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Friday, Sept. 17

Sukkah Raising w/ members of the Beth Emeth Brotherhood – 12 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. All are invited to build the temple’s sukkah. Info.— Deb Sokoler, DSokoler@BethEmethAlbany.org518-436-9761

Saturday, Sept. 18

Beth Emeth Sisterhood Hike – 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Wolf Creek Falls Preserve in Altamont. From Altamont, take Bozenkill Road West for about 3miles, parking lot on left. Open to all. Res.– Jacki at cbesisterevents@gmail.com. 518-436-9761

Sunday, Sept. 19

Beth Emeth Religious School Outdoor Barbecue for grades Kindergarten to 6th – 9:30 a.m.- noon. Info.– Einhorn Center for Religious Education, 518-432-1392, or school@bethemethalbany.org.  

Capital District Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk – 10 a.m. Elm Avenue Town Park, 261 Elm Ave., Delmar. Also “virtual” option. To fund Lustgarten Foundation supported research. Pancreatic cancer is more common in Jews than in the general population. Info.–Shari and Neil Piper, 518-475-1200.

About A Teacher,” Film Discussion with Director Hanan Harchol – 7:30 p.m. SJCC Fall Film Festival. SJCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. $5, members, $11, non. Film availability virtually Sept. 17- 19. Run time: 112 mins. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/events/jewish-film-festival/.  518-377-8803.

The City Without Jews,” – 7:30 p.m. University at Albany Performing Arts Center, Screening of the 1924 silent film by Austrian director H.K. Breslauer accompanied with live original music composed and performed by klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and silent film pianist Donald Sosin. Free. Info. – 518- 442-3300 or www.albany.edu/pac.

Thursday, Sept. 23

Conversation with Sarah Hurwitz: Former head speechwriter for Michelle Obama and author of Here All Along, detailing her rediscovery of Judaism – 7 p.m. via Zoom. Attendees must pre-register to receive the link. tbksisterhood2021@gmail.com. Free for members of sponsoring sisterhoods; others $18. Info.– 518-436-9761

“Personality Counts: The Men and Women Who Created And Shaped the State of Israel” Congregation Agudat Achim’s Adult Education – 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 2117 Union St, Schenectady. Series of six lectures featuring Dr. Stephen Berk, professor of history at Union College and 30 years scholar-in-residence at Agudat Achim Synagogue. Entire series $60 for congregants and $72 for non-members. Info., Reg.agudatachim.com or 518-393-9211. (See Sept. 30)

Friday, Sept.  24

Ceremony honoring the New York State Author and the New York State Poet – 7:30 p.m. Free. UAlbany Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Avenue.  The names of the laureates will be announced later this month. In addition, Daniel Sherrell, the winner of the inaugural Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Award on Business and Society Writing will be presented his award by best-selling author and academic Jay Parini.

Saturday, Sept. 25

4th Annual Albany Book Festival – 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free. UAlbany Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Avenue. The festival will kick off with an awards ceremony honoring the New York State Author and the New York State Poet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. More information at https://www.albanybookfestival.com/.

Thursday Sept. 30

“Personality Counts: The Men and Women Who Created And Shaped the State of Israel” Congregation Agudat Achim’s Adult Education – 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 2117 Union St, Schenectady. Series of six lectures featuring Dr. Stephen Berk, professor of history at Union College and 30 years scholar-in-residence at Agudat Achim Synagogue. Entire series $60 for congregants and $72 for non-members. Info., Reg.agudatachim.com or 518-393-9211. (See Sept. 23)

Sunday, Oct. 17

Shared Legacies Film Discussion with Rabbi Matt Cutler   7:30 p.m. SJCC Fall Film Festival. SJCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. $5 members, $11 non. Film availability virtually October 15-17. Run time: 97 mins. Matt Cutler is the Rabbi of Congregation Gates of Heaven Schenectady. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/events/jewish-film-festival/.  518-377-8803.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive Film Discussion with Amy Poser –  7:30 p.m. SJCC Fall Film Festival. SJCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. $5 members, $11 non. Film availability virtually Nov. 19-21. Run time: 83 mins. Amy Poser is the Executive Director at the College of Staten Island Hillel. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/events/jewish-film-festival/.  518-377-8803.

ONGOING EVENTS


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.