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l'Dor Va Dor-Religious Education at BHA

09/27/2021 03:09:27 PM


Anna Marcus

Fall has officially begun, children have returned to school, and in the time-honored tradition, Jewish kids everywhere are starting up their religious education and preparing for their B-Mitzvahs.* As we continue to explore the rich history of Beacon Hebrew Alliance and Jewish life in Beacon over the past 100 years, this month we are going to examine how the traditions and learnings have been passed down over the generations to...Read more...

Jewish Camps In and Around Beacon Part 3: Surprise Lake and Eden Village

08/31/2021 02:11:48 PM


Diane Lapis

An old photograph in sepia tone of a group of young men and boys sitting and standing in front of a white house with a high lattice porch. There are trees all around the scene, and some of the boys are hanging off the porch. They all are wearing white shirts and many have hats and walking sticks.Read more...

University Settlement Camp and the Jewish Presence in Beacon

08/23/2021 06:34:11 PM


Ellen Kirschner

A group of teenage girls are standing and sitting in the doorway of a dark wooden building. There is a dark banner with the words “Peace Corps” in white letters hanging under the window on the outside of the building.Read more...

Jewish Camps In and Around Beacon-Part 1:Camp Nitgedaiget

08/23/2021 03:23:52 PM


Diane Lapis

Did you know that Beacon was once home to a vacation resort for Jewish progressive liberals and Communist sympathizers? Camp Nitgedaiget, (Nish-guh-die-get,) meaning “no worries” in Yiddish, was later called Camp Beacon. It operated from 1922 until the early 1950s and was located in the hamlet of Dutchess Junction, approximately two miles south of the city of Beacon on Route 9D.

A black and white painting depicting a mown path leading down a hill with trees, past a barn, and to a large wooden building with a porch. People are walking on the path in shorts and sun hats. Mountains are in the background.Read more...

Remembering the Sisterhood of BHA

07/27/2021 03:57:10 PM


Anna Brady Marcus with research by Ann Gross

Article on the 40th...

Centennial Reflections on religious Life and Community at BHA

06/29/2021 06:01:36 PM


Anna Brady Marcus

A man stands at a table looking down and singing with a burning bunch of incense in his hand and a bottle of wine in front of him. There are women behind him singing and a banner above them that has the initials B.H.A. on it for Beacon Hebrew Alliance. It is black and white and the clothing of the people suggests it is the 1950s.Read more...
Mon, October 18 2021 12 Cheshvan 5782