ALBANY – Congregation Beth Emeth has scheduled a free brunch for members of the Beth Emeth Sisterhood and Brotherhood from 10 a.m.-noon on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd.  Members’ dues may be paid at the door.

Rabbi Scott Shpeen of Beth Emeth will chat with Paul Grondahl, a Times Union contributor and a columnist who now heads the New York State Writers Institute. The two will discuss Grondahl’s book, Mayor Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma.

Fans of the New York Giants will have a chance to win four tickets to the team’s New Year’s Day game in a raffle benefiting the congregation. The congregation is selling 100 entries to the raffle, at $36 each, on its website, and the winner will be announced at the brunch. The package includes four tickets in Section 142, row 5 (seats 13-16), and a paid parking pass at MetLife Stadium, the Giants’ home field, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants will face the Indianapolis Colts of the AFC South.

Individuals interested in attending the brunch may do so at $12 apiece for non-members. Information may be obtained by calling the congregation, at (518) 436-9761