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Friday, March 27, 2020 6:58 pm

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COVID -19 has altered our community calendar. Most of the events have been canceled or postponed. We do not have verification that some of these programs are canceled, but in general the Jewish institutions and organizations of the Capital District are attempting to follow the governor’s medical dictates that to stem the tide of the pandemic —we must not congregate.

Please call or contact organizations if there is a question about an event listed here. If listed as canceled it may have been rescheduled.

ONGOING EVENTS are now visible below the dated events. If you would like to submit an event or modify an existing event, please e-mail the details here.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27
CANCELLED: Founder’s Day Shabbat, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The Evolution of Reform Judaism In Our Generation” will be discussed by Cantor Howard M Stahl. Info.– 518-436-9761.ext. 230, Deb Sokoler, dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28
POSTPONED: About Russ & Daughters: Reflections,” 8 p.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. $20. Screening of The Sturgeon Queens,” a documentary. Mark Russ Federman to discuss eatery. Pre-food festival program. Info.–  518-374-8173.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29
POSTPONED: Jewish Food Festival, noon- 3 p.m. Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. $20 for adults, $8 for children ages 13-17, free for children under 12. $5 discount to those that donate three cans of food to SICM food bank. Endless samples, speakers, kids’ activities. Info.–  518-374-8173.

Seder For Those With Disabilities, 4-6 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany.

CANCELLED: Beth Emeth Brotherhood/Sisterhood Brunch, 10 a.m. – noon. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. $12/non-members. Dr. Dennis McKenna, Albany Med CEO. Reg. – bethemethalbany.org. Info.– DSokoler@BethEmethAlbany.org.

“What’s Queer About Being Jewish & What’s Jewish About Being Queer?” 10:30- noon.  Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2217 Union St., Schenectady, Free. Follows 9:45 -10 a.m. AA Men’s Club breakfast, $7. Res., Info. 518-393-9211.

MONDAY, MARCH 30
CANCELLED: “Oral Torah In the Digital Age,” 6-8 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. Dr. Joshua Kulp to discuss. Res., Info.–Cecelia Soloviev, 518-489-4706, ext.10.

CANCELLED: Top Chief Matzah Challenge, 6:15 AJCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany.  $5 member, $10 guests, panel to judge matzah creations, Info.– 518-438-6651.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
CANCELLED: B. E. Lunch And Learn,
12 – 1:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The Royals of Israel: The Books of Samuel and Kings” will be discussed by Shara Siegfeld. BYOL. Info.– Deb Sokoler,
 dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

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.

Shabbat Unplugged Service/Dinner, 5-7:30 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info.–dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
Colonie Chai Community Seder, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Loudonville Fire House Community Rm., Albany Shaker Rd., Albany. $36, adults, $18 children. Res. by 4/1. Info.–518-368-7886.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
Holocaust Commemoration Concert, “Annelies,” 8-10 p.m. SUNY Ulster Student Lounge, 491 Cottekill Rd., Stone Ridge. $25. Info.– 917 670-9336,

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Matzo Brei Breakfast, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. SJCC, 2565 Balltown Rd. Schenectady, $8, adults, $5 children. Benefit for playground. Info.–518-37-8803.

Holocaust Commemoration Concert, “Annelies,” 4-6 p.m. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike $25. Info.– 917 670-9336.

AJCC Pillars Of The Community Awards, 10-noon. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany.

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 23
“Cain V. Abel: A Jewish Courtroom Drama,” 6-8 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113  New Krumkill Rd., Albany.  Free. Rabbi Dan Ornstein to read from his latest book. Info.– 518-489-4706, ext, 10.

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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28
Community Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration, 5:45 p.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info.–518-783-7900.

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.

AJCC Adult Health, Services Fair, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. AJCC. 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Free. Screenings, Information, snacks. Info.–518-438-6651.

TUESDAY, MAY 5
Masada and the Holocaust: The Transformations of Israeli Collective Memory,” 7 p.m. University at Albany Assembly Hall. Free. Dr. Yael Zerubavel will present annual Malka, Eitan Evan Yom HaShoah lecture. Info.– 518-442-5300.

THURSDAY, MAY 7
HACD Performs “Frozen Jr.” 7-8 p.m. Hebrew Academy, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info.– 518-482-0464. (See May 10)

SUNDAY, MAY 10
HACD Performs “Frozen Jr.” 1-3 p.m. Hebrew Academy, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Info.– 518-482-0464. (See May 7)

FRIDAY, MAY 15
JNF Breakfast For Israel, 7:30 a.m. Albany Marriot, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany. Amb. Dani Dayan to discuss “Israel 2020: Challenges, Opportunities.” Info.– Campaign Executive, Rina Wagman, rwagman@jnf.org or call 617-423-0999, ext. 812.

SUNDAY, MAY 17
Jewish Family Services Celebration, noon- 2 p.m. Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. Awards. Champagne brunch. Res., Info.– 518-482-8856.

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

Please check ahead to make sure programs are happening

Beyond Dispute: Debates That Shape Jewish Life, 7:30 p.m. 3/12, 19, and 4/26 23, 30. Agudat Achim Synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. $5. Info.–518-381-8983.

A Jewish Money Ethic Class, 10:30 a.m. 3/12. B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Adm. Info.–518-482-5283.

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

Sunday Morning Yoga with Megan Futterman, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Babysitting available. Res. to Deb Sokoler at dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org.

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.

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.