Calendar

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Saturday, Dec. 4

Beth Emeth Outdoor Menorah Lighting – 5 p.m. All ages welcome. Synagogue’s parking lot, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. An in-person Chanukah celebration. Info,– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org, or 518-436-9761, ext. 23.

Sunday, Dec. 5

Chanukah On Jay Street– 2 to 4 p.m. Free. In front of Schenectady City Hall. Live music & hot food. Master Illusionist, Ilan Smith. Crafts & Games. Grand Menorah Lighting & more. Covid guidelines followed.  Info. and RSVP– visit www.chanukahonjay.com.

Beth Emeth Eighth Night Zoom Menorah Lighting – 5:15 p.m. Beth Emeth’s clergy to light candles. Zoom meeting link on the Chanukah page of the synagogue’s website, www.bethemethalbany.org. Password is CBE. Info.– Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org, or 518-436-9761, ext. 230.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Beth Emeth Come In and Learn: “Jews And The History Of Messianism” – 12 p.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Shara Siegfeld, director of lifelong learning, will begin a seven-part series. Vac. proof, masks. No food. Zoom link or live stream, www.bethemethalbany.org; Zoom password is CBE. Info. – Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org, or 518-436-9761, ext. 230.

Thursday, Dec. 9

Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards Gala – 6 to 9 p.m. Key Hall, Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. SJCC fund-raiser. $150 or $175 p.p. Honorees are: Neil Golub, CDPHP and the Niskayuna Community Foundation. Info.– gala@schenectadyjcc.org.

Friday, Dec. 10

Beth Emeth Erev Shabbat Service – 5: 30 p.m., 100 Academy Rd. Executive Director Kathy Golderman will be acknowledged for receiving the Myron E. Schoen Service to the Community Award from the National Association for Temple Administration. Vac. proof, masks. Also on livestream.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Zoom Discussion Of “Kippur” – 7 p.m. Film shows the chaos and dehumanization during Israel’s Yom Kippur war as depicted by director Amos Gitai. Film is available on various streaming platforms. Saratoga community Arts Panel Discussion Reg.–  sjca.sjcf@gmail.com , or www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org, www.saratogasinai.org.

“Stories and Memories of Clifton Park” – 11 a.m. Beth Shalom Synagogue, 688 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park. Free, Town Historian John Scherer will offer a presentation that will include excerpts from his book, More Bits of Clifton Park History. Info., Reg.– congregationbetshalomcp@gmail.com or by calling 518-371-0608.

Conversation: Soprano Opera Singer Sara Hershkowitz“Virtual.” 6:30 p.m.  Free. One-hour Zoom will share views of a young Jewish woman living in Europe while pursuing her career. Reg. and Info.–https://jewishfedny.regfox.com/wonder-women-hershkowitz, or 518-763-7800.

Shlock Rock Concert– 4-5 p.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave.,  Albany. $5. Lenny Solomon and group reimagines various songs/music (making it Jewish). Info., Reg.–518-438-7858.

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Beth Emeth Come In and Learn: “Jews And The History Of Messianism” – noon-1 p.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Shara Siegfeld, director to continue series. Vac. proof, masks. No food. Zoom link or live stream, www.bethemethalbany.org; the Zoom password is CBE. Info. – Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org, or 518-436-9761, ext. 230.

ONGOING EVENTS

Weekly Saturday Torah study with Cantor Kohn – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Discussion of the weekly Torah portion, Chayei Sarah. No knowledge of Torah, Hebrew or Judaism is necessary to participate. In person, proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks. Join by Zoom, log in at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84512316701; The password is CBE Info.-Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

Monday Knit & Nosh 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the company of friends as you do whatever handiwork you like. In person at the synagogue, 100 Academy Road, Albany, or chat via Zoom. To attend in person, you need proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks. Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469905713?pwd=WUpIRkZrenYyY1hIMnY5M2NxeWlYUT09; The password is SISTERHOOD. Info. –Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

Sunday Morning Yoga with Megan Futterman, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Babysitting available. Res. to Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

Weekly Torah Portion Discussion, Tuesdays 12:30-1:30p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Free.

Mazel Tots, 9:30 a.m. –12 p.m. Beth Emeth Parenting Center, 100 Academy Rd., Res.– dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org, 518- 436-9761, ext.230.

ARBA for Fours, 9:30 a.m. – noon. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info. –school@bethemethalbany.org.

K’Tanim, Sundays, 10:30 11:30 a.m., Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Newborns to preschoolers. Parent must attend. Info.– school@bethemethalbany.org.

Sunday Mah Jongg Lessons, 9:45 – 11:45 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Res. to Meryl Schwalb, meryl@merylandjon.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, Tuesdays 9:15 a.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Free. 518-374-8173 or Amy Drucker, 518-783-7800.

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, 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.