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TUESDAY, AUG. 22
Canasta Tournament, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $25. BYOL. Res. by 8/12, Info.–Ellie Safranko, 518-489-1082.

Kosher Summer BBQ, 5 p.m. Chabad Clifton Park, 495 Moe Rd., Cifton Park. Welcome to the month of Elul. Res., cliftonparkchabad@gmail.com. Info.– 518-495-0772.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23
“Doing Jewish: A Story of Ghana,” 7 p.m. Bow Tie Cinemas, Saratoga Springs. $10. What makes someone Jewish? – is the question of Canadian filmmaker  in documentary of the Jews of Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana. Discussion to follow film. Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival. Hosted by Congregation Shaara Tfille. Res., Info.–518-584-2370.

AJCC Book Mavens, 3-4:30 p.m. 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Rabbi Beverly Magidson will review A Fine September Morning by Alan Fleishman. Sixty-Plus dining after book talk, 5 p.m. Res., Info.– 438-6651, ext. 112, claires@albanyjcc.org.

September Morning by Alan Fleishman. Sixty-Plus dining after book talk, 5 p.m. Res., Info.– 438-6651, ext. 112, claires@albanyjcc.org.

THURSDAY, AUG. 24
All are Welcome Here Walk, 6-8 p.m. Union Avenue near the track, Beekman Street, and North
Broadway and Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. To show support for immigrants – a silent walk – by a network of communities will end at “The Spirit of Life” statue in Congress Park with program. Info.–Committee Organizer Maxine Lautenberg, 518-951-0702.

FRIDAY, AUG. 25
Friday Night Live, 7 p.m. Beth Shalom, 688 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park. Adirondack Klezmer and Jazz Band featured. Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival. Info.–518-371-0678.

Shabbarbecue, 7 p.m., Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany.$10, adults, $6, children. followed by Shabbat service. Res.by 8/22. Info.– Sierra Lynch, 518-438-7858, ext.112, or tiadmin@ti.albany.

SATURDAY, AUG. 26
Temple Israel of Catskill Havdalah, 7:30 p.m. Ebaz Studio, Gallery 711 Warren St., Hudson. Free. Res., Info.– 518-943-5758.

SUNDAY, AUG. 27
Beth Shalom Picnic, 12 To 4 p.m. Beth Shalom, 688 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park. Free. Res., Info.– Jackie, 518-371-0608 or cbshalom@nycap.rr.com.

“Global View: Forces Changing Our World.” 7:30 p.m. Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad S., Pittsfield, Mass. Free. Bret Stephens (Pulitzer Prize winner, author and op-od columnist for the New York Times) will discuss. Feigenbaum Memorial Foundation Lecture. Info.–413-442-5910.

Project Based Learning Workshop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. $15. For local Jewish educators. Breakfast, Lunch. Mike Gorman from 21centuryedtech will facilitate. Agenda website: http://pblgold.weebly.com/. Info– 374-8173.

TUESDAY, AUG. 29
The People And The Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature, 12:15 p.m. Albany Public Library,161 Washington Ave., Albany. Rabbi Dan Ornstein to review Adam Kirsch book. Info.–518-427-4300.

THURSDAY, AUG. 31
Women’s Self Defense Training, 6– 9 p.m. Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. Free. Women-only 4-session course. Instruction on risk-reduction, crime prevention, and avoidance, basics of hands-on defense training. Also 9/ 7, 14, 28. Info.–518- 783-7800.

Elizabeth Rosner Reading, 6:30 p.m. McChesney Room, Schenectady County Public Library. Free. Niskayuna native, Rosner, to discuss her new book Survivor Café —The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. Info.–518-388-4511.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
To Life Festival, 2-5 p.m. Beth Tephilah Synagogue, 82 River St., Troy. Free. Holiday displays, balloonist, pickle making, arts and crafts, international Jewish foods. Info.–518-894-3491.

MONDAY, SEPT. 4
Beth Israel Family Barbecue, 3:30 p.m. Beth Israel, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady. $12, adults, $6, 3-10, no charge for those younger. Res. by 8/ 29. Info.– 377-3700 or e-mail at cbi2195a@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6
Annual Safety and Security Preparedness Program, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. For Jewish community synagogues, agencies, and institutions.

Beth Emeth CBEYG Kick-off Barbecue, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info.­ – Meredith Ray-LaBatt, mraylabatt@nycap.rr.com.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 7
Fall for Art Fund-raiser, 5-9 p.m. The Chateau, 240 Boulevard Rte. 32, Kingston. Art show and sale to benefit Ulster county non-profits, Info.– www.fallforart.org or Ulster Jewish Federation, 845-338-8131.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 8
Rabbi Scott Shpeen Notes 25 Years Shabbat, 5:30-8 p.m. Beth Emeth. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Dinner, service. Rabbi with congregation 25 years. Res by 9/6. Info.–Deb Sokoler, 518-436-9761.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 10
Carrot Festival, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Free. Showcasing crafts, jewelry vendors food, desserts, fresh local produce, a mini car show, a petting zoo kids’ activities, and local organizations. Info.–518-393-9211.

