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Monday, July 15

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival4, 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial and Middle High School, 197 East St., Lenox. 4 p.m.Caretaker,”  “Children Of Peace,” at 8 p.m. Supernova: The Music Festival Massacre.” $15 at door. 14 films will be shown on six consecutive Mondays, ending 8/12.

Tuesday, July 16

S.J.C.F. Klezmer And Kosher Fest–5:30 p.m. Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park. Dinner, games, Klezmer, other music. Info., Res.–www.cliftonparkchabad.com, 518-495-0772.

Hadassah: Working Toward A Peaceful Future–1-3 p.m. Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Rd., Pittsfield, Mass. Hadassah leaders to discuss advocacy, anti-Semitism and Israel. $18. Info., Res. required by 7/11–Rosalind Kopfstein, 203-733-5154 or [email protected]

Beth Emeth Brotherhood Trivia Night – 6 -8:30 p.m. Swifty’s, 367 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Reg. – www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected] or Jay Hurewitz, [email protected].

Wednesday, July 17

S.J.C.F. “Las Dos Mariette”–7 p.m. Shaara Tfille Synagogue, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs. Spanish documentary with subtitles about a woman coming to terms with her past, specifically  her escape from Nazi occupied France. $5  Res. by 7/12, 518-584-2370.

Beth Emeth Cornhole Tournament and Outdoor Fun – 5:30-7:30 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany.  Students and families, all ages.  An evening of lawn games, with prizes. Reg. – www.BethEmethAlbany.org. . Info – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Thursday, July 18

S.J.C.F. Panel Discussion: Albert Tapper’s “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy”7 p.m. Zoom. 2013 documentary examines the role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. Info., Reg.–https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sl/abb1vGy/BroadwayMusicals, 518-584-8730.

Lessons from the Olive Tree for Jewish Unity and the Social Security System–10:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Rd., Pittsfield, Mass. Dr. Jon Greenberg, botanist, to discuss all Jewish olive information. Lunch to follow. Lunch reservations are required at 413- 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program. $3 for adults over age 60.  $7 for  others. Info.–413-442-4360, [email protected].

Book Talk: The Art of Diplomacy with Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat–7:30-8:45 p.m. Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Rd., Pittsfield, Mass. Eizenstat to discuss new book, The Art of Diplomacy: How American Negotiators Reached Historic Agreements that Changed the World. Free. Info.–413-442-4360.

Friday, July 19

Beth Emeth Erev Shabbat Service – 5:30 -6:30 p.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany, or via live-stream at www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Saturday, July 20

Beth Emeth Torah Study – 9:30 -10:30 a.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Discussion of the Torah portion Balak, in-person and via Zoom. Reg. www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Zoom link: https://Us02Web.Zoom.us/j/89304372729. Password: CBE. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Sunday, July 21

S.J.C.F. Klezmer And Foods That Begin With K– 7 p.m. Saratoga Chabad, 130 Circular St., Saratoga Springs. Music, foods. $5. Info.–518-526-0773.

Colonie Chabad Grand Opening Of New Center– 4 p.m. 401 Loudon Rd., Loudonville. Fund-raiser, music, presentations, dedications, food. Res. by  7/12, Info.–ColonieCJC.com/opening, 518-368-7886

Monday, July 22

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival4, 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial and Middle High School, 197 East St., Lenox. 4 p.m.The Anne Frank Gift Shop,” at 8 p.m. “Without Precedent: The Supreme Life of Rosalie Abella.” $15 at door. 14 films will be shown on six consecutive Mondays, ending 8/12.

Friday, July 26

Yiddish Futures–10:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 270 State Rd., Great Barrington, Mass. Scholars and translators of Yiddish Jordan Finkin, Ph.D. (HUC-JIR) and Madeline (Mindl) Cohen, Ph.D. (Yiddish Book Center) will discuss: What challenges and responsibilities does the Yiddish translator have in America today? How are audiences for Yiddish translations created and what do they expect? How do translations reshape our understanding of the nature of Yiddish literature and culture? Info., Res.–413-528-6378, http://www.hevreh.org.

