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UAlbany Center for Jewish Studies to Honor the Colonie Jewish Community Association

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, 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.

A 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.

The 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.

Moreover, 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.


Established in 1844 and designated a center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in eight degree-granting schools and colleges. The University is engaged in a $500 million fundraising campaign, the most ambitious in its history, with the goal of placing it among the nation's top 30 public research universities by the end of the decade. For more information about this nationally ranked University, visit

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