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 VOORHEESVILLE — The First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville is offering these short courses:

— Friday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m., Prayer 101: an introductory class on prayer; and

— Friday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m., Bible 101: an introductory class on the Bible.

Tu BiShevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees, will be celebrated with a special seder on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany.

A new course taught by Rabbi Don Cashman at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation will look at what Reform Judaism has to say and teach about creating a Jewish money ethic.

“Creating a Jewish Money Ethic” will be offered Thursdays beginning Jan. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the synagogue at 420 Whitehall Road in Albany.

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation continues its popular “Synagogue Scholars” series with a presentation by Ed Rosen of Albany on the topography, demography, and strategic importance of the Golan Heights.

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation kicks off its 2019-20 “Synagogue Scholars” series with a Dec. 13 discussion, led by Professor Emerita Martha Rozett, of “Judas,” the acclaimed novel by Israeli author Amos Oz.

The Hindu Cultural Center in Colonie was hushed as a golden lamp on stage was lit “to clear away the darkness in our lives,” said teacher Sujatha Sharath.

With the season of thanksgiving on the horizon, celebrated by people of all religions in these United States, the Greenville Area Interfaith Council hosted a forum considering the question: What comes after death?

The Mountainview Evangelical Free Church in Voorheesville began as a Bible-study group 40 years ago. Thirty years ago, the study group got its own church, and, in September, amid dwindling membership, the church shut down. 

Political theorist Hannah Araendt coined the now well-known concept of the “banality of evil” as she reported on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann.

The Knox Reformed Church

Letters from a score of congregants commenting on Pastor Timothy Van Heest’s worth were submitted to the Albany Classis.

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