ONGOING EVENTS are now visible below the dated events.

SATURDAY, JAN. 18
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “An Act of Defiance,” 7:30 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. $10 for non-JCC members, $5, members. Netherlands, South Africa, 2018, 123 min. English, Afrikaans with subtitles. Ian Bubb to discuss. 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. $10 for non-JCC members, $5, members. Netherlands, South Africa, 2018, 123 min. English, Afrikaans with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

The Life of Martin Luther King, 2 p.m. St James Church, 117 Hudson Ave., Chatham. Gospel music, readings and an address by Rabi Israel Dresser, ’60s civil rights leader, and Avi Dresser of Chatham Synagogue. Info.– thechathamsynagogue@gmail.com.

MONDAY, JAN. 20
Kids In The Kitchen, 1-3 p.m. Clifton Park Chabad, 495 Moe Rd., Clifton Park. Res., Info.– www.cliftonparkchabad.com

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22
B.E. Lunch And Learn,12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Jews in America Through Stories & Film will be discussed by Cantor Schechtman. BYOL. Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Shabbat, 5 p.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady, Free. Soup meal after service, 6 p.m. Adm. Lecture by Sarah Rogerson, director of the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School, 7 p.m. Res.  by 1/17 for meal. Info.–518-374-8173.

“Understanding Gender Identity: From the Talmud to Today.” 6:30 – 8 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $12. Dinner and Learn with Rabbinic Intern, Alexandra Stein. Reg., bethemethalbany.org. Info. – Lisa Roth, eatrealfood4@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25
Bread/Torah Havdalah, 6 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. S10. Rabbis Linda Motzkin and Jonathan Rubenstein of Temple Sinai will share their expertise. Res. by 1/20, https://www.ohavshalom.org/events/bread-and-torah/.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26
“Can Science And Religion Unite Making This A Better World?” 10 a.m. Beth Shalom Synagogue, 688 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park.  Free. 2nd of two lectures. Rabbi Dr. Chanan Markowitz to discuss. (See Jan. 12)

“Be The Father You Want To Be,” 9:30 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Free. Breakfast and discussion with Barry Z. Davis. Res.by 1/23, Info.– barryzdavis@gmail.com or 518-237-5553.

Open House Jr. /Mini Maccabi Games, 1-5 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. Games set May 3. Info.–518-377-8803.

Legal/Financial Planning Views Of Alzheimers’ Association, 10 a.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Free. Speakers Megan DeMento and Del. B. Salmon of the Salmon Law Firm. Reg.­–www. alz.org/crf or 518-888-5563; walk-ins invited.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29
B.E. Lunch And Learn,12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. “Jews in America Through Stories & Film” will be discussed by Cantor Schechtman. BYOL. Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

THURSDAY, JAN. 30
B.E. Sisterhood Night Out, 6-8:30 p.m. Bellini’s, 1365 New Scotland Rd., Slingerlands. Reg. by 1/ 27 –CBESisterEvents@gmail.com.

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. Falstaff Building, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. $10. Dinner program. Info.– 518-584-8730, opt. 2.

B.E. Brotherhood Super Bowl Party, 6-11 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany.BYOB, side dish. Reg. by1/ 29 with Bradley Morris, bamorris1991@gmail.com.

MONDAY, FEB. 3
Shakespeare In The Garden, Honey Tasting, 3:30- 4:30 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Cathie Gifford to present. Info.–518-438-6651, ext. 126.

Soul Songs, 6 p.m. First NY FCU, Community Rm., 2 Wall St., Colonie. Free. Performance by Josh Sussman, violinist, as tribute to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the late Lubavitcher rebbe. Chasidic melodies. Info.­–518-368-7886, ChaiCenterColonie@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5
B.E. Lunch And Learn, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. “Jews in America Through Stories & Film” will be discussed by Cantor Schechtman. BYOL. Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

THURSDAY FEB. 6
Stories Of Creation, 7-9 p.m. Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Schenectady. Free. Sandy Schuman will represent a Jewish storytelling tradition at the Interfaith Story Circle. 3 other stories. Info.–518-374-0637.

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.

Shabbat Unplugged” Service and Dinner, 5 -7:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Pre-neg nosh at 5 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. service with Grades 2 – 3, Jr. Choir. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reg. for dinner, bethemethalbany.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 8
Deli And Movie Night,
6:30 -9 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $20, members, $25 non members. Film “To Life,” 7:30  p.m. – Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org or 518-436-9671, ext. 230.

Pamela Schuller, Jewish Comedian, 9 a.m.-noon Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 13 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. During Shabbat service.

B.E.Brotherhood Torah Study/Brunch, 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Torah study with Rabbinic Intern, Alexandra Stein. $10/person for brunch. Reg.–bethemethalbany.org by 2/ 6. Info. – Mark Swyer, mdswyer@hotmail.com.

Inclusion Shabbat, “ShabbaTTogether,” Colonie Chabad, 284 Osborne Rd., Loudonville. Creating an environment for those with disabilities. Prayers, meals, talks. Info.– 518-368-7886,  ChaiCenterColonie@gmail.com.

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

Volunteer At Food Bank, Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. Info.– Sharon Berko, sharonleeberko@yahoo.com.

“The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe,” 6:30 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 13 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. $25 in advance, $36 at door. Rebecca Erbelding to speak at Jewish Federation Joint Society program. Dinner, Dessert. Info.–518-783-7800.

They Made It Here —Musical, 4 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd. Albany. $20 Benefit performance for Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE). Info.– www.RISSE-Albany.org 

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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12
B. E. Lunch And Learn, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Jews in America Through Stories & Film will be discussed by  Cantor Schechtman. BYOL. Info.– Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “Shoelaces,” 7:30 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. $10 for non-JCC members, $5, members. 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. $10 for non-JCC members, $5, members. Israel, 2018, 98 min., Hebrew with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5
AJCC Purim Carnival, 5:30-8 p.m. AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. $5 for children above 2. Info.– AndrewK@albanyjcc.org or 518-438-6651, ext. 113.

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. $10 for non-JCC members, $5, members. 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. $10 for non-JCC members, $5, members. 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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Jewish Federation Super Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, 184 Washington Ave., Ext., Albany. Phone solicitations to help fund area Jewish organizations, Israel. Info.–518-783-7800.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29
Jewish Food Festival, noon- 3 p.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Info.–518-374-8173.

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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
2nd Borscht Belt/Catskill Hotel(s) Reunion Dance, 7 p.m.- 12 a.m. Villa Roma Resort Clubhouse, Callicon, N.Y. $90. Comedian, band music and dinner, part of weekend reunion. Info.–rmkauff100@cox.net or 401-487-9646.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
Schenectady JCC Film Festival – “The Invisibles,” 7:30 p.m. Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. $10 for non-JCC members, $5, members. Germany, 2018, 110 min., German with subtitles. Info. – http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival/ or judyb@schenectadyjcc.org.

Temple Israel Notes 72 Years, 4-9:30 p.m. Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany. $180. Dinner gala. Info.–518-438-7858.

Temple Sinai Dinner Gala, 5-8 p.m. Embassy Suites, 86 congress St., saratoga springs. Silent auction, jazz. Info.–518-584-8730.

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 Hedy 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

Knit And Nosh, thru 3-29 Sundays, 10 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany.

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