“Catskill Antique Roadshow, Auctions” 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Temple Israel, 220 Spring St., Catskill. $5 appraisals. Info.– 518-943-5758.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, 10:15 a.m.  Elm Avenue Town Park, Delmar. To help fund Lustgarten Foundation-supported research. Often a disease of Jews. Auction, 50/50 raffle, pet parade, music, puppets. Info.–Neil and Shari Piper, walk hosts, info@albanypcrwalk.org, 518-475-1200.

Bethlehem Chabad Building Dedication, 3- 5 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad.393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. 

Mifgash Open House, 6 p.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. High School Jewish teens and their parents invited to open house and registration to learn about the courses, meet teachers. Weekly Sunday night sessions.

Nate Erlbaum Memorial Blood Drive, a.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 Krumkill Rd., Albany. Free breakfast. Appointments with Alan Dorn, alan.dorn@yahoo.com or Nancy at the Ohav office at 518-489-4706.

“Never Again: The Presidential Election of 1940,” 9:15 a.m., Temple Beth El, 3 Marion Ave., Glens Falls. Dr. Norman Enhorning, professor emeritus of history at SUNY Adirondack, to discuss. Breakfast program. Adm., Info.– 518-792-4364.

MONDAY, SEPT. 11
Yoga for Rosh Hashanah,
10 -11:15 a.m. and 7- 8:15 p.m. B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $10 per session. Taught by Abby Horowitz. Reg., Info.–518-482-5283.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 12
“Is This Meal Different From All the Other Meals? Food and Ritual in the Early Seder,” 6 p.m. Colonie Library, 629 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany. Prof. Clemens Leonhard of  Germany to discuss. A Colonie Jewish Community Association lecture. Info.–518-458-9274.

“Defining Zionism in the 21st Century,” 7 p.m. Golub Center, 184 Washington Ave. Ext. Albany Hadassah Capital District Program led by Sue Polansky, National Hadassah chairwoman of the Zionist Affairs Task Force. Info.– www.facebook.com/HadassahCapitalDistrict/.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13
“From Bitter Comes Sweet,” 7 p.m. Beth Israel Synagogue, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady. A short film written and acted by the residents of Beth Leon Recanati, an assisted living facility in Petach Tikvah, Israel. Recanati is a home for Ladino-speaking seniors. Desserts.  Info.– 518- 377-3700.

Chapter One Book Club, 6:45 – 8 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel to be discussed. Res. by 9/12, Nancy Lozman, nlozman1@aol.com.

AJCC Book Mavens, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $2.25. Ruchel Weitz will review Meir Shalev’s Two She-Bears. Res. for 4:45 p.m. Sixty Plus Dining, by 9/12, Info.–518-438-6651, ext. 112, claires@albanyjcc.org.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
Dunkin’ Run 2017, 8:20 -10:30 a.m., Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., $29 prior to 9/1, $33 after. 5K/10K/10K Masters. USATF sanctioned road race. Reg., Info. –www.albanyjcc.org or Tomw@albanyjcc.org.

“Inside Washington: How Much Do We Know?” 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue,
2117 Union St., Schenectady. Minimum donation of $5,000 per household to the Federation/Israel Campaign or $100,000 to The Jewish Community Endowment Fund and admission. Bob Woodward, associate editor for The Washington Post, to discuss. Dinner, dessert. Headliners Series. Info.– 518-783-7800, ext. 227 or e-mail dflax@jewishfedny.org.

Sweet Shoppe,10:30 a.m. to noon. Clifton Park Chabad, 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park  $5. For children. Making honey-themed confections to note new year. Res. by 9/13 at info@cliftonparkchabad.com or 518-495-0772.

“The U.S. Space Program-Up Close and Personal,” 10:30 a.m. Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Free. Breakfast at 10 a.m., $4.  Dr. Lester Gerhardt will discuss. Info.–518-374-8173.

MONDAY, SEPT. 18
Historic Anniversaries: Events and People that Changed the Course of the World, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. $12 per lecture. Series is $60. “The Fall of the House of Romanov.” Dr. Stephen Berk to present. See 9/25, 10/29, 16, and 23. Reg., Info.– 518-393-9211.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 19
Library Book Talk: Moonglow, 12:15 p.m., Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany. Free.  Dr. Martha Rozett to discuss book by Michael Chabon. Info.– Info.–518-427-4300.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 23
Shabbat Shuvah Dinner and Learn, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $13 members; $15 non-members. Rabbi Paikan leads discussion on High Holidays for the Tribe group. Res., bethemethalbany.org. Info.—Brad Morris, bamorris1991@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 24
Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg,” 7 – 9:30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.S5. Biography/Kempner documentary about Gertrude Berg, entertainer. Res., Info.–518-584-8730 opt. 2.

