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

News About Upcoming Services

We welcome Rabbi Amiel Monson to Congregation Beth Shalom. Rabbi Ami will lead Kabbalat Shabbat services for Congregation Beth Shalom Fridays at 6:30 PM.

“Originally from Philadelphia, Monson spent the last seven years on the West Coast in a range of positions including spiritual support and counseling for elder residents at Los Angeles Jewish Home and The