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FRIDAY JULY 20
Matzah 2020 Project Shabbat Potluck, 5:30 p.m. Z Farm, 225 Carpenter Rd., Ghent, weeding cover crop in preparation for planting the grain that will become matzah.project of the Chatham Synagogue. Info.–  518-392-1454.

SATURDAY, JULY 21
BE Barbecue And Park Playhouse, 5:30 p.m. barbecue at Beth Emeth,100 Academy Rd., Albany. $5. Bus to “Damn Yankees” at 7:15 p.m. Play, $25, general seating.  Res by 7/14, Info.– Jay Hurewitz, 518-439-7226.

Torah on Tap, 3-5 p.m. MochaLisa’s Café, Clifton Park Center, 22 Clifton Country Rd. Clifton Park. Conversation about the week’s Torah reading. Info.– Arnold Rotenberg, 518-374-8173 or e-mail at arotenberg@cgoh.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 22
B.E., Hudson River Rafting, Barbecue, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $75. Carpool. Whitewater rafting. Barbecue, 3:30 p.m. Info.– Mark Swyer, mdswyer@hotmail.com, 518-857-2850.

MONDAY, JULY 23
“Sammy Davis, Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” 4 p.m., “Foxtrot,” 8 p.m. Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox, Mass. matinee $7, evening, $10. The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival (Mondays to 7/13) Info.– www.berkshirejewishfilmfestival.org or 413-445-4872, ext.10.

THURSDAY, JULY 26
The Berkshires Jewish Festival of Books, 7 p.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Rd., Great Barrington, Mass. $20. Francine Klagsbrun to discuss her latest book, Lioness, a biography of Golda Meir. Res., Info.– 413-528-6378, or hevreh.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 27
The Berkshires Jewish Festival of Books, 10:45 a.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Rd., Great Barrington, Mass. $35. Paula Shoyer to discuss her book The Healthy Jewish Kitchen. Luncheon will use recipes from the book. Res., Info.– 413-528-6378, or hevreh.org.

Recharging Judaism: How Civic Engagement is Good for Synagogues, Jews, and America, 6:15 p.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Rd., Great Barrington, Mass. Free. Theme of Rabbi Judith Schindler after Shabbat service. The Berkshires Jewish Festival of Books. Info.– 413-528-6378, or hevreh.org.

JTS—“Watering The Soul: Rain, Dew, And Spiritual Care,” 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass. $25. Rabbi Mychal Springer, director of the Center for Pastoral Education, JTS Back To Nature lectures. Reg., Info.– Lynn Feinman, 212- 678-8821 or lyfeinman@jtsa.edu.

Camp Givah Shabbat Dinner, 6 – 8 p.m. Temple Israel of Albany, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. Service at 7 p.m. Info.–Sierra Lynch, 518-438-7858, ext. 111 or programs@tialbany.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 28
Recharging Judaism: How Civic Engagement is Good for Synagogues, Jews, and America, 10 a.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Rd., Great Barrington, Mass. Free. Theme of Rabbi Judith Schindler after Shabbat service. Kiddish Lunch N Learn 12 p.m. The Berkshires Jewish Festival of Books. Info.– 413-528-6378, or hevreh.org.

The Berkshires Jewish Festival of Books, 4 p.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Rd., Great Barrington, Mass. Drag Queen Story Hour. Sparkle Boy by Leslea Newman will be read. Sparkle havdalah, snacks. Info.– 413-528-6378, or hevreh.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 29
Iom Romi (A Day in Rome), “Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana,” 2 p.m. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst, Mass. $6 members, $8 nonmembers. Roman Jewish community depicted. Cuban Jewish Community depicted. Info.–413-256-4900 or yiddishbookcenter.org/events.

Maccabi Fund-raiser, 8 – 10 a.m. Applebees, 291 Rte. 9W Glenmont. Flapjacks to raise funds for local 2018 Maccabi Sports team $6. Info.– 518-438-6651, ext. 113, AndrewK@albanyjcc.org.

The Berkshires Jewish Festival of Books, 10 a.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Rd., Great Barrington, Mass. $20. Rachel Kadish, author of The Weight of Ink, will be interviewed by Judith Rosenbaum, executive director of the Jewish Women’s Archive, co-sponsor. Brunch. Res., Info.– 413-528-6378, or hevreh.org.

Battle Of The BBQs Competition, 2-5 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. $20 with res by 7/25, $25 after, $10 per child, Benefit for Shalom Food Pantry. Various organizaions  to compete in various  categories. Res., Info.– 518 439-3310 or chanie@shalomfoodpantry.com.

Lox & Learn. 9-10 a.m. Clifton Park Chabad, 495 Moe Rd, Clifton Park. Lesson on “the Holy Home” Adults, kids welcome. Separate kids’ lesson. Res., Info. 518-495-0772.

Hadassah Capital District Day At The Lake, 12-4 p.m. Camp Olam, 131 Dunham Reservoir Rd., Cropseyville. $10 per car. Fund-raiser for Youth Aliyah Scholarships. Swimming, water trampoline, boating and tennis. Parve or dairy potluck. Res.by 7/22, Info.–symalapides@yahoo.com.

