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10/31/2017 11:18:00 AM
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Have you heard?
The annual interfaith commemoration of Kristallnacht will be held Nov. 14, 7 p.m., at The University at Albany's Page Hall. The event is sponsored by the Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center, the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, and UAlbany's Judaic Studies program.

Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," occurred Nov. 9-10, 1938, when the Nazis attacked against Jews in Germany and Austria. Hundreds of synagogues and businesses were destroyed, and 30,000 Jews were sent to concentration camps.

Speakers at the upcoming event include Holocaust survivors and members of the interfaith community, including Catholics DEB RIITANO, JOAN A. LIPSCOMB and JOAN M. LIPSCOMB. There will be a screening of the film "The Zookeeper's Wife," about unsung heroes of the Holocaust. Call the Jewish Federation at (518) 783-7800 and see www.jewishfedny.org.

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Albany County SHERIFF CRAIG APPLE conducted a heroin awareness town hall meeting at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, offering preventive tips and information on how addiction starts and where to get help....

St. Anne Institute in Albany planned its annual ice cream social, when board members volunteer to serve ice cream sundaes to preschool, day services and residential program students at the school....

Siena College in Loudonville had a condensed screening of the KEN BURNS/LYNN NOVICK documentary "The Vietnam War," along with a panel discussion by DR. PAUL MURRAY, professor emeritus of sociology; OLIVER "SKIP" HOLMES, a Vietnam veteran; and REV. LINH HOANG, OFM, chair of Siena's religious studies department....

Boy Scout Troop 50 at St. Madeleine Sophie parish in Schenectady thanked parishioners who supported their bottle drive; they collected more than 40,000 deposit bottles and cans....

Knights of Columbus at Sacred Heart parish in Sidney had their seminarian fund drive, taking up a collection to support future priests. For the past few years, the parish sponsored eight seminarians: four from the Syracuse Diocese and four from the Albany Diocese.





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