MONDAY, SEPT. 25
Historic Anniversaries: Events and People that Changed the Course of the World, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. $12 per lecture. Series is $60. “The Great October.” Dr. Stephen Berk to present. See 10/2, 9, 16, and 23. Reg., Info.– 518-393-9211.   

SUNDAY, OCT. 1
Sukkah Raising, 8-9:30 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info.– Deb Sokoler, 518-436-976, debbie.sokoler@gmail.com.

MONDAY, OCT. 2
Historic Anniversaries: Events and People that Changed the Course of the World, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. $12 per lecture. Series is $60. “America, the Great War.” Dr. Stephen Berk to present. See 10/9, 16, and 23. Reg., Info.– 518-393-9211.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
Sukkot Service/Pizza in the Hut, 5:30-7 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info. – Deb Sokoler, 518-436-9761, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

FRIDAY, OCT. 6
Shabbat Unplugged Potluck Dinner/Service, 5:30- 8 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info. – Deb Sokoler, 518-436-9761, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

MONDAY, OCT. 9
Historic Anniversaries: Events and People that Changed the Course of the World, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. $12 per lecture. Series is $60. “The Balfour Declaration.” Dr. Stephen Berk to present. See 10/16, and 23. Reg., Info.– 518-393-9211.

TUESDAY, OCT. 10
WP Bus Trip To Sharon Springs, 10:30 a.m. leaves from the Jewish Federation, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. Ron Ketelson to discuss “The Jewish History of Sharon Springs” Adm., Info.–518-783-7800.

SUNDAY, OCT. 15
Adirondack Hike and Brewery Visit, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. from Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. BE brotherhood sponsored hike of Hadley Mountain, visit to Schmalz Brewery. Res. by 10/12 to Mark Swyer, mdswyer@hotmail.com.

MONDAY, OCT. 16
Historic Anniversaries: Events and People that Changed the Course of the World, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. $12 per lecture. Series is $60. “1947, A Year of Change.” Dr. Stephen Berk to present. See 10/23. Reg., Info.– 518-393-9211.   

TUESDAY, OCT. 17
Mah Jongg Tournament, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info.– Jan Rubenstein, janr@nycap.rr.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18
Lunch and Learn with Norman Mendel, 12 -1:30 p.m., Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Nine sessions on Reform Judaism. BYOL. Info. – Deb Sokoler, 518-436-9761, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

Chapter One Book Club, 6:45 – 8 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Men Without Women, by Haruki Murakami to be discussed. Res. by 10/18, Nancy Lozman, nlozman1@aol.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20
Shabbat with Rabbi Gary P. Zola, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Dinner, service. $18 dinner, children free. Zola, executive director, Jacob Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives at HUC/JIR Cincinnati. Res. by 10/18 to bethemethalbany.org. Info.–Deb Sokoler, 518-436-9761, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

MONDAY, OCT. 23
Historic Anniversaries: Events and People that Changed the Course of the World, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. $12 per lecture. Series is $60. “The Six -Day War.” Dr. Stephen Berk to present. Reg., Info.– 518-393-9211.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25
Lunch and Learn with Norman Mendel, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Second session on Reform Judaism. BYOL. Info. – Deb Sokoler, 518-436-9761, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

AJCC Book Mavens, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $2.25. Irene Rosenthal will review Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls. Res. for 4:45 p.m. Sixty Plus Dining, by 10/24, Info.–518-438-6651, ext. 112, claires@albanyjcc.org.

SUNDAY, OCT. 29
Daughters of Sarah Auxiliary Luncheon,
11:30 a.m.  Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 180 Washington Avenue Extension Albany.

TUESDAY, NOV.14
Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration, 7 – 9 p.m. Page Hall, University At Albany downtown campus, 135 Western Ave., Albany. Info.– 518-783-7800

ONGOING EVENTS

“Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe,” photos by Loli Kantor, Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Mass. Brechner Gallery thru Oct. 15. Info. –413-256-4900. 

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

Talmud for Beginners, Wednesdays. 7 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad 393 Delaware Ave., Albany Info.–Rabbi Nachman Simon, 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. Info.–518-374-8173 or Amy Drucker, 518-783-7800.

Knit and Nosh Club, Mondays 7 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org, or 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. 438-7858.

Advanced Beginners Hebrew class: Shaaray Tefila, 68 Bay St., Glens Falls. Advanced Beginners Hebrew Class in the synagogue library. Fridays, noon until p.m. Dolly Morrissey will lead the class. Res. Dolly Morrissey at 793-1662. A Hebrew literature class is held after the Saturday morning kiddush.

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. 495-0779 or info@cliftonparkchabad.com.

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

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

Torah Studies, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. W/ Rabbi Jeffrey Ronald. At Beth El, 3 Marion Ave., Glens Falls. 792-4364.

Torah Studies, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. By Clifton Pk. Chabad’s Rabbi Yossi Rubin. At Clifton Pk. Library, 475 Moe Rd. 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. 371-0608.

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

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