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MONDAY, JAN. 21
Tu B’Shevat Family Program, 4:30 p.m. Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. Sponsored by Clifton Park Chabad. Reg. online, www.cliftonparkchabad.com, Info.–518-495-0779.

Beth Israel Luncheon,11:30 a.m. Beth Israel, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady. $18. Presentation by the Niskayuna Fire Department at sisterhood-made lunch. Res., Info.– 518-374-3335.

TUESDAY JAN. 22
Tu B’Shevat Fair, Tree Art Competition, 3 -4 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Info.– 518-377-8803.

A Tu B’Shevat Family Seder, 5 p.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. Adults, $10, Children, $6, Under 5, Free. Max. $32 per family, Seven Species of Israel Sampling Supper. Res. by 1/15. Info.–518-438-7858.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23
Judaism in a Modern World: Applying Old Traditions and Sacred Texts to a 21st Century Lifestyle, 12 -1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lunch and Learn with Cantor Schechtman. BYOL. Info. – Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

The Tent of Abraham Potluck, 6:15-9 p.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Free. Interfaith Story Circle features Zipporah Harris (Jewish), Sabeen Durrani (Muslim) and Bill Roylance (Christian) telling stories of appreciating and caring for earth. Res., Info.– Anne Snyder at 518-869-5247, or info@withourvoice.org.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24
Enlightenment Now, 7:30 p.m. Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., University at Albany Downtown Campus, Albany. Neuroscientist Steven Pinker to discuss his book. Sponsored by University at Albany Writers Institute. Info.–518-442-5620.

Ancestry Library Online Database Demonstration, 3:30-4:30 pm, The New York State Library/Reference Services, Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Ave., Albany. Reg. at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/programs/or email NYSLTRN@nysed.gov or call 518-474-2274.

FRIDAY, JAN. 25
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Shabbat, 5 p.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Donation for dinner. All faiths invited. Shabbat service, soup dinner fund-raiser and lecture by Dr. David Harris, president of Union College. Res., by 1/18, Info.– klaws@cgoh.org or 518-374-8173.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26
Jewish Comedy Night— All New (Old) Shtick, 6:30-10 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $12, members; $14, non-members. Dinner and comedy show. Res. by 1/24, Info.– Barry Davis at barryzdavis@gmail.com or Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org, 518-436-9761, ext. 230.

Beth Emeth Boca Dinner, Havdalah, 6-10 p.m. Boca Renaissance Hotel, Fla. $54. Reg., at bethemethalbany.org by 1/11. Info. – Susan Debronsky, SDebronsky@bethemethalbany.org.

“Shalom, Bollywood!” 6 p.m. Chatham Synagogue, 1536 County Rd. 28, Valatie. $15. A documentary of how Indian Jewish women became stars of India’s early films. Indian-inspired soups; beverages and desserts. Res.–Lydia Kukoff at kukoff@aol.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 27
JCC Maccabi Open House, 4:15 p.m. Albany JCC, 430 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Parents and teens are welcome to discuss 2019 summer sports delegation. Info.–518-438-6651, ext. 105. (See 1/20)

Tie One On… Your Tallit! 10 – 11 a.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. How to tie tzitzit, or get help and replace the damaged fringes on tallit. Res., Info.– Linda, 518-438-7858, ext. 117 or timain@tialbany.org.

S.T.E.M. Sunday at the SJCC, 2 -4 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. $5 per child in advance, $8 per child, day-of. Free for parents. Various stations and activities related to science, technology, engineering and math. Activities geared toward ages 3-9. Res., Info.– 518-377-8803 or Andrea Leighton, andreal@schenectadyjcc.org.

TUESDAY, JAN. 29
“Men’s Perspectives On Immigrating To The U.S.,” 6:30 p.m. Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. Info.–518-306-1313.

“Jewish Response to Climate Change,” 7:30 pm. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Free. First of 2 classes led by Rabbi Miriam Lichtenfeld. To review environmental responsibility. (See Feb. 5)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30
“Reviewing Violence, Conflict,” 12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lunch and Learn with Prof. Victor Asal. BYOL. Info. – Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org, 518-436-9761, ext. 230.

Heading Home: A Tale of Team Israel, 7 p.m. Jewish Federation, 184 Washington Ave. Ext, Albany. Free. Documentary about Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. Res., The Massry Residence, 518-689-0453.

Ancestry Library Online Database Demonstration, 3:30-4:30 pm, The New York State Library/Reference Services, Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Ave., Albany. Reg. at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/programs/or email NYSLTRN@nysed.gov or call 518-474-2274.

THURSDAY, JAN. 31
“Leading with Inspiration: A Jewish Approach, ” 
6:30 p.m. Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, 184 Washington Ave., Ext., Albany. Second  of 8 session course. Facilitated by David Liebschutz Blends Jewish texts, leadership literature, reflective exercises and learning journals to increase communication skills. Info.–518-783-7800, ext. 222 ( Jan. 17, Feb. 7, 21, March 7, 28, April 4, 25, Snow day May 16)

FRIDAY, FEB. 1
Center Square Minyan: Shabbat in the City, 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Info.– centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

“Complexities of a Jewish State,”7:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Dinner and Learn with Shara Siegfeld, sponsored by TRG. Program follows Shabbat Unplugged service, dinner, 5-7 p.m. Dinner is $7 for adults; children, free adm. Reg. by 1/29,Info. – Deb Sokoler at dsokkoler@bethemethalbany.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2
Chilipalooza Chili Competition, 6-9 p.m. B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $8. Compete or just eat. Info.518- 482-5283.