Beth Emeth Erev Shabbat Service –5:30 -6:30 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany, or via live-stream at www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Saturday, July 27

Beth Emeth Torah Study – 9:30 -10:30 am, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Discussion of the Torah portion Pinchas with Rabbi Shara Siegfeld, in-person and via Zoom. Reg.– www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Zoom link: https://Us02Web.Zoom.us/j/89304372729. Password: CBE. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

 Sunday, July 28

Art Day At The S.J.C.C.–10 a.m. -3 p.m. 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Vendors, food, music, book sale, activities. Free. Info.–518-377-8803.

S.J.C.F.: Tradition, Tradition: Jewish Storytelling–7 p.m. Beth Shalom Synagogue, 688 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park. Jewish stories  and music featured. $10. Info.– 518-584-8730, or [email protected]

Monday, July 29

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival4, 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial and Middle High School, 197 East St., Lenox. 4 p.m., “Unbroken at 8 p.m. “Catskills $15 at door. 14 films will be shown on six consecutive Mondays, ending 8/12.

Tuesday, July 30

Naomi Ragen Zoom Program– 6:45 p.m. Sponsored by Anshe Emeth Synagogue, 240 Joslen Blvd., Hudson. Author of the Enemy Beside Me to be featured. Free.  Info.–518-828-6848.

Friday, August 2

Beth Emeth Erev Shabbat Service –5:30-6:30 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany, or via live-stream at www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Sunday, August 4

Noah Aronson & Band:Let There Be Love–7:30 p.m. Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox, Mass. Honoring Berkshire Federation’s Executive Director Dara Kaufman. Proceeds to benefit the Jewish Berkshires LiveSecure Initiative.$25 p.p., $20, under 30. Children 13 and under, free.  Tix  at https://jewishfederationoftheberkshire.regfox.com/noah-aronson-in-concert.

Anat Cohen Quartetinho– 7 p.m. Music Haven, Schenectady Central Park. Latin style Jazz band with Israeli Cohen as clarinetist and leader. Free.

Monday, August 5

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival4, 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial and Middle High School, 197 East St., Lenox. 4 p.m.Shadow of the Day at 8 p.m. “How Saba Kept Singing.” $15 at door. 14 films will be shown on six consecutive Mondays, ending 8/12.

Friday, August 9

JTS In The Berkshires: “Living With Uncertainty: Truth And Doubt In Rabbinic Literature ” –11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theater, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, MassDr. Sarah Wolf, assistant professor of Talmud, rabbinics, Jewish Theological Seminary, to discuss. $15. Info.–Alisa Braun, 212-678-8819 or [email protected].

Sunday, August 11

Israel-Palestine 3rd in Film Series: “5 Broken Cameras”2 p.m Beth Israel Synagogue,  53 Lois St., North Adams, Mass. Free.  Dialogue. (See 7/14)

Monday, August 12

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival4 p.m. only. Lenox Memorial and Middle High School, 197 East St., Lenox. 4 p.m.Jack & Sam,  followed by  “Less than Kosher.” $15 at door. 14 films will be shown on six consecutive Mondays, ending 8/12.

Thursday, August 15

S.J.C.F.: The Land And The Spirit– 6 p.m. Clifton Park, Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. Free. Reg. by 8/13–cliftonparkchabad.com.

Sunday, August 18

S.J.C.F.: Shalom Festival–3-7 p.m. Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Family activities: crafts, music, clowns, barbecue. $5. Saratoga Chabad. Info.–518-526-0773.

Thursday, August 22

S.J.C.F. Panel Discussion: Life Is Beautiful”5 p.m.  Zoom.  The film by Roberto Benigni is a Holocaust film that shows the resilience of the human spirit. Info., Reg.– 518 584-8730, [email protected].

Friday, August 23

JTS In The Berkshires: “What If The Torah Is Forgotten? On The History Of An Idea And The Legacy Of The Rabbis ” –11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theater, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass  Dr. Yitz Landes, assistant professor of rabbinic literatures,  Jewish Theological Seminary, to discuss. $15. Info.–Alisa Braun, 212-678-8819 or [email protected].

Sunday, August 25

Jewish Heritage Night With the Tri-city Valleycats– 4 p.m. Joseph Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy. Baseball night sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern N.Y. Info.–518-783-7800.

