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Wednesday, Feb. 1
Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn – 12-1:15 p.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Beth Emeth’s past, present and future to be discussed. Participants bring lunch. Also on Zoom. Password CBE. Info. – 518-436-9761.

Beth Emeth Youth Group – 5:30 -7 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Weekly CBEYG get-together for community’s high school students. Info. – [email protected], or 518-432-1392.

Thursday, Feb. 2
Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive – 7:30 p.m. Proctors Theater, 432 State St., Schenectady. Performance of many of Patinkin’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes. Adam Ben-David on piano. Adm. Info. 518-346-6204 or proctors.org.

Friday, Feb. 3
Beth Emeth Sisterhood Shabbat Service – 5:30.-6:30 p.m. in-person at 100 Academy Rd., Albany, or via live-stream at www.bethemethalbany.org. Oneg. Info. – 518-436-9761.

Shabbat Shira at Berith Sholom – 7:30-9 p.m., Congregation Berith Sholom, 167 3rd St., Troy. Berith Sholom Choir and Rabbi Gordon to lead a musical Shabbat service. Info. – Contact Andrew Dudziec at 518-272-8872 or email [email protected]

Saturday, Feb. 4
Beth Emeth CBE & Me, Tu B’Shevat – 9-10 a.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany.  For kids up to 5 and their grownups. Trees and nature celebration with songs, crafts, games and snacks. Reg. required– www.bethemethalbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761.

Beth Emeth Torah Study – 9:30 -10:30 a.m. 100 Academy Rd., A discussion of Torah portion Beshalach in-person and via Zoom, led by Susan Kushner. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84512316701. Password: CBE. Info. 518-436-9761.

Beth Emeth Sisterhood Walk 1-3:30 p.m., Five Rivers Preserve, 6 Game Farm Rd., Delmar. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are allowed on all hiking trails; snowshoes may be rented. Info. – [email protected].

Albany Institute of History and Art Havdalah–5-9 p.m. Institute, 125 Washington Ave., Albany. Beth Emeth Brotherhood program to feature havdalah at 7:30 led by Rabbi Greg Weitzman and tours of the museum. Hors d’oeuvres. $18 p.p. Children may attend for free. Reg. – bethemethalbany.org. Info. –Jay Hurewitz, [email protected].

Sunday, Feb. 5
Clifton Park Chabad Plant N Sip: JWC Tu B’Shevat – 3 p.m., Clifton Park Chabad, 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. Women invited to make terrariums and talk, celebrate holiday. $15 p.p. Info., Res.–www.cliftonparkchabad.com, or Leah Rubin at 518-495-0779.

Tu B’Shevat Seder – 3-5 p.m., Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Niskayuna. Schenectady JCC will host a festive Seder to honor Jewish Arbor Day with tastings of fruits and grains. Info. – Contact Judy Ben-Ami at 518-377-8803 or email [email protected]

A Multi-Sensory Tu B’Shevat Seder – 5-6:30 p.m., Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. See, hear, smell, taste, & touch Israel’s Seven Species featuring art, music, and food! Info. – Contact Rachael Schertzer at 518-438-7858 or email [email protected]

“Remembrance of Things Present”– 7 p.m. Zoom. True stories from the descendants of Holocaust survivors as a performance of The Braid. Theater performance will be followed by a Q &A session. Sponsored by Saratoga Jewish Community Arts. Reg. at [email protected]  Access code will be sent two days before the program. Info.– www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org.

Monday, Feb. 6
Bethlehem Chabad Champagne and Charcuterie: JWC Tu B’Shevat – 7 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Women will design charcuterie  and talk, celebrate holiday. Info., Reg.– https://bethlehemchabad.com, or Chanie Simon at [email protected], 518-439-3310.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Talmud Together – 7-8 p.m. Beth Abraham-Jacob Synagogue, 380 Whitehall Rd., Albany, The first of two sessions with Rabbis Greg Weitzman of Beth Emeth and Ben Kean of Beth Abraham-Jacob. Their favorite Talmudic texts. Second session, Thursday, Feb. 16, at Beth Emeth. Info. – 518-436-9761.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn – 12-1:15 p.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Rabbi Gregg Weitzman will discuss “Reform Responsa: What role does Jewish law play at Beth Emeth and within the Reform Movement. Participants bring lunch. Also on Zoom. Password: CBE. Info. –518- 436-9761.

Beth Emeth Brotherhood Deli Sale – Deadline to order pastrami, corned beef and/or sides from the Carnegie Deli. Order form: bethemethalbany.org/event/carnegie-deli-sale-pickup.html. Pickup is 2/12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info. – Rob Dorkin at [email protected].

Beth Emeth Youth Group – 5:30 -7 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Weekly CBEYG get-together for community’s high school students. Info. – [email protected], or 518-432-1392.

Thursday, Feb. 9
Beth Emeth Mah Jongg Tournament – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Various levels. Timed games. Cash prizes, Fee includes light breakfast, dessert, snacks. Participants bring lunch. $25; relaxed play, $10. Reg.– www.bethemethalbany.org by 2/3. Info. – Deb Sokoler, [email protected]

The Mooncatcher Project: Moonbee 7-9 p.m., Congregation Ohav Shalom, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. Assist in the MoonCatcher Project Mission of removing barriers related to menstruation for girls and women. All are welcome, no sewing skills req’d. Info. – Contact Nancy Pandolfo at 518-527-1163 or email [email protected]

Friday, Feb. 10
Beth Emeth Youth Group Shabbat – 5:30 -6:30 p.m., in person at 100 Academy Rd., Albany, or via live-stream. Info. – 518-436-9761.

