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MONDAY, MARCH 25 
Kosher/Soul?: Black-Jewish Identity Cooking, 7 p.m. Skidmore College; Filene Hall, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Free. Lecture by Chef Michael Twitty. Twitty, also a Judaic studies teacher, will demonstrate and discuss. Info. –https://www.skidmore.edu/perlow/michael-twitty.php

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction? The Myth of the Jewish American Princess. 12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Scott Shpeen. BYOL. Info. – Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

From South Pearl Street to Suburbia: Jews of Albany” 6:30-7 p.m. Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd. Albany. Scheduled as part of the Jewish Voices at the AJCC.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Women’s Philanthropy Presents Dynamic Duo: Kveller & The Nosher, 6:45– 8:45 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. $20, advance, $25, at the door. Moderated by Kathryn Zox,Jordana Horn and Shannon Sarna will re-enact Kveller.com podcast “Call Your Mother.” Discussion on parenting. Info.–Linda Pollack Kessler at 518- 783-7800, ext. 234 or lpollack@jewishfedny.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29
Founder’s Day Service, 8 p.m. B’nai Shalom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Annual local combined Reform Movement Shabbat service.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
Sip “N’ Sing Coffeehouse, 8:10 -10 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. Congregants, $15, Non-Members, $20. Children, $10. Havdallah, musical performances by Alan and Dan Goldberg. Reg., Info.– www.ohavshalom.org or 518-489-4706.

B’nai Sholom Bet Kafeh 7 p.m. B’nai Sholom 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Free. Singer/songwriters Phil Teumim and Will Vail will host the open mic coffeehouse. Opportunity for singers, poets, storytellers. Info.– 518-482-5283 or office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show,” 8 p.m. Underground at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. $15 advance; $20 day of. Info.–518-346-6204 proctors.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31
“The Last Suit,” 7:15 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. 10, $5 for JCC members. SJCC film festival. Prof. Stephen Berk to discuss. Info.– 518-377-8803.

“Bridging the Divide,” 10:30 a.m.  Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Free. Presenters Beth Martinez, Robbie Routenberg, Kathlean McLean to discuss respectful interactions. Men’s club breakfast, 9:30 a.m. $7. Reg.by 3/26. Info.–518-393-9211.

MONDAY, APRIL 1
AJCC Model Passover Seder, 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the AJCC auditorium, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $14. Rabbi Roy Feldman, to conduct. Full-course dinner. Info.– 518-438-6651, ext. 112, claires@albanyjcc.org.

One Story Of Holocaust Survival: A Tailor’s Journey, 6 p.m.  Colonie Town Library, Arnon, Adler will relate his Hungarian father’s tale. Sponsored by Colonie Chai, The Sage Colleges and the Colonie Jewish community lecture fund. Res., Info.– Chaicentercolonie@gmail.com.

“B’tzelem Elohim: (In God’s Image) The Ethical Implication of an Embodied God,” 6 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. $10. Dr. Joshua Kulp of Israel to discuss. Dairy dinner. Info.–518- 783-7800.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2
“One Week to Israel’s Big Election: What Next?” 7 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany.  Free. Dr. David Pollock, Bernstein fellow at The Washington Institute, to discuss. Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and Jewish National Fund (JNF) program.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 3
“Shalom Bollywood,” 12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lunch and Learn. Documentary about Jewish stars of India’s film industry. BYOL. Info. – Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Creative Life with Paul Reiser, 8 p.m. Page Hall, University at Albany’s downtown campus, 135 Western Ave., Albany. Free. Joe Donahue  will have a conversation with Reiser, actor, writer, comedian, musician. Info.– 518-442-3997.

Chocolate Seder, 7-9 p.m. Beth Emeth.100 Academy Rd., Albany. $28 for sisterhood, $36 for non-members. Cantor Schechtman to conduct sisterhood program.Info.– 518-436-9761, ext. 230, or dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

“Renewing American Judaism: Experimentation and Creativity in a Changing Landscape,” 7:30 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Live stream JTS panel to discuss. Inspired by Dr. Jack Wertheimer’s new book. He will be part of the panel. Info.– 518-393-9211.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Jews Of Vermont Summit, through April 7, Killington Grand Resort Hotel, Vt. Activities, lectures Adm. Info.– 802-442-9645. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6
“A Culinary History of Jews in America (Based on the Astrological Signs of the Delicatessen),” 8 p.m. Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. $18 thru 4/5. $20 at door. Comedy and history. With comedian Seth Front.  Res., Info.– 518-374-8173, or klaws@cogh.org.

“FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point,” 7:30 p.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Free. Documentary examines the healthcare system. Dr. Frederick Eames, a diagnostic radiologist sub-specializing in neuroradiology, will lead discussion. Info.– 518-482-5283 or office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.

NCAA Final Four (Semi-final) Viewing, Dinner, 6 – 10 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. BYOB. B.E. Brotherhood dinner. Res. – Steve Lerner at slerner@vanguardfine.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7
Jewish Food Festival, 12-3 p.m. Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. $20, adults, $8, 13-17, free, those under 12. Unlimited samples. Vendors, restaurants,  congregants prepare and offer food. Drawings, kid programing. Info.­–518-374-8173.

Developmental Disabilities Seder, 4- 6 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. Free. Family and caregivers welcome. Light meal. Res. by 3/29. Info.-518-869-0615, or sfdda.ohav@gmail.com.