Jewish Community Cookout at Haviland’s Cove 3-6 p.m. off Bush Street, Glens Falls. Free. Sponsored by Congregation Shaaray Tefila, Temple Beth El, Glens Falls. Food, games, swimming and kayaking. Kosher. Res., Info.– Scott Schwartz, 518-792-3408 or Ellen Katz, 518-793-3216.

Beth Tephilah Baseball Dinner Program, 4 p.m. Beth Tephilah, 82 River St., Troy.Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story” will be screened. Virtual interactive baseball game, picnic. Res., Info.– Elisheva Morrison, 518-894-3490.

BE Brotherhood ValleyCats Baseball Game, 5 p.m. Joseph Bruno Stadium, North Greenbush. $10 members; $12 for non-members. Info.-  Mike Horelick at 518-452-1412.

 MONDAY, JULY 30
“Keep the Change, 4 p.m., “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds: The Conductor Zubin Mehta,” 8 p.m. Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox, Mass. matinee $7, evening, $10. The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival (Mondays to 7/13) Info.– www.berkshirejewishfilmfestival.org or 413-445-4872, ext.10.

TUESDAY JULY 31
The Last Jewish Mobster, 7 p.m. Saratoga Chabad, 130 Circular St., Saratoga Springs. $10. Myron Sugerman will talk about his connections to the mob and relate the mob’s impact on the 1930s American Nazi Party. Wine and cheese, dessert reception to follow. Info.– 518-584-8730 opt. 2. or www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Reg. –bethemethalbany.org. Info. – Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

FRIDAY, AUG. 3
Beth Shalom Friday Night Live, 7 p.m. Beth Shalom, 88 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park, Adirondack Klezmer and Jazz Band to be featured. Info.– 518-584-8730 opt. 2, or www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org.

SUNDAY, AUG. 5
“Restoring Tomorrow,” 2 p.m. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst, Mass. $6 members, $8 nonmembers. L.A. temple and its rebuilding. Directed by Aaron Wolf. Info.–413-256-4900 or yiddishbookcenter.org/events.

Federations’ Musical Fund-raising Brunch, 11 a.m. Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St., Catskill. $25. Performance by cellist Ela Kabillo and brunch. “ Yiddish: The Future for a Culture with a Past” with Henry Sapoznik” to be presented. Ulster Federation and Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY program. Res., Info.– 845-338-8131.

Frisco Kid,” 7 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. $5. Older comedic western movie with Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford. Panel discussion and dessert reception. Info.– 518-584-8730, opt. 2, or www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org.

Chatham Synagogue Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 1536 County Route 28, Chatham Center. To benefit Hudson’s Perfect Ten afterschool. Info.– 518-392-1454. 

MONDAY, AUG. 6
“A Classy Broad,” 4 p.m., “The Cakemaker,” 8 p.m. Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox, Mass. matinee $7, evening, $10. The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival (Mondays to 7/13) Info.– www.berkshirejewishfilmfestival.org or 413-445-4872, ext.10.

TUESDAY, AUG. 7
Canasta Tournament, 9- 3 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $25. BYOL. Prizes.  Res. by 7/30, Info.– Ellie Safranko, 518-489-1082.

FRIDAY, AUG. 10
JTS—“Thinking With Trees: What  Biblical Verse Reveals About Relationship To Nature,” 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass. $25. Rabbi Eliezer Diamond, Rabbi Judah Nadich, asociate prof. of Talmud and rabbinics, JTS Back To Nature lectures. Reg., Info.– Lynn Feinman, 212- 678-8821 or lyfeinman@jtsa.edu.

Temple Israel of Catskill Open House, 6 – 7 p.m. Routes 385 and 23, Catskill. Music of bassist Robert Bard. Shabbat service follows. Info.– 518-943-5758.

SUNDAY, AUG. 12
Shlock Rock concert, 7 p.m. Filene Hall, Skidmore College. $10, $5, children, veterans. American-Israeli rock band since 1986, performs parodies of pop-rock secular songs and original rock songs in Hebrew and English. Info.– 518-584-8730 opt. 2, or www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org.

Day at B’nai, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd. Albany. Free. Open house and festival. A bounce house, games, crafts, face painting, social action project, music, dancing and refreshments. Info.­518-482-5283 or office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.

MONDAY, AUG. 13
“Holy Communion, or To Be A Child Again, Israel,” 4 p.m., “The Last Suit,” 8 p.m. Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox, Mass. matinee $7, evening, $10. The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival (Mondays to 7/13) Info.– www.berkshirejewishfilmfestival.org or 413-445-4872, ext.10.

TUESDAY, AUG. 14
Mah Jongg Tournament, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $22. BYOL. Reg. online by 8/7 at bethemethalbany.org. Info. – Jan Rubenstein, 518-459-4118.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 
AJCC Book Mavens, 3 – 4:30 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Faye Silton, retired educator, leads the conversation about Tova Mirvis’ The Book of Separation. Sixty-Plus Dining is available following review. Res. required by 9:30 a.m. 7/24. Info.– 518-438-665, ext. 112, claires@albanyjcc.org.

