CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM


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 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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WALK FOR CLIMATE

Join us for an Interfaith prayerful walk for Climate on Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 11 AM to 1 PM. We start at First Lutheran Church at 181 Western Ave., Albany (parking available) and proceed to a walk around the NYS Capitol and back. Sponsored by GreenFaith, NY Renews, and Capital Region Interfaith Creation Care Coalition. For more information go to the Events page of www.capitalcreationcare.org.

President Lewis Morrison

Hadassah Shabbat at Beth Shalom    Feb. 19, 2021

Rabbi Markowitz and several Hadassah members of Beth Shalom led the congregation in a meaningful erev Shabbat Zoom service. Next year we are looking forward to resuming in-person services. Please click on photo below to enlarge. Please join us for erev Shabbat Zoom services, each Friday at 6:00 PM. For information, contact Jackie at (518) 371-0608.

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