Ohav Shalom Kabbalat Shabbat–6-8:30 p.m. 113 New Krumkill Rd., Shabbat dinner.  Speaker, Jay Worona to discuss “Separation of Church and State”

Saturday, Feb. 11
Beth Emeth Torah Study – 9:30 -10:30 a.m. 100 Academy Rd. A discussion of Torah portion Yitro in-person and via Zoom, led by Rabbinic Intern Yonatan Arnon. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84512316701. Password: CBE. Info. 518-436-9761.

Sunday, Feb. 12
Beth Emeth Super Bowl Party 6-8 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Football excitement on the 25-foot screen in Wolk Hall. B.E. Brotherhood’s homemade finger foods. Reg. required. Info. – Mark Swyer at [email protected].

9th Annual Matthew M. Neugroschel Jewish Storytelling Program – 7 p.m., Falstaff Building at Skidmore College, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Storytellers come to SJCA to share their passion with all. Reg. required – [email protected] Info. – Call 518-584-8730 or email [email protected]

Monday, Feb. 13
Beth Emeth Sisterhood Paint ‘n’ Sip – 6-8 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., classroom 14/15. Gayle Abrams will help participants create a “Northern Lights” work of art. Mocktails and munchies. $25 p.p., Reg. required –www.bethemethalbany.org. Info. – [email protected].

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn – 12-1:15 p.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Rabbi Gregg Weitzman will discuss “Reform Responsa: What role does Jewish law play at Beth Emeth and within the Reform Movement. Participants bring lunch. Also on Zoom. Password: CBE. Info. –518- 436-9761.

Beth Emeth Youth Group – 5:30 -7 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Weekly CBEYG get-together for community’s high school students. Info. – [email protected], or 518-432-1392.

Thursday, Feb. 16
Beth Emeth Yom HaShoah Candle Bagging – 5:30-7:30 p.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Volunteers needed for Yellow Candle Project, putting together the route bags for Capital Region distribution. Reg. –www.bethemethalbany.org. Info, – Mark Swyer at [email protected].

Mifgash Celebrates 15 Years – 5:30 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 Krumkill Rd., Albany. Jewish Community High School Program benefit.  Deli –style dinner also noting Israel’s 75th. Silent live auction.  Prior to 2/6 $85 p.p. $160 for couples. $100p.p./$190 at door. Reg., Info.– mifgashcommunity.org.

Beth Emeth Book Club – 6:45.-8 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Larner Library. A discussion of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, refreshments. Reg.– www.bethemethalbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761.

Talmud Together – 7-8 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Second of two sessions with Rabbis Greg Weitzman of Beth Emeth and Ben Kean of Beth Abraham-Jacob. Their favorite Talmudic texts. Info. – 518-436-9761.

Friday, Feb. 17
Beth Emeth Shabbat Unplugged Service & Dinner – 5:30 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Music-filled service. Dinner $8 p.p., under 18 free. Reg.– www.bethemethalbany.org. Service may be accessed on live -stream via www.bethemethalbany.org Info. –518-436-9761.

Sunday, Feb. 26
They Ain’t Ready for Me” Film Discussion – 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. discussion. Discussion to be led by Rabbi Matt Cutler, They Ain’t Ready for Me tells the story of an African American rabbinical student fighting against violence in the south side of Chicago. Info. – Contact Schenectady JCC at 518-377-8803

Monday, March 6
Jazzy Adults Only Purim Party –7 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Live jazz, cocktails, appetizers and megillah reading. $20 p.p. Info.– [email protected], 518-439-3310.

Tuesday, March 7
Back To The ’90s Purim Party –5 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Costumes, entertainment, games and food inspired by ’90s nostalgia. $20 p.p., $10 for children and those under 2 may attend at no cost. Info.– [email protected], 518-439-3310.

Sunday, March 12
SJCC Purim Carnival – 2-4 p.m., Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Niskayuna. Details available on web: schenectadyjcc.org/arts/celebration-series/ Info. – Contact Judy Ben-Ami at 518-377-8803 or email [email protected]

Sunday, March 19
Haute Couture” Film Discussion – 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. discussion. Discussion to be led by Tamar Magnes, Haute Couture tells the story of how a Jewish dressmaker passes on her skills and the craft of dressmaking. Info. – Contact Schenectady JCC at 518-377-8803

Sunday, April 23
Syndrome K” Film Discussion – 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. discussion. Discussion to be led by Prof. Stephen Berk, Syndrome K tells the true story of three Roman Catholic doctors that created a fictionalized illness during the Nazi occupation of Rome to hide Jews in a Vatican hospital. Info. – Contact Schenectady JCC at 518-377-8803

Tuesday, April 25
Celebrating Israel At 756:30- 9 p.m.The Massry Center for the Arts at the College of St. Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany. High school musicians from Eshkol and Six13 to entertain at community Yom Ha’Atzmaut /Yom HaZikaron, commemoration. The Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY. Info. — 518-783-7800.

ONGOING EVENTS

Monday Knit & Nosh 7-8:30 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; Password: “SISTERHOOD”. Info. – Kathy Golderman at 518-436-9761

Book Smart7 p.m. Six Monday session course, beginning January 30. Colonie Chabad, 284 Osbourne Rd., Loudonville. Begins with free dinner. From the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Books will be about Tanach, Midrash, Talmud, Halachah, philosophy, Kabbalah, Musar and Chasidism. Info.– 518-368-7886 or by e-mailing: [email protected]

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. – Contact 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.