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Thursday, April 11

Beth Emeth Sisterhood Book Club – 7-8:30 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Cantor Emily Short’s selection, Angeline by Anna Quinn to be discussed. Reg.– www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Thursday, April 11 thru April 13

Once Upon a Time in Anatevka,” a theatre production–7 p.m. Neil and Jane Golub Theater @ Adeline Wright Graham Boys & Girls Club of Schenectady, 400 Education Dr., Schenectady.A combination of storytelling, music, and visual elements, exploring anti-Semitism. $20/online at www.eventbrite.com, $20/person at the door, $15/students. Show’s website www.newrussiacenter.org. ( see 4/14)

Friday, April 12

Beth Emeth Ruach Shabbat 5:30 p.m. in-person at 100 Academy Rd, Albany, or via live-stream at www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Featuring grades 2 and 3 Pre-neg at 5 p.m. Dinner, 6:30 -8 p.m.; $15 p.p., free under 13. Reg. at www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Saturday, April 13

Beth Emeth CBE & Me: Passover – 9 -10 a.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. For ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Passover theme with songs, snacks and making a seder plate. Reg.– www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Beth Emeth Torah Study 9:30 -10:30 a.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Discussion of the Torah portion Tazria, in-person and via Zoom, led by Rabbinic Intern Spencer Mandell. Zoom link: https://Us02Web.Zoom.us/j/89304372729. Password: CBE. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Sunday, April 14

“Farewell Mr. Haffman”7 p.m. Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC), 2565 Balltown Rd. French film  part of Jewish film series. Prof. Stephen Berk of Union College will discuss. $7 for JCC members, $12 for guests. Info.–518-377-8803.

“Journey Around The J”­– 8 a.m. SJCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. First indoor triathlon. Reg. required by 4/10. $60 for members and $85 for non-members cash or check, or $61.80 for members and $87.55 for non-members paying credit or debit. Reg. required by 4/10, 518-377-8803. Info.–[email protected].

Jewish Poetry Salon: Egg Creams And Poets­–3:30-5:30 p.m. Nassau Synagogue, 12 Albany Ave., Nassau. Poets to read include Rhonda Rosenchuck, Jay Rogoff, Susan Comninos. Egg creams available. Free. In-person and Zoom. Reg.–event [email protected]. Info.– 917-656-4835.

Beth Emeth Sisterhood Wine Tasting –2 – 4 p.m., 100 Acre Wood Lane, Altamont. 5 wines to taste from the Clover Pond vineyard, charcuterie board snacks. Cost: $18. Reg.– www.bethemethalbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Once Upon a Time in Anatevka,” a theatre production–7 p.m. Neil and Jane Golub Theater @ Adeline Wright Graham Boys & Girls Club of Schenectady, 400 Education Dr., Schenectady.A combination of storytelling, music, and visual elements, exploring anti-Semitism. $20/online at www.eventbrite.com, $20/person at the door, $15/students. Show’s website www.newrussiacenter.org. ( see 4/14)

Tuesday, April 16

NAJL Legislative Breakfast: “State of antisemitism in the NYS Public Education System” –9:30 a.m. Legislative Office Building, 198 State St, Albany, 104-A. Dr. Stephen M. Berk to speak. Sponsored by National Association of Jewish Legislators’ NY chapter. Free and open to the public. Info.–Assembly member Charles D. Lavine, 518-455-5456, or Assembly member David I. Weprin, 518-455-5806.

 Havurah Vatik Luncheon– 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs. For Saratoga area Jewish seniors 55 plus. Kirsten Mishkin to discuss the translation of the 700 page, two volume account Mayn Lebn un Mayne Rayzes by her great-uncle, Noach Mishkowsky. Res– 584-8730, administrator, ext. 800.

Wednesday, April 17

Beth Emeth Youth Group – 5:30 -7pm, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Weekly meeting for high school students; all teens welcome. First-timers may reach out to advisers at [email protected]. Info. – 518-436-9761.

Thursday, April 18

Beth Emeth Mah Jongg Tournament – 9 a.m.-4 p.m., play begins 9:30. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Pick the level: Tournament with timed games and cash prizes or relaxed play. Reg. –www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Friday, April 19

Community Shabbat–6 p.m. Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Variety of services available. Vaad supervised dinner 7 p.m. $10 per adult, $8 per senior (65+), $5 per child (up to age 12; 2 and younger no cost) Reg. required by 4/12. https: //jewishfedny.ticketspice.com/ community-shabbat-2024. Info.–518-793-7800.

