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

Fall 2021: Schedule of Upcoming Services

Due to the alleviation of Covid-19, in-person Shabbat services have resumed in the Shul. Shabbat services are also available virtually via Zoom.

Shabbat Service
Shabbat Evening Service-In-person & via Zoom: Friday, at 7 PM

We will use the Zoom program to hold the Rabbi's weekly Torah study.

Weekly Torah Study
Rabbi's Torah Study and Lecture via Zoom: Sunday, at 10:00 AM

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.

Please see the Beth Shalom weekly email announcements for in-person and Zoom worship details

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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Schedule for High Holiday Services


Selichot                                          Saturday                      August 28                   7:00 pm

1. Rosh Hashanah evening                Monday                       September 6               7:00 pm

2. Rosh Hashanah morning               Tuesday                      September 7               9:00 am

3. Tashlich                                       Tuesday                      September 7               3:00 pm

4. Rosh Hashanah evening                Tuesday                      September 7               7:00 pm

5. Rosh Hashanah morning               Wednesday                 September 8               9:00 am

6. Rosh Hashanah evening                Wednesday                 September 8               7:00 pm

7. Shabbat Shuva evening service       Friday                          September 10            7:00 pm

 

8. Rabbi Markowitz will hold a Sunday September 12th 12:00 Noon Memorial Service at our CBS cemetery

 

9. Kol Nidre service                          Wednesday                 September 15             7:00 pm

Light Yizkor candles before Yom Tov candles at 6:22 pm

 

10. Yom Kippur morning service        Thursday                     September 16             9:00 am

Yizkor will be recited during this service

 

11. Mincha                                      Thursday                     September 16             5:00 pm

12. Concluding Service (Ne’ilah)        Thursday                     September 16             6:15 pm

will be followed by the sounding of the Shofar 7:00 pm

 

Break the Fast: Immediately following the Yom Kippur Concluding Service. 7:15 pm

By Reservation Only. Please call Linda Russell at 518- 371-3641 or Jackie at 518-371-0608.

 

13. Sukkot service                           Monday                       September 20             7:00 pm

14. Sukkot service                           Tuesday                      September 21             7:00 pm

15. Shavot Sukkot service                Friday                          September 24             7:00 pm

16. Hoshanah Rabbah service           Monday                       September 27             7:00 pm

17. Shemini Atzeret Yizkor service    Tuesday                      September 28             7:00 pm

followed by Maariv and Simchat Torah

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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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New Jerusalem by David Ives – August 1, 2021 performed at Congregation Beth Shalom by actors from Homemade Theater. There were two performances one at 1 PM, the other at 5 PM. This play is about the Jewish philosopher Spinoza.

Baruch de Spinoza is a young merchant and the heir apparent of Saul Mortera, the chief Rabbi of Amsterdam. But Amsterdam’s Sephardic Jews have made a fatal arrangement with the city: They have agreed to police their own community for unorthodox beliefs. When the city accuses Spinoza of atheism, Mortera must summon Baruch to the synagogue to defend himself. Spinoza’s best friend, his sister and the woman he loves are all drawn into the controversy, a historical event that shook up not only the entire Jewish community of Amsterdam, but changed Spinoza’s and Mortera’s lives—and all of Western thought—irrevocably. No written record survives of what was said at Temple Talmud Torah on July 27, 1656. In this eloquent and masterful drama, David Ives attempts to open the temple doors and let us listen in on a dispute whose philosophical and political echoes still reverberate today.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Welcome to Beth Shalom


Welcome to Beth Shalom!  Serving Southern Saratoga County for the last 47 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 David Clayman
Clifton Park, NY 12065