Eight high school students were confirmed by Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany on Friday, May 14. The confirmands were joined by Rabbi Scott Shpeen, Beth Emeth’s spiritual leader, at left, and Cantor Sharon Kohn and Religious School Director Shara Siegfeld at far right. Students from left, Jacob Hildreth, son of Jill and Scott Hildreth of Slingerlands; Benjamin Preceruti, son of Emily and Pierpaolo Preceruti of Loudonville; Joshua Levin, son of Julie and Daniel Levin of Delmar; Isabelle Brand, daughter of Jessica and Alexander Brand of Slingerlands; Ava Roth, daughter of Laura Roth of Loudonville; Madalyn Brand, daughter of Jessica and Alexander Brand of Slingerlands; Alexis Safranko, daughter of Julie and Andrew Safranko of Albany and Maxine Alpart, daughter of Cindy Chan and Andrew Alpart of Slingerlands.