S.J.C.F.:  The God of Isaac Performances– 2 p.m., 4  p.m. Shaara Tfille Synagogue, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs. Info.– 518-584- 2370 or  [email protected].

John Heilemann Lecture–7:30 p.m. Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St. Pittsfield, Mass. The national affairs analyst for MSNBC and CNBC and host, creator, and executive producer of Showtime’s The Circus will be the Hilda Vallin Feigenbaum Memorial Foundation lecturer. Free.  Also live-streamed. Reg.–[email protected], 413- 442-5910.

Sunday, September 8

S.J.C.F.: Zoom Panel Discussion of “The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman”7 p.m. The film tells the American experience from the civil war to civil rights from the memories of a fictional 110 year old former slave. Info., Reg.– 518-584-8730, [email protected].

Sunday, September 15

Carrot Festival–10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady.  Annual family fair featuring produce, music, and vendors  Info.–518-393-9211.

Sunday, October 6

SJCC’s The Kalanit (Anemones) Project–2-3:30 p.m.  Schenectady Jewish Community Center, 2565 Balltown Rd. Planting to remember Oct. 7, 2023 Israeli victims. Exhibit of Anemones photos.  Art activities to create Anemones reproductions. Info.–Judy Ben-Ami, 528-377-8803.

Saturday, November 16

Daughters Of Sarah Casino Night Fund-raiser–7:30-10:30 p.m. New York State Museum, 222 Madison Ave., Albany. Casino-type games, entertainment, food. Monies to be used to support activities for nursing home residents. Info.–Marcy Stryker, 518-724-3260.

Sunday, December 29

Chanukah  On Jay St., Schenectady– 3:30 -5 p.m.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

Beth Emeth  Monday Knit & Nosh 7-8:30 p.m. chat via Zoom.  Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469905713?pwd=WUpIRkZrenYyY1hIMnY5M2NxeWlYUT09; Password: “128452.” Info. –Marion Greenberg, [email protected].

Beth Emeth Weekly Saturday Torah Study 9:30-10:30 a.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Discussion of the weekly Torah portion. 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; Password: CBE. Info.–Kathy Golderman at 518-436-9761

Sunday Morning Yoga with Megan Futterman 10:45-1:45 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Babysitting available. Res. to Kathy Golderman at 518-436-9761

Weekly Torah Portion DiscussionTuesdays, 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.– 518-436-9761, ext.230.

ARBA for Fours 9:30 a.m.-noon. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info. –[email protected].

K’TanimSundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Newborns to preschoolers. Parent must attend. Info.– [email protected].

Sunday Mah Jongg Lessons 9:45-11:45 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Res. to Meryl Schwalb, [email protected].

Babies Morning OutMondays, 9:15-11:30 a.m., Sundays 9:30a.m.-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 BeginnersWednesdays, 7 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad 393 Delaware Ave., Albany. Info.–Rabbi Nachman Simon, 518-439-8280.

Ne’imah Jewish Chorus RehearsalsSundays, 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 GroupTuesdays, 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 GroupThursdays, 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 ProgramCo-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.–[email protected].

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 [email protected].

Torah Studies, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. At B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Info.– 518-482-5283.

Soul Maps, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Kabbalah to navigate your inner world. Clifton Park Chabad, 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. In-person or via Zoom meeting. Zoom Reg. – https://jewishcliftonpark.org/events/soul-maps/ Info. – Contact Rabbi Yossi Rubin at 518-495-0772

Torah Studies, Wednesday evenings.  At Clifton Pk. Library, 475 Moe Rd. By Clifton Park Chabad’s Rabbi Yossi Rubin. In-person or via Zoom. To attend via Zoom: Contact Rabbi Yossi Rubin 518-495-0772;

Story Time & Shema, Wednesdays, 6:30-7 p.m. “Virtual.” Children’s program by Clifton Park Chabad. For Zoom info.– Leah Rubin at 518-495-0779.

Women’s Torah & Tea, Thursdays, noon. Clifton Park Chabad, 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. In-person or via Zoom meeting. For Zoom info. – Contact Rabbi Yossi Rubin at 518-495-0772

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 Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $2.25. Info.– 518-438-6651, ext. 11.