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ONGOING EVENTS are now visible below the dated events.

TUESDAY, NOV. 19
Havurah Vatik—“The Later Life of Teddy Roosevelt”, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.  Shaara Tfille Synagogue, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs. Group for seniors. David DeVries, documentarian, to discuss. Catered lunch. Res. by 11/13, Info.– 518-584-8730, ext. 4.

Mah Jongg Tourney, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $25. BYOL. Reg., bethemethalbany.org. Info. – Jan Rubenstein, 518-459-4118.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20
Selections from the Past” Ethics Study, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lunch and Learn series with Rabbi Norman Mendel. BYOL. Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

“Engaging The Disengaged,” 5:30 p.m. dinner, lecture by Rabbi Shalom Hammer to follow at 7 p.m. Beth Israel Synagogue, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady. Jack Lauber Memorial Lecture, $10. Lecture and dinner, $18. Info. Res.–Debbie Gatoff, debbiegatoff@gmail.com, 518-374-0685.

THURSDAY, NOV. 21
The Jewishness Of Thanksgiving, 6 p.m. Ambrosia Diner, 321 Bridge St., Catskill, Nosh n learn sponsored by Temple Israel of Catskill.

Ohav’s Got Talent Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. Info,–518-489-4706, ext. 10.

“The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town,” 7:30 p.m. NYS Museum, 222 Madison Ave., Albany. Dr. Edward Berenson will discuss his now book about blood libel incident in Massena in 1928. Info.– www.nystatehistory.org.

SATURDAY, NOV. 23
Daughters of Sarah Mystery Challenge, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. NYS Museum, 222 Madison Ave., Albany. Fund-raiser. Adm., Dinner, auction, hunt. Res., Info.– 518-724-3261.

SUNDAY, NOV. 24
Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus, 2-3:30 p.m. Colonie Town Library (William K. Sanford), 629 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville. Concert entitled HeChalutz: The Pioneers of Israel.

How to Raise A Mensch/Sunday Funday, 2-3:45 p.m. Hebrew Academy at 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Free. Music, art, gym for kids 3-7. For adults, panel discussion entitled “Parenting Through A Jewish Lens.” Res., Info.–518-482-0464.

Agudat Achim Garage Sale, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Info.–518-393-9211. (See Nov. 25)

MONDAY, NOV. 25
Agudat Achim Garage Sale, 1-3 p.m. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Half price. Info.–518-393-9211. (See Nov. 24)

TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Union Thanksgiving Service at Beth Emeth, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Deb Riitano, commissioner of Albany County Dept. of Aging, to speak on “Giving Thanks During Difficult Times. Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

THURSDAY, NOV. 28
Thanksgiving Dinner, 2 p.m. Beth Tephilah Synagogue, 82 River St., Troy. $7. Vegan and gluten free options. Open to Jewish community. Res., Info.–518-894-3490.

MONDAY, DEC. 2
“Back To Berlin,” 7-9 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. $5. Documentary. Dessert, panel discussion. Info.– 518-584-8730, opt. 2.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4
Selections from the Past” Ethics Study, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lunch and Learn series with Rabbi Norman Mendel. BYOL. Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 5
Beth Emeth Sisterhood Shabbat Call Program, 8:30 – 9 p.m. Cantor Schechtman will review “The Blessings.” Info.– Gayle Farman, gayle.farman@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 6
“Our People Are Your People: American Jewry, the Struggle for Civil Rights,” 6:30 p.m. dinner, Dr. Stephen Berk to lecture at 7:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lecture is free. Dinner $18. Res. by 12/3. Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7
SJCC Community Service Awards Gala, 7:30 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Adm. Dr. Stephen Berk, Ellis Medicine, Schenectady Clergy Against Hate to be honored. Info.–andrewk@schenectadyjcc.org.

Jew Chew Review, Lunch after services with food and topic about Jews from Spain. Temple Beth El, Troy.