Saturday, April 20

Beth Emeth Torah Study 9:30-10:30 a.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Discussion of the Torah portion Metzora, in person and via Zoom. No prior knowledge of Torah, Hebrew or Judaism is needed. Reg.–www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Zoom link: https://Us02Web.Zoom.us/j/89304372729. Password: CBE. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Sunday, April 21

2024 AJCC Pillars of the Community Award Brunch– 10:30 a.m. Beth Emeth, Academy Rd., Albany. Pillar Award recipients: Rob and Margie Dorkin, Dr. Michael and Sharon Lozman, and Michael and Melissa Lurie. Other awards: Sasha Greenberg to receive Bellin, Jacob Mosden to receive Applebaum and Peggy Hogan to receive Susan Shpeen Staff Award. Info.– 518-438-6651.

Beth Emeth Jewish Basics –10-11 a.m. in-person at 100 Academy Rd., Albany or via Zoom. a twice-monthly class led by clergy Rabbi Greg Weitzman, Cantor Emily Short and Director of Lifelong Learning Rabbi Shara Siegfeld with guest speakers. Open to all. Free for B.E.. $72 for non-members (covers materials). Reg.– www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Monday, April 22

Beth Tephilah Community Seder8:15 p.m. 82 River St., Troy. Res. requested by 4/15, , Info. Leible Morrison at 518-894 -3490. Donations  for the meal accepted. (See 4/23)

Temple Gates Community Seder–5:30-8:30 p.m. Gates of Heaven 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Gershons’ catered buffet meal. $45. Info., menu choices, Res. – www.cgoh.org, 518-374-8173.

Bethlehem Chabad Seder– 6:45-845 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. $45 per adult, $15 per child, with reservations prior to 4/16. Info.–518-439-3310.

Colonie Chabad Passover Seder–7:15 p.m. Colonie Chabad, 401 Loudon Rd., Loudonville. Res. prior to 4/15 $36, Adult, $10, Child.  Info–518-368-7886. (See 4/23)

Pittsfield Community Seder–6:30-9;30 p.m. Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Rd. Pittsfield, Mass. $45 for adults, $22 for youth (6-17), 5 years and under are free (but will still need a ticket). Res.,  by 4/14, Info. –413-442 4360, ext. 12.

Saratoga Chabad Seder–8 p.m. 130 Circular St.,Saratoga Springs. $54. Students free. Res., Info. –  518-584-7702.

Tuesday, April 23

 Shaaray Tefila Passover Seder–6 p.m. 68 Bay St., Glens Falls.  $25 p.p.,$10 for children, max $60. Info., Res by 4/9–518-792-4945  [email protected] www.shaaraytefila-gfny.org

Anshe Emeth  Seder– 6 p.m. Anshe Emeth Synagogue, 249 Joslen Blvd., Hudson. $20-45 for adults under 40. $45 for those over 40. Res. required by 4/1. Res., Info.­–518-828-6848.

Catskill Community Seder–5 p.m. Temple Israel, 220 Spring St., Catskill. $45 per adult. Res., Info.– https://www.templeisraelofcatskill.org.

Beth Tephilah Community Seder8:15 p.m. 82 River St., Troy. Res. requested by 4/15, , Info. Leible Morrison at 518-894 -3490. Donations  for the meal accepted. (See 4/22)

Temple Sinai Community Seder–6 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Catered by the Omelette King. Participant involvement expected. Res. prior to 4/9 $30 Adult, $15 Child  (under 13), $$75 Family Max. after prices go up. Res.required by 4/16. Info.–518-584-8730.

Colonie Chabad Passover Seder–7: 30 p.m. Colonie Chabad, 401 Loudon Rd., Loudonville. Res. prior to 4/15, $36, Adult, $10, Child.  Info–518-368-7886. (See 4/22)

Anshe Amunim Seder– 5:30 -7:30  p.m. Temple Anshe Amunim , 26 Broad St., Pittsfield, Mass. Atendees requested to bring 2 items to share at the seder  as well as poems and recollections. Adult $36/member, Child to 18, free. Adult $54/non-member, Child 5-18, $10.Info., Res.–413-442-5910, [email protected].

Saratoga Chabad Seder–8 p.m. 130 Circular St.,Saratoga Springs. $54. Students free. Res., Info. –  518-584-7702.

Friday, April 26

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

Saturday April 27

Beth Emeth Torah Study 9:30 -10:30 a.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Discussion of the Torah portion Chol Hamoed Passover, 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, April 28

SJCA’s Panel Discussion of “Colliding Dreams”– 7 p.m. via Zoom. The 2015 documentary reviews the history of Zionism. Reg.–SJCA Home Page www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org.

Monday, April  29

Beth Emeth Passover Yizkor Service 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. in-person at 100 Academy Rd., Albany, or via live-stream at www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Tuesday, April 30

Beth Emeth Tiny Tots Concert: Peter and the Wolf – 10:45 -11:45 a.m. 100 Academy Rd. Albany. Albany Symphony Orchestra musicians, led by conductor David Alan Miller, to take youngsters on a journey into the world of classical music. Geared for children 18 months-6 years. Tickets, $5, www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – www.albanysymphony.com. (See 5/1)

Bethlehem Chabad Moshiach Seudah – 6:45 p.m. 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Res.–www.bethlehemchabad.com/MoshiachSeudah / info@bethlehemchabad.com518-439-3310.