SUNDAY FEB. 3
Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. Info.– crjgs1@gmail.com.

Superbowl Party, 6- 10 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Sponsored by brotherhood, sisterhood and the Tribe. Res.– Brad Morris at bamorris1991@gmail.com.

Reception for Amy Hauer Art Exhibit, 3-5 p.m. Farber-Miness Lounge, Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Free. Exhibit continues thru Feb. 15. Info.– 518-377-8803.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5
“Jewish Response to Climate Change,”
7:30 pm. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Free. Second class led by Rabbi Miriam Lichtenfeld. Attendees to review environmental responsibility. (See Jan. 29)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6
AJCC Designer Bag Bingo, 6:30 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $40/35. Fund-raiser, Reg. by 2/2, Info.–518-438-6651, ext. 105.

Judaism in a Modern World: Applying Old Traditions and Sacred Texts to a 21st Century Lifestyle, 12 -1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lunch and Learn with Cantor Schechtman. BYOL. Info. – Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7
“Automating Inequality,” 7 p.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Free. Virginia Eubanks, author will discuss her book at Thursday Adult Ed Talks. Info.– 518-374-8173.

SATURDAY, FEB 9
In Search Of An Israeli Cuisine,” 7 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $8,5. AJCC Film series. Info.– –518-438-6651.

Family Search Affiliate Libraries Demonstration, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., The New York State Library/Reference Services, Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Ave., Albany. Reg. at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/programs/or email NYSLTRN@nysed.gov or call 518-474-2274.

SUNDAY, FEB.10
Mid-Winter Summer Blowout, 1 to 3: p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Free. Offers, bouncy bounce, open swim, crafts, photo booth. Info.–518- 377-8803.

“Welcoming the Stranger,” 2 p.m. Shushan United Presbyterian Church, 730 Co Rd. 64, Railroad Ave., Shushan. Refugee discussion led by Maxine Stein, president of Jewish Family Services of Western Mass. To be reviewed: Who is a refugee? What is the difference between an asylum seeker, a refugee and an asylee (a political asylum seeker)? Info.– 518-854-3852.

“miSci In The 21st Century,”  10:30 a.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Free. Dr. Gina C. Gould, miSci president. to discuss. Follows 10 a.m. breakfast, $4. Info.– 518-374-8173.

MONDAY, FEB. 11
Warm Up The Winter Concert, 7 p.m. Mahaiwe Arts Center, 244 Main St #3, Great Barrington, Mass. $25. Performances to include: Rabbi Deb Zecher, Nico Wohl, Marissa Massery, Spartones. Benefit for Fuel Assistance. Info.– 413-644-9040.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12
Mah Jongg Tourney,
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $22. Games begin at 9:30. Reg., Info.– Jan Rubenstein, 518- 459-4118.

WEDNESDAY FEB. 13
Historical Newspapers Online at the NYS Library, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., The New York State Library/Reference Services, Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Ave., Albany. Reg. at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/programs/or email NYSLTRN@nysed.gov or call 518-474-2274.

Reception for Yitzchak Moully, 7 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Wine, art and cheese with the artist Moully —The PopArt Rabbi. Res. online at www.BethlehemChabad.com or 518-439-3310.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16
“Magic Men,” 7:15-10 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. 10, $5 for JCC members. SJCC film festival. Info.– 518-377-8803. (See2 /17)

Ephrat Asherie Dance — Odean,  7:30 p.m.The UAlbany Performing Arts Center, University at Albany. Advance tickets, $15 and $10 for students, seniors. Tickets day of the show +$5. Israeli-born Asherie and her five dancers explore the narrative qualities of various street and club styles. Info.–518-442-3997.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17
“Magic Men,” 2-4 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. 10, $5 for JCC members. SJCC film festival. Info.– 518-377-8803. (See 2 /16)

SUNDAY, FEB. 23
“Crossing Delancey”
7 p.m. Old Castle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. Free. Bennington Jewish Film Festival of Congregation Beth El. Starring Amy Irving. Info.– 802-442-9645.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Center Square Minyan Purim Party, 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Info.– centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2
Givah Night Out Benefit, 7 p.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. Dessert bar, drinks, silent auction, kids; area.Adm., Res.,Info.–518-438-7858. ext. 117 or givahassistant@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3
Spa For Body And Soul,12-4 p.m. Shabbos House Student Center, 320 Fuller Rd., Albany. Adm. Women’s program. Info.–518-495-0779.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9
“Challah Rising in the Desert,” 7:15 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. 10, $5 for JCC members. SJCC film festival. Film only. Info.– 518-377-8803. (See 3/10)

SUNDAY, MARCH 10
“Challah Rising in the Desert,” 2 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. 10, $5 for JCC members. SJCC film festival. Film only. Info.– 518-377-8803. (See 3/9)

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
“A World Apart”
7 p.m. Old Castle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. Free. Bennington Jewish Film Festival of Congregation Beth El. Info.– 802-442-9645.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31
“The Last Suit,” 7:15 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. 10, $5 for JCC members. SJCC film festival. Film only. Info.– 518-377-8803.

