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Podcast: SBU Faculty of Different Religious Backgrounds Explain Their Holiday Observances

November 30, 2018

TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Fraser Breon interviews three St. Bonaventure University faculty members of different religious backgrounds on their upcoming holiday seasons and how they will celebrate them. Interviewees are the  Rev. Michael Calabria, O.F.M., director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies; David Kassnoff, a lecturer in the Jandoli School of ...

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shootings Spark Concern at Temple B'nai Israel in Olean

OLEAN, NY – “I don’t have an answer,” said Diane Balaban, co-president of Temple B’Nai Israel. “I don’t know why. I can sit and watch the news reports and still ask why. I don’t know why. But it’s got to stop.”

Balaban was interviewed after a gunman opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue and killed 11 people on Oct. 27. Jewish ...

Four Olean Ministers to Speak about ‘Bad Girls of the Bible’

OLEAN, NY – Four ministers from Olean churches will highlight the role of women in the Bible on Sunday during "Bad Girls of the Bible," a program at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

The presenters include the Rev. Susan Hadley of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Rev. Kim Rossi of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the Rev. Carrie Wolfe ...

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