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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20
Early Modern Encounters between Religious Specialists: Jesuits in Ethiopia and India, 7:30 p.m. Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Free. Discussion with Leonardo Cohen, 2018 Greenberg Middle East Scholar-in-Residence, Skidmore College and Jesse Sargent, historian of Jesuit missions in Asia. Info.– cmerrill@skidmore.edu 518-580-5590.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
“Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels,” 8 p.m. SJCC Film Festival, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. $10, $5, JCC members. Discussion to be led by Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein and Rabbi Linda Motzkin of Saratoga. Documentary about Holocaust refuges finding asylum in Cuba.  USA, 2017. 46 minutes, English. Info.–518-377-8803.

“Judaism’s Agricultural Roots,” noon. Chatham Synagogue/Netivot Torah,1536 Rte. 28, Chatham Center. Lunch and learn discussion led by Dr. Fran Snyder. Res., Info.– Lydia Kukoff, kukoff@aol.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23
B’Yachad Sukkot Farm Day, 9:30 a.m. – noon. Vale Urban Farm, Brandywine entrance to the Vale Cemetery, Schenectady. B’Yachad Collaborative Religious School plans Sukkot Farm Volunteer Day. Info.– 1-518-438-7858.

“Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels,” 2 p.m. (film only) SJCC Film Festival, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. $10, $5, JCC members. Documentary about Holocaust refuges finding asylum in Cuba. USA, 2017. 46 minutes, English. Info.– 518-377-8803.

B.E. Sukkot Decorating, Service, 5 – 7 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Decorate at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. service, followed by Sushi oneg in the sukkah. Info. – Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

Sukkot Matzoh 2020 Potluck, 5:30 p.m., Zfarm Sukkah, 225 Carpenter Rd., Ghent. Spelt seed-sowing, Sukkot service, dairy/vegetarian potluck dinner. Res., Info.– Marsha Kessler marshakessler@earthlink.net.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26
Sukkot Celebration, 5 p.m. Chai Jewish Center, 284 Osborne Rd., Loudonville. Info.– 518–368-7886.

T.I. Children’s Sukkot Program, 4 p.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. Stories, crafts in sukkah. Res., Info.–Sierra Lynch, 518-438-7858.

Community Sukkot Kosher Barbecue, Program, 6 -8 p.m. Greenbush YMCA, 20 Community Way, East Greenbush. Info. – 518-477-2570.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
Literacy Volunteer Kick-Off Event. 11:30 a.m. Jewish Federation of NENY,184 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany. Info.Robyn Easton at 518-783-7800, ext. 231.

The Power of Palestine: Imperishable in a Transnational World, 7:30 p.m. Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Free. Discussion with Karam Dana, associate prof Middle East Politics and Islamic studies, University of Washington Bothell. Info.– cmerrill@skidmore.edu, or 518-580-5590.

Spaghetti In The Sukkah, 5:30 p.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. Adults, $10, children $5, fam., $32. Res. by 9/21, Info.–Sierra Lynch, 518-438-7858.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
Alicia Ostriker To Receive Whitman Citation of Merit For Poets, 7:30 p.m. Campus Center Ballroom, UAlbany Uptown Campus. Also Colson Whitehead to receive Wharton Citation of Merit For Fiction Writers.  Ostriker has been named NYS Poet.  Both will read.  Info.–NYS Writers Institute, 518-442-5620.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
“The Origins of Soul Food,” 11 to 11:45 a.m. Campus Center Ballroom, UAlbany Uptown Campus, Albany. Free. Black and Jewish kosher soul food cook Michael W. Twitty to join food panel discussion as part of the all day Writers Institute Albany Book Festival. Mark Kurlansky, Francis Lam, Leyla Moushabeck, and Steve Barnes to join food panel. Info.– 518-442-5620.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
Stein K’ Tanim Newborns -pre-schoolers, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. 1st of 7 sessions through April. Torah and holidays through stories, music, crafts, nosh. Info. – Joni Lieberman Basen, 518-436-9761, ext. 227.

Simchat Torah Service/Dinner, 5 -7:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Dinner $5,adults; children, free. Reg. by 9/27 at bethemethalbany.org. Info. – Deb Sokoler, atdsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

Shaara Tfille Craft and Vendor Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs. Free. Info. –518-584-2370, or saratogajcc@albany.twcbc.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Women’s Philanthropy Paint And Sip, 7 p.m. Jewish Federation of NENY, 184 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany. Info.518-783-7800.

SUNDAY, OCT. 7
Carrot Festival, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Free. Vendors, crafts, food carrot cake, entertainment, kids’ activities. Info.– 518-393-9211.