MONDAY, APRIL 8
Center Square Minyan: Israel and Ice Cream, 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Info.– centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27
“The Garden of the Finzi-Continis”
7 p.m. Old Castle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. Free. Bennington Jewish Film Festival of Congregation Beth El. Info.– 802-442-9645.

FRIDAY, MAY 3
Center Square Minyan Carnival (Caribbean Night), 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Info.– centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Center Square Minyan in the Park (Meet at the Moses statue in Washington Park. If the weather is trash, normal Church Hall is back up) , 6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Info.– centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

ONGOING EVENTS

Mah Jongg Lessons, 9:45 – 11:45 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. 1/13 and 2/3. Res. to Meryl Schwalb, meryl@merylandjon.com.

Stein K’Tanim 1/13 10:30  a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Tu B’Shevat. Info. – schoolbethemethalbany.org.

Sunday Morning Yoga, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Reg. bethemethalbany.org. $12/session. Thru April. Info. – Jami Eisenberg jamiandpete@gmail.com.

Adult Israeli Dance, 7:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays. 9/5-6/20. Adm. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. shelley.justa@gmail.com.

Babies Morning Out, Mondays 9:15 -11:30, Sundays 9:30-noon. Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. 518-374-8173.

Kabbalah for Beginners, Mondays. 7 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad 393 Delaware Ave., Albany Info.–Rabbi Nachman Simon, 518-439-8280.

Talmud for Beginners, Wednesdays. 7 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad 393 Delaware Ave., Albany. Info.–Rabbi Nachman Simon, 518-439-8280.

Ne’imah Jewish Chorus Rehearsals, Sundays, 7:30-9 p.m. B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Info.– http://www.neimah.org/, or 518-458-2517.

PJ Library Havdalah Play Group, Mondays 9:15 a.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Free. 518-374-8173 or Amy Drucker, 518-783-7800.

Knit and Nosh, Thru March Sundays 10 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Marion Greenberg, marionleeg@aol.com.or 518-436-9761, ext. 230.

Chane’s Yiddish Vinkl with Noami Halpern: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.– 12 p.m.  at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Free. Info.– (845) 679-2218.

“Chug Ivrit” Modern Hebrew Conversation Group: Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Free. Info.– (845) 679-2218.

Contemplative Meditation with Gail Albert: Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Free. Info.– (845) 679-2218.

“The Jewish View” Television Program, Co-hosts: Rabbi Nachman Simon, Chabad House of Delmar, Marc Gronich, Statewide News Service, jbiztechvalley, shown in Albany on Channel 18 (for digital cable subscribers) Channel 116.3 (for standard & basic cable subscribers) Monday, 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m., Bethlehem Community Television Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Verizon Foist Channel 28 TimeWarner Channels 17 and 116-118. Schenectady cable access, Open Stage Media: Sunday, 9 p.m., Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, 9 p.m. Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Friday, 11:30 a.m. Info.–delmarchabadsimon@gmail.com.

Torah/Haftorah Cantillation Class, Mondays, 8-9 p.m. Cantor Rogerio Marx teaches/sings biblical chanting. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 518-438-7858.

Hebrew Classes: Shaaray Tefila, 68 Bay St., Glens Falls. Intermediate, Wednesdays 7 p.m. Introductory, Wednesdays 8 p.m. 518-926-6620.

Hebrew Literature Class weekly after Saturday morning Kiddush. Shaaray Tefila, 68 Bay St., Glens Falls.

Baby Loves Shabbat, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.  Classes for mothers, children (ages 1-4). At Clifton Park Chabad, 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. 518-495-0779 or info@cliftonparkchabad.com.

Baby Learns CreationTuesdays 4-5 p.m. Starts 1/29 for 6 weeks. Clifton Park Chabad, 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. 518-495-0779 or info@cliftonparkchabad.com.

Women’s Torah Tea, Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Clifton Park Chabad, 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. 518-495-0779 or info@cliftonparkchabad.com.

Torah Studies, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. At B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Info.– 518-482-5283.

Torah Studies, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. By Clifton Pk. Chabad’s Rabbi Yossi Rubin. At Clifton Pk. Library, 475 Moe Rd. 518-495-0772; www.cliftonparkchabad.com.

Torah Studies with Rabbi Zalman Simon, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar.

Intro. to Judaism Classes, Sundays, 9-10 a.m. Rabbi Chanan Markowitz. At Beth Shalom, 688 Clifton Pk. Ctr. Rd., Clifton Pk. 518-371-0608.

Mah Jongg Mondays, 12-4 p.m. Temple Israel Catskill, 220 Spring St. Info.– 518-945-1635.

Yiddish Forum 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $2.25. Info.– 518-438-6651, ext. 11.