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

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

Winter 2020: 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 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

 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.


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.


High Holiday Services at Beth Shalom    2020-5781

Limited in-synagogue attendance with social-distancing, required masks, etc., combined with a Zoom transmission provided very meaningful high holiday services. Click on photo to expand.

Services were followed by Rabbi Markowitz blowing the shofar out-doors (accompanied by Ellen Markowitz) as our socially-distanced congregation members looked on. Click on photo to expand.

Shofar blowing was followed by Tashlich nearby. Tashlich is a customary Jewish atonement ritual where the participants symbolically cast off their sins by gathering along the banks of a river or stream and reciting prayers of repentance. Click on photo to expand.

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 Board of Rabbis

Mourning the Senseless Killing of George Floyd

Our Jewish Community is grief-stricken. We stand in solidarity with our black brothers and sisters in the Jewish community and beyond, as we all mourn the violent death of George Floyd. Our community rejects racism and bigotry in all its forms in our society.

Along with Civil Rights leaders, local officials, and other religious leaders, we express our respect and empathy for every human being as we are taught that each person is created B’Tzelem Elohim [in the sacred image of God]. We renew our commitment to pursue justice and to work together for meaningful and lasting systemic change.

Our tradition teaches: “Do not stand idly by while your neighbor bleeds” [Leviticus 19:16]. Therefore, we will uphold our responsibility to work alongside our neighbors to build a more equitable, caring, and just world.

Capital District Board of Rabbis
Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York
Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York

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