“Disturbing the Peace,” 7- 9;30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. $5. Film, with panel discussion and dessert reception. Res., Info.–518-584-8730, opt. 2 for reservations.

THURSDAY, OCT. 11
Memoir Writing Workshop, 1-3 p.m. B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $40, $32, congregants. PJ Library and children’s author Linda Elovitz Marshall to lead workshop. Pre-registration required. Info.–­518-482-5283.

AJCC Concert-in-the-Afternoon, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Albany JCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $12 prior to 10/ 11, $15 after. A Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute performed by Solomon Kee. Info.–518-438-6651, ext. 112, claires@albanyjcc.org.

SUNDAY, OCT. 14
Swing Docs Band Concert, 3 – 5 p.m. Beth Israel Synagogue, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady. $12. Viennese dessert table. Info.– 518-377-3700.

SUNDAY, OCT. 21
Klezmer Concert, 2-4 p.m. Jupiter Hall, Lucky Strike Social, Crossgates Mall, Crossgates Mall Rd., Albany. Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band of Boston to perform. Adm., Info.– 518-441-0856.

MONDAY, OCT. 22
Jews, Muslims, And Music In The 20th Century Maghrib: A History In 3 Records, 7:30 p.m. Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Free. Discussion with Chris Silver, assistant prof. of Jewish history, McGill University. Skidmore College. Info.– cmerrill@skidmore.edu, or 518-580-5590.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24 
AJCC Book Mavens, 3 – 4:30 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Ruchel Weitz, Yiddish Hebrew teacher, reviews After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by Fiddler on the Roof by Alexandra Silber. Sixty-Plus Dining is available following review. Res. required by 9:30 a.m. the day of the meal, Info.– 518-438-665, ext. 112, claires@albanyjcc.org.

THURSDAY, OCT. 25
From The East Side To The West Side: The Jewish West Side Story: A History In 3 Records, 7 p.m. Zankel Music Center. Ladd Hall. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Free. Lecture by Elizabeth Wells, dean of arts Mount Allison University. Info.– cmerrill@skidmore.edu, or 518-580-5590.

THURSDAY, NOV. 1
An Evening With Matisyahu, 7:30 p.m. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St., Troy. Adm. Jewish singer, rapper, beatboxer, and alternative rocker Matisyahu. To perform acoustic versions of his songs.  Info.–518-273-0038, www.troymusichall.org.

MONDAY, NOV. 5
“Loaves Of Love” Challah Baking, 7 p.m. Clifton Park Senior Center, 6 Clifton Common Ct. $10. Clifton Park Chabad JWC. Info.–Leah Rubin 518- 495-0779. 

TUESDAY, NOV. 13
Kristallnacht.Commemoration: Screening “Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust” 6 p.m., Clifton Park Halfmoon Library, 47 5 Moe Rd, Clifton Park Josh Sussman will play melodies. Sponsored by Clifton Park Chabad, Res., Info. – 518-495-0772.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16
Shabbat Memoirs, Melodies, 6 p.m.  Clifton Park Chabad, 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park, Monthly communal Friday night dinner. Info.–Leah Rubin 518- 495-0779. 

SUNDAY, NOV. 18
Cantor Jack MendelsonIn Concert, 3:30 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2017 Union St., Schenectady. $20 prior to Oct. 1, $25 after, $10, students. Info.–518-393-9211.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 
AJCC Book Mavens, 3-4:30 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Retired educator, Judy Arian-Eson, talks about Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul. Sixty-Plus Dining is available following review. Res. required by 9:30 a.m. the day of the meal, Info.– 518-438-665, ext. 112, claires@albanyjcc.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1
The Klezmatics —“Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah” Concert, 7:30 p.m. The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St., Troy, $34, $29. Info.–  518-273-0038.

ONGOING EVENTS

“Poland What Will We Do With You: Poland and Its Jews,” Wednesdays, 9/12, 26,10/3,19,17. 7:30  – 9 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. $12 per session. Dr. Stephen Berk’s history/analysis class.518-393-9211.

“Judeophobia: Ancient Origins of Anti-Semitism” 9/27, 7-8:45 p.m., B’nai Sholom Synagogue, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Steven Stark-Riemer to teach. $54, $36 for B’nai Sholom members. 518-482-5283.

Pirkei Avot Class Women’s Table, Wednesdays thru 12/26/18. 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Jewish Federation of NENY, 184 Washington Avenue Ext. Albany. $18. Rabbi Deb Gordon to teach. Info.– 518-783-7800.

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 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. 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.

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, Mondays, 12-4 p.m. At 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.