Center for Jewish Studies to Honor the Colonie Jewish Community
Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980
N.Y. (October 10, 2003)-- The Center for Jewish Studies at
the University at Albany and the Colonie Jewish Community
Association will sponsor an annual educational program that
promotes greater understanding of Jewish heritage and community
in the Capital Region. The new Colonie Jewish Community Association
Fund for Jewish Studies at UAlbany is the endowed fund that
will support this annual Jewish studies public program, to
be held in Colonie.
signing ceremony and reception honoring the Colonie Jewish
Community Association will be held Tuesday, October 14 at
6 p.m., in room 354 of the Humanities Building on the University's
uptown campus. Anyone interested in attending the ceremony
should call (518) 591-8514.
annual program will highlight educational topics about Jewish
life and culture, and will be organized by the Center for
Jewish Studies. The program underscores the Center's goal
of promoting a deeper understanding of the social, religious
and historical dimensions of Jewish life through educational
lectures and activities. By including topics such as Jewish
art, music and culture, the program seeks to attract a broad
range of participants of all ages and backgrounds - from both
the University community and greater Capital Region.
the partnership provides for an academic forum for individuals
who are interested in enriching their knowledge about Jewish
culture, thus, also supporting the core mission of the University
- to educate and advance knowledge in society. The annual
educational program will be open to both the greater Capital
Region community and the UAlbany community.