Wednesday, May 1

Beth Emeth Tiny Tots Concert: Peter and the Wolf 9:30 -10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Albany Symphony Orchestra musicians, led by conductor David Alan Miller, to take youngsters on a journey into the world of classical music. Geared for children 18 months-6 years. Tickets, $5, www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – www.albanysymphony.com. (See 4/29)

Beth Emeth Evening Learning – 7- 8:15 p.m. 100 Academy Rd. Albany. Golda’s Kitchen: A Taste of Israel. Reg.– www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Friday, May 3

JFed Breakfast Program– 8 a.m. Federation of Northeastern NY, 184, Washington Ave., Ext., Albany. IDF Lt. Col Avital Leibovich , CEO of American Jewish Committee, to update attendees. Info., Reg. –518-783-7800.

Beth Emeth Ruach Shabbat–5:30 p.m. in-person, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, or via live-stream at www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Junior Choir and New-Member Welcome featured. 5: Pre-neg at 5 p.m. Dinner, 6:30-8 p.m. Reg.- at www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Sunday, May 5

WP to Attend Capital Rep’s “Three Mothers” Premiere­–2 p.m. Capital Repertory Theatre, 251 North Pearl St., Albany. Fictional account of the mothers of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman after their 1964 murders. Talk with Playwright Ajene D. Washington following performance. $60 p.p. Reg. by –3/29. https;//jewishfedny.ticketspice.com/three-mothers. Info.–518-793-7800.

Berkshires Holocaust Remembrance– 2-4 p.m. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St. Pittsfield, Mass. Performing artist and lecturer Laura Wetzler will share the music and history of Sephardic and Ashkenazi communities celebrating the vitality of prewar Jewish life. Concert, candlelighting, prayers. Info.–Rabbi Daveen Litwin, 413-442-4360.

Rohkl Auerbach’s Warsaw Testament with Samuel Kassow –2-3 p.m.Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St. Amherst, Mass. Also on Zoom. Noting publication of Kassow’s translation of uerbach’s Warsaw Testament. Reg., Info.–4132564900, [email protected] .

Wednesday, May 8

WP Bouquets For Bubbies–7 p.m. The Jewish Federation, 164 Washington Ave. Ext. Women’s Philanthropy to arrange flowers and cards for Daughters of Sarah residents. $20. Res. by 5/3. Info., Res–518-783-7900.

Thursday, May 9

Beth Emeth Mah Jongg Tournament – 9 a.m.-4 p.m., play begins 9:30. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Pick the level: Tournament with timed games and cash prizes or relaxed play. Reg. –www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Monday, May 13

Yom Hazikaron Commemoration, Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration– 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. GE Theatre of Proctors, 432, State St..Schenectady. Izzy Ezagui, IDF soldier , and Judah Gavra, Israeli singer/songwriter  to entertain. Tekes Ma’avar ceremony. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern N.Y. and Israel Bonds. $5 p.p. through 4/14, $10 after. $15 at door. Info.–518-783-7800. Reg. https://jewishfedny.ticketspice.com/israel-76.

Sunday, May 19

Ohav Shalom Shomrei Habayit Brunch–11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. Several of the congregation’s volunteers to be honored. Info.–518-527-1163.

Wednesday, May 29

JNF: Female Voices for Our Homeland–7-9 p.m. Local address provided at registration “Navigating Conversations Around Apartheid” will be the topic of Olga Meshoe, a native South African and Christian Zionist. Free. Info., Reg.– Sara Hefez, [email protected] , 617-423-0999, ext. 811.

Tuesday, June  4

HACD Kesher L’Yisrael Gala–6 p.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. Fund-raiser, celebration of the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District and community’s connections with Israel. Info.– Sandra Goldmeer, [email protected].

Thursday, June  6

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY Annual Meeting– 7 p.m. 184 Washington Ave. Extension, Albany. Info.–518-783-7800.

Thursday, June  13

Beth Emeth Mah Jongg Tournament – 9 a.m.-4 p.m., play begins 9:30. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Pick the level: Tournament with timed games and cash prizes or relaxed play. Reg. –www.BethEmethAlbany.org. Info. – 518-436-9761, [email protected].

Sunday, June 30

Battle Of The Barbecues Competition –4-6 p.m. Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Organizations compete  as a fund-raiser for the Shalom Food pantry. Attendees taste test/judge. Info.–Chanie Simon, 518-439-3310.

 

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. – 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.