Friendship Circle Gala Dinner, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Elks Lodge. 25 S. Allen St., Albany. $54, $72, couple. Info.– chaya@capitalfriends.org 518-488-8992.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info. – Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

Albany Congregations’ Mitzvah Day, 11:30 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lunch and afternoon community tikkun olam efforts. Reg. by 3/31 at bethemethalbany.org,  Info.–Gail Kendall at 40rosedale@gmail.com.

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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9
Seder Stories, Passover Memories, 7:30 p.m. Schenectady Jewish Community Center, Schenectady JCC 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Evening of sharing and refreshments.  Reg., Info.– 518-377-8803, or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

Mah Jongg Tournament, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany.$22. BYOL. Reg.– 3/31, bethemethalbany.org. Info. – Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14
Women’s Community Seder, 5-8 p.m. Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. $10. Veg. potluck. Res. by 4/12 womensseder@cgoh.org. Info.– Laura Ehrich, 518-374-8173.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18
Pre-Pesach Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. Adults, $18, child, $10, family, $54. Res. by 4/12. Info.– 518-489-4706, ext. 10

FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Gates Of Heaven Community Seder, 6-9 p.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Catered buffet. $45/ adult, $15 /children 5-12, $5 for younger. Max. is $110/family prior to 3/29. Res., Info.– Laura Ehrich at 518-374-8173 & lehrich@cgoh.org

Temple Sinai Community Seder, 6-9 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Catered. prior to 3/29: $25, adult, $10, child (under 13) $60, family max. Participants involved with meal. Res., Info.– Contact office@saratogasinai.org.

Bethlehem Chabad Community Seder, 7-9:30 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. $30 adult, $10, child. After 4/12 additional $10. Info.–518-439-3310.

Anshe Emeth Community Seder, 6 p.m. Anshe Emeth Synagogue, 240 Joslen Blvd., Hudson. $30, adults, $15, children  under 12. Res. by 4/8. Info.–518-828-6848.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Temple Israel of Catskill Community Seder, 5 p.m. Bistro 27 – Catskill Golf Club, 27 Brooks Lane, Catskill. Res. Info.– 518-943-5758.

Beth Emeth Community Seder, 5:30-9 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Adm. Cantor Schechtman  to lead. Res. by 4/16,  Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

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.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28
AJCC Pillars of the Community Awards, 10 a.m.-noon. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lauren & Harold Iselin, Deb & Joe Riitano and Adrienne & Dr. Bill Rockwood to receive award. Info.– Lisa Morlitz at LisaM@albanyjcc.org.

“Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer” 7- 9:30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. $5. Panel discussion and dessert following the movie. Res., Info.– office@saratogasinai.org or 518-584-8730, opt 2.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
Pearl Event, 6 p.m. GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady. Janice Kaplan, author of The Gratitude Diaries at Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY women’s program. Adm., Res. Info.– info@jewishfedny.org 518-783-7800.

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.

TUESDAY, MAY 7
Evan Yom Ha-Shoah Lecture, 7 p.m. Assembly Hall (Campus Center, second floor), University a;;t Albany. Prof. Elissa Bemporad (Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY), will present on “Modern Permutations of an Ancient Anti-Semitic Myth: The Blood Libel during the Holocaust.” Info.– 518-442-5300, or  ffrancesconi@albany.edu.

THURSDAY, MAY 9
Yom Ha’Atzmaut Community Celebration, 7 p.m. The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany. $12, adults, $8 children. Israel Independence Day celebration featuring Six13, a cappella vocal band.  Info.–518-783-7800.

MONDAY, MAY 20
Jewish National Fund Breakfast for Israel, 7:30- 9 a.m. Albany Marriott.189 Wolf Rd., Albany. Free. “A Desert Frontier: Challenges of Development in the Arava” will be the theme of Tania Pons Allon. Res., Info.– Rina Wagman, campaign executive, New England rwagman@jnf.org or 617-423-0999, ext. 812.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Holocaust Essay Award Ceremony, 7 p.m. Community Rm. The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Ave. Ext, Albany. Assembly Member Phil Steck (District 110) to speak. Winning students to read essays.

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.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
AJCC Book Mavens, 3-4:30 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Rabbi Susan Gulack reviews Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by Ariel Burger. Info.– claires@albanyjcc.org, 518-438-6651 ext. 112.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21
AJCC Book Mavens, 3-4:30 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Rabbi Beverly Magidson reviews Playing with Matches by Suri Rosen. Info.– claires@albanyjcc.org, 518-438-6651 ext. 112.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18
AJCC Book Mavens, 3-4:30 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Faye Silton reviews A River Could Be a Tree: A Memoir by Angela Himsel. Info.– claires@albanyjcc.org, 518-438-6651 ext. 112.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13
AJCC Book Mavens, 3-4:30 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Ruchel Weitz, reviews Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse. Info.– claires@albanyjcc.org, 518-438-6651 ext. 112.

ONGOING EVENTS

B’nai Sholom Monthly Tot Shabbats 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. 30-minute service is preceded by 5 p.m. reception. 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/19, 9/13,10/11,11/ 8,12/13. 

Song is the Pen of the Soul” Course, B’nai Sholom 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. March 26. Adm. 518-482-5283.

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

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, thru 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.