CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM


688 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
(518) 371-0608

Welcome to Congregation Beth Shalom
An established community synagogue serving Southern Saratoga communities

Spring 2021: Schedule of Upcoming Services

Due to the Covid 19 and we will not be holding services in the Shul.  However, we can gather together for a virtual service. We will use the Zoom program to hold our on-line services and the Rabbi's Torah study. Please go to https://zoom.us/ and sign up for the free service. If you have a camera and a microphone on your computer or if you sign on using your smart phone you will be able to both see and hear, and be seen and heard.
Shabbat Zoom service, every Friday starts at 6:00 pm. Recurs weekly

SERVICES
 Friday, at 6 p.m. Shabbat Evening Service via Zoom.

Sunday, at 10 a.m. Rabbi's Torah Study and Lecture via Zoom.

Please see the Beth Shalom Weekly Email Announcements for Zoom Meeting Details

When In-Person Services Resume, Our Normal Schedule is as Follows:

FRIDAY Shabbat Services start at 7:30 pm. Friday Night Live Shabbat Services start at 7:00 pm.

SATURDAY Morning at 10 am Rabbi Markowitz offers a wonderful Torah study on the Torah portion of the week. This is followed by a kiddush. All are welcome! Once per month (please see calendar) we have a Shabbat morning service with Flo Miller chanting Torah.


Please see the calendar for a more detailed worship schedule. Please note that the service schedule is subject to change. Check Thursday's Beth Shalom email announcements for the most current information.


For membership information, please call 518-371-0608.

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Please Visit our Calendar for All the Upcoming Events


Do you have a special event coming up that you would like to share with your family, friends, and synagogue family? Why not sponsor an Oneg or Kiddush? Sponsoring a kiddush is honoring, celebrating, memorializing, and congratulating any individual/s or event. A kiddush is a wonderful way to bring people together and begin to celebrate the Sabbath too. For more information you can call the synagogue office and speak to Jackie at (518) 371-0608 or call Linda Russell at (518) 371-3641.

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           Please join our Rabbi online for Pesach Yizkor Service!


On the final day of Pesach, Sunday, April 4 at 10 a.m., a Yizkor service will be held.

Watch the weekly announcements for additional information.

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Congregation Beth Shalom Is Hosting

A PRIVATE TOUR OF THE TENEMENT MUSEUM IN NEW YORK!

(Via Zoom)

Sunday, April 25 from 10 am – 11 am


Please join us on a virtual field trip down to the Lower East Side!  Congregation Beth Shalom members will have an exclusive, private tour of one of the most unique museums in New York – The Tenement Museum.  The tour will be led by a Museum Educator and we will have a chance to ask questions.


The Tenement Museum provides many opportunities to understand the experiences of immigrants and migrants, and the fundamental role they played in defining our national identity. The museum’s two historic buildings were home to thousands of residents on the Lower East Side.  Our tour will focus on the Rogarshevsky Family.


Rogarshevsky Family Classic Tour


The Rogarshevsky family are a Jewish American family from Lithuania who moved to the Lower East Side in New York. The parents, Fannie and Abraham, raised six children in 97 Orchard Street, balancing work, family, and their religious faith during the 1910s. This tour will consider the difficulties of factory work through the experiences of the family's teenage daughters, and learn about labor unions, working conditions, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Just like an on-site building tour, a Tenement Museum Educator will virtually guide you through their home and discuss how the family balanced their traditions with working outside the home at garment factories across the city.


Special Information Regarding This Event


  • Limited Availability
  • This event is for members of Congregation Beth Shalom
  • You need to RSVP to [email protected] by April 15th.
  • Only one registration per household (i.e. device)
  • PLEASE let us know if you cannot attend as there may be a waiting list.
  • You will be sent the Zoom link a few days before this event.                                            ___________________________________________________________

The Czech Scroll Story: from WWII to the Diaspora - March 14, 2021


Congregation Beth Shalom enjoyed a captivating Zoom presentation by Lois Roman, a Trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust (MST). The history of CBS Holocaust scroll (MST #293) was also discussed. Please see "Events and Groups" page for more details.

Welcome to Beth Shalom


Welcome to Beth Shalom!  Serving Southern Saratoga County for the last 45 years, we are so excited to welcome you into our building, services, and synagogue family.  While our unique membership comes from all branches of Judaism, we lean towards liberal Conservative practices and embrace interfaith, LGBTQA, and all our diverse friends and families.  Have a question?  Our rabbi and members are here to help.  Poke around our website to learn more about us and contact us today so we can learn more about you!  We are so glad you are here and can't wait to greet you in person!

Message from the Capital District Board of Rabbis


The Capital District Board of Rabbis and Cantors condemns the unprecedented assault on the United States Capitol building, the members of Congress, and indeed on democracy itself. Such acts of trespass, vandalism and violence are contrary to the values of our nation. We are particularly disturbed and heart-broken that these actions came as a result of leaders of our country putting their party loyalty ahead of the interests of the common good. Our democracy is only strong when all agree to abide by the laws of our nation. We call for all residents of the United States to unite for the common good; to respect the peaceful transition of power, and to reaffirm our commitment to democracy and civil discourse.

We pray for our country and its future well-being with these words from our Rabbis:


Eternal God.

Bless the leaders of our United States of America.

Grant them the health, safety, strength, wisdom, foresight, and fortitude to lead our nation in a manner that will allow us all to live in a world of blessing, safety, well- being, and peace. (Rabbi Roy Feldman - Orthodox)


Teach them the insights of Your Torah, that they may administer all affairs of state fairly, that peace and security, happiness and prosperity, justice and freedom may forever abide in our midst. (Siddur Sim Shalom - Conservative)


Grant our leaders wisdom and forbearance.

May they govern with justice and compassion.

Help us all to appreciate one another,

And to respect the many ways that we may serve You. May our homes be safe from affliction and strife,

and our country be sound in body and spirit. (Mishkan Tefillah – Reform)

Amen.

Congregation Beth Shalom                        [email protected]                  (518) 371-0608                         Rabbi Dr. Chanan Markowitz
688 Clifton Park Center Road                                                                                                                                                       President Lewis Morrison
Clifton Park, NY 12065