The Jewish Community Center held Grandparents Day on Sunday November 22,2015. There were various activities for grandparents and grandkids to do together. Here Gary and Barbra Dagastine listen to Andrea Layton read Eating Well story to their grandkids, Colin and Parker. (No last name wanted)

JCC of Schenectady hosts its first-ever Grandparent Day

BY Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Four-year-old Deanna Riley of Rexford made sure to remind her grandma Saturday night about their special date on Sunday. “She called last night and said, ‘Remember, tomorrow is grandparent’s day,’ ” said Shelley Riley,…

The 12 x 24 ft. mural created by artists with disabilities is an interpretation of the world map and celebrates diversity. Photo: Kate Bunster

Capital Capabilities artists honored at mural unveiling

By Kate Bunster Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On Oct. 21, the community gathered at the Jewish Community Center of Schenectady for a mural-unveiling ceremony. The 12 by 24 foot colorful interpretation of the world map was created by 30 artists…

Students in Eshkol pose for a picture with a banner designed by students at the Schenectady JCC. (Photo provided)

JCC students’ banner, messages delivered to Israel

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Students in the Schenectady Jewish Community Center’s after-school program recently saw pictures and heard stories that showed them it’s possible to touch a far-away place without ever leaving home. After spending hours learning…