THURSDAY, AUG. 16
“Turning Towards Forgiveness,” 6 p.m. Ambrosia Diner, 321 W Bridge St., Catskill. Free. Temple Israel of Catskill Nosh ’N Learn program. Info.– 518 -943-5758.

Countdown to Rosh Hashanah Potluck, B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Review at services for the Days of Awe. Info.– 518-482-5283.

FRIDAY AUG. 17
Shaaray Tefila Potluck Shabbat, Crandall Park., Glens Falls, Outdoor service. Res., Info.–Dolly Morrissey : 518-793-1662.

SATURDAY, AUG. 18
Berith Sholom Dinner, Havdalah On The Hudson, 7 p.m.  Captain JP., Front and State St., Troy. $54. Res. by 8/1, Info.– 518-272-8872.

SUNDAY, AUG. 19
L’Antiquaire (The Art Dealer),” 2 p.m. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst, Mass. $6 members, $8 nonmembers. Woman seeks  to recover art stolen by Nazis. Directed by François Margolin. Info.–413-256-4900 or yiddishbookcenter.org/events.

Israel Congregation Of Manchester’s !00th Year Gala, 5:30 p.m. Barrows House, Dorset, Vt. Adm., Dinner, dancing, International concert and recording artist Maxine Linehan. Info.­802-362-4578.

TUESDAY, AUG. 21
Temple Israel of Catskill Book Discussion Group, 220 Spring St., Catskill. The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France’s Most Daring Anti-Nazi by Paul Kix will be discussed. Info.– 518-943-5758.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22
“Sammy Davis Jr., I’ve Gotta be Me,” 2 p.m. Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs. $5. Documentary about actor/singer /dancer. USA, 2018, 100 mins. Directed by Sam Pollard. English. Discussion to follow film. Info.– 518-584-8730 opt. 2. or www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org.

WP New York City Trip, 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. Jewish Federation of NENY, The Golub Center. Cost Includes round-trip transportation, Museum of Jewish Heritage and production of Fiddler on the Roof and kosher boxed lunch and snacks. Women’s Philanthropy, but open to men. Info. –Linda Pollack at 518-783-7800 ext. 234.

FRIDAY, AUG . 24
JTSGardens Of The Golden Age: The Pleasures And Perils Of Nature In Medieval Hebrew Literature,” 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass. $25. Dr. Raymond Scheindlin, prof. emeritus of Medieval Hebrew literature, JTS Back To Nature lectures. Reg., Info.– Lynn Feinman, 212- 678-8821 or lyfeinman@jtsa.edu

SUNDAY, AUG. 26
Jewish Heritage Night at the Valley Cats, 3- 9 p.m. Joe Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburg Ave., Troy.  Adm. Summer reading, 3:30 p.m, first pitch, 5 p.m., Kosher food available, fireworks. Ticket arrangements by 8/17 at the Jewish Federation of NENY. Info.–KB Goodkin, 518-783-7800, ext. 222.

Newburgh Jewish Music Series, 4- 6 p.m. People’s Park, 1 Washington St., Newburgh. Music of Jewish origin, including Broadway musical, jazz and traditional. Info.– 225-366-2442.

TUESDAY, AUG. 28
Temple Sinai Jewish Book Program, 6-7 p.m. Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Fran Hawthorne, writer, to discuss her debut novel The Heirs.

“Discover Your Elijah Moment,” 7-9 p.m. Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 180 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. Free. Rabbi Daniel Cohen will discuss purpose, positivity, and passion. Res. by 8/24 to Dorrie Phillips at 518- 724-3261 or at foundation@dossc.org.

SUNDAY, AUG. 29
Shalom Festival, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, food, music, art, and activities for all ages. Performance by Golfstrom Band. Info.– 518-584-8730 opt. 2. or www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
Ulster County Fall For Art, 5-8 p.m. The Chateau, Kingston. Jewish Federation of Ulster County’s Fall art show and cocktail reception fund-raiser. Info.–www.fallforart.org or 845-338-8131.

Holy Simcha, Super Dan! An evening honoring Daniel Flax, 5:30 p.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York to honor Flax. Adm., Info.– 518-783-7800.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16
Dunkin’ Run—5K And 10K USATF Road Race, 8 a.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Entry fees prior to 9/1 are $29 and after 9/1/18 are $33 for both 5K/10K/10K Masters and 15K Men’s/Woman’s race. Kids 12 and under Munchkin run is $13 before and after 9/1. Reg. Info.– www.albanyjcc.org or contact Tom at Tomw@albanyjcc.org.

“We Were so Beloved,”  7 – 9:30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway Saratoga Springs. $5. Film, panel discussion, dessert reception. Res., Info.–518-584-8730, opt. 2.

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.

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.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

“The Whipping Man,” Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt., thru 8/22. Adm. Info.– 802-447-0564.

Adult Israeli Dance, 7:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays. $10/per class. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., 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.