SUNDAY, DEC. 8
“From The Shtetl To Troy,” Beth Tephilah Synagogue, 82 River St., Troy. Part of the Troy Victorian Stroll. Jewish ethnic foods. Info.–518-894-3490.

 “Post 1492 Sephardic Dispersion and A Guide to Sephardic Genealogy,” 1-3 p.m.Jewish Federation, 184 Washington Ave., Ext., Albany. Sarina Roffe to discuss at annual Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society meeting. Info.– crjgs1@gmail.com.

TRG Sip and Paint/lunch, 1- 4 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $35. Res. by 12/1 at bethemethalbany.org. Info. – Karen White – kjkwhite@yahoo.com.

MONDAY, DEC. 9
B’nos Israel Mikvah Fund-raiser, 7-9:30 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $20. A women’s program. Chaya Reich to speak. Demos. Food. Res., Info.–  https://sehirsch1.wixsite.com/bnosisraelmikvah.

Reform Judaism in Israel: Nurturing Pluralism & Democracy,” 7 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Anna Kislanski, Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism. Dessert reception. Info. – Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 10
TI Catskill  Book Club,  2 p.m. Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St., Catskill. The Tattooist of Auschwitz to be discussed. Info.– 518-943-5758.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11
Selections from the Past” Ethics Study, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Lunch and Learn series with Rabbi Norman Mendel. BYOL. Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

Chapter One Book Club, 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Res.–Nancy Lozman, nlozman1@aol.com.

THURSDAY, DEC. 12
“The Goldman Project,” 7 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. $15. First night of Noodle Pudding Players production. Various times, dates thru Dec. 23. Info.– www.ohavshalom.org/events/the-noodle-pudding-players.

SUNDAY, DEC. 15
The Chill and Schmooze Lodge, 1 p.m. Beth Tephilah Synagogue, 82 River St., Troy. $5. “Our Special Connections (part 2)” will examine Torah readings for dates of specific deceased. For adults. Vegan buffet. Info.–518-894-3490. (See Nov. 17)

MONDAY, DEC. 16
AJCC PreChanukah Dinner, 4-6 p.m. Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $14. Joel Merker Guitar, Song Concert. Required Reg. by 12/6, Info. –518-438-6651.

TUESDAY, DEC. 17
Havurah Vatik—“Chanukah Celebration,” 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.  Shaara Tfille Synagogue, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs. Group for 55+ seniors. Adirondack Klezmer Band. Lunch. Res by 12/11, Info.– 518-d584 8730, ext. 4.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18
E. Lunch And Learn, 12-1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Chanukah Celebration. Featuring Rabbi Shpeen, Cantor Schechtman. BYOL. Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 22
Superhero Extravaganza, 3-5 p.m. Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave. Delmar. Grand menorah Lighting, Delmar. Chanukah and hero motif. Info.–https://bethlehemchabad.com/events/chanukah-extravaganza/.

Chanukah Dinner, 5 p.m. Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Info.– 518-374-8173.

Temple Israel Chanukah Extravaganza, 5-7 p.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. Info.–518-438 -7858.

MONDAY, DEC. 23
Maimonides Hebrew Day School Chanukah Auction/Dinner, p.m. MHDS, 404 Partridge St. Albany. Info.– 518-453-9363.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25
Latke Palooza At Ohav Shalom, 5-7 p.m.  Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd. Albany. Chanukah celebration. Adm. Info.–518-489-4706, ext.10.

THURSDAY, DEC. 26
Center Square Minyan,
6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Chanukah Party. Entrance on Lancaster, Info.–centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

SATURDAY, JAN. 4
Jew Chew Review, Lunch after services with food and topic about Jews from the Dominican Republic. Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick Rd, Troy, NY.

SUNDAY, JAN. 5
“Regina,” 7-9 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. $5. Documentary. Dessert, panel discussion. Info.– 518-584-8730, opt. 2.

FRIDAY, JAN. 10
Center Square Minyan,
6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Jews Around the World w/PJ Library. Entrance on Lancaster, Info.–centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

Women’s Shabbat Retreat, Gideon Putnam Hotel, 24 Gideon Putnam Rd., Saratoga Springs. Thru 1/12. Chabad’s JWC chapters. Speaker Sara Esther Crispe. Adm., Res., Info.– www.WomensShabbat.com

SATURDAY, JAN. 18
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “An Act of Defiance,” 7:30 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Netherlands, South Africa, 2018, 123 min. English, Afrikaans with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

SUNDAY, JAN. 19
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “An Act of Defiance,” 2 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Netherlands, South Africa, 2018, 123 min. English, Afrikaans with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 1
Jew Chew Review, Lunch after services with food and topic about Jews from Rome. Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick Rd, Troy.

SUNDAY, FEB. 2
Jewish Story Telling, 5:30 p.m. Wilson Chapel, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saaratoga Springs. Info.– 518-584-8730, opt. 2.

FRIDAY, FEB. 7
Center Square Minyan,
6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Tu B’Shevat seder. Entrance on Lancaster, Info.–centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

SUNDAY, FEB. 9
Women’s Spa For Body And Soul, 1-4 p.m. Chabad Shabbos House, 320 Fuller Rd., Albany.

MONDAY, FEB. 10
HACD Science Fair, 6 p.m. 100 Academy Rd., Ste 100, Albany.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “Shoelaces,” 7:30 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Israel, 2018, 98 min., Hebrew with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

SUNDAY FEB. 16
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “Shoelaces,” 2 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Israel, 2018, 98 min., Hebrew with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Center Square Minyan,
6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Purim Party w/PJ Library. Entrance on Lancaster, Info.–centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “Shelter,” 7:30 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. France, Germany, Israel, 2018, 93 min. English, Hebrew with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

Jew Chew Review, Lunch after services with food and topic about Jews from Iran. Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick Rd, Troy.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “Shelter,” 2 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. France, Germany, Israel, 2018, 93 min. English, Hebrew with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

1945,” 7-9 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. $5. Dessert, panel discussion. Info.– 518-584-8730, opt. 2.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3
Center Square Minyan,
6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Last Call for Chametz! Entrance on Lancaster, Info.–centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4
Jew Chew Review, Lunch after services with food and topic about Jews from Kenya. Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick Rd, Troy.

MONDAY, APRIL 20
“Fanny’s Journey,” 7-9 p.m. Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saaratoga Springs. $5. Dessert, panel discussion. Based on true story. Info.– 518-584-8730, opt. 2.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “The Invisibles,” 7:30 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Germany, 2018, 110 min., German with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 1
Center Square Minyan,
6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Caribbean Shabbat w/PJ Library. Entrance on Lancaster, Info.–centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

SATURDAY, MAY 2
Jew Chew Review, Lunch after services with food and topic about Jews of Israel ancient and modern tourists. Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick Rd, Troy.

SUNDAY, MAY 3
Bombshell: The Hey Lamarr Story,” 7-9 p.m. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. $5. Dessert, panel discussion. Info.– 518-584-8730, opt. 2.

SUNDAY, MAY 31
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “The Cakemaker,” 7:30 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Germany, Israel 2017 105 min. German, Hebrew with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5
Center Square Minyan,
6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany. Dog Minyan in the Park (Meet at the Moses statue in Washington Park. If the weather is trash, normal Church Hall is back up). Entrance on Lancaster, Info.–centersquareminyan@gmail.com or 518-565-0474.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6
Jew Chew Review, Lunch after services with food and topic about Jews of New Orleans. Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick Rd, Troy.

ONGOING EVENTS

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, 10:30 11:30 a.m., Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Newborns to preschoolers. Parent must attend. Info.– school@bethemethalbany.org.

Sunday Morning Yoga, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $12 in advance; $15 at door. Reg online at bethemethalbany.org. Reg. for babysitting by Wednesday prior with Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

B’nai Sholom Monthly Tot Shabbats, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. 30-minute service is preceded by 5 p.m. reception. 11/8, 12/13. 

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.