CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM


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

Welcome to Congregation Beth Shalom
A growing community Synagogue serving Southern Saratoga communities

Fall 2018: Schedule of Upcoming Services

FRIDAY Shabbat Services start at 7:30 pm.

SATURDAY Morning at 10 am Rabbi Markowitz offers a Shabbat morning service and his wonderful Torah Study on the Torah Portion of the week. This is followed by a Kiddush. All are welcome!


Please see the Calendar for a more detailed worship schedule.

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

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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HOW DOES JUDAISM, IN PARTICULAR, KABALLA  RESPOND 

TO THE POSSIBILITY OF LIFE ON ALIEN PLANETS?

A LECTURE BY RABBI DR. CHANAN MARKOWITZ

Sunday, October 21 at 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom of Clifton Park

 

Astronomers have never seen anything like this before! NEVER! Recently, it was reported that all seven Earth-size alien worlds that orbit the same tiny, dim star may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports.  "Looking for life this solar system is probably our best bet as of today," says the study "The 7 Earth-Size Worlds of TRAPPIST-1" by co-author Professor Brice-Olivier Demory, at the Center for Space and Habitability at the University of Bern in Switzerland. These exoplanets circle the star TRAPPIST-1, which lies just 39 light-years from our own plant Earth — a mere stone's throw in the cosmic scheme of things. So speculation about the alien worlds' life-hosting potential should soon be informed by hard data, study team members said. 

Thus, the question arises; How does Judaism, in particular, Kabbala respond to the possibility of alien life on other planets? 

This lecture is open to the entire community. There is no fee to attend. For further information please call Jackie at the CBS office at (518) 371-0608.

Board Members to be Honored at Friday Night October 26th Service

Please join us at Kabballah Shabbat on Friday, October 26, 2018 during which time we will honor our Board of Trustees for their tireless service to our synagogue. We will honor all of our Board of Trustee Members. In addition, we will be specifically recognizing those Board Members who have served for many, many years. 

Community Synagogue

Congregation Beth Shalom is the community synagogue for Southern Saratoga County and its surrounding communities. While our unique membership comes from all branches of Judaism. We lean towards Liberal Conservative Jewish practices.


Welcome to Beth Shalom

We encourage both Jewish and interfaith couples, families and singles to worship and join our synagogue, including families with children. Rabbi Markowitz is available to tutor children as well as adults in our synagogue. A customized instruction plan can be jointly developed to meet your educational objectives. We would especially like to reach those families in the Clifton Park and Malta, NY areas who may be unaffiliated.


We are a warm and inviting place, respectful of all regardless of Jewish background. We welcome interfaith families.


Our Dedication

We are dedicated to ensuring the continuity of Judaism by:

o    Enhancing our spiritual lives through beautiful religious services, educational programs for all ages and Jewish backgrounds; cultural celebrations, and social activities

o    Educating our children and adults

o    Involving our children in the greater Jewish community

o    Promoting mutual respect between the Jewish and broader communities


Our synagogue is a tree of life for all who seek roots in Jewish tradition, and for all who seek peace.