binghamton University biography offers only a glimpse of his many activities and interests. It notes that he is not only chairman of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (where he teaches Spanish and linguistics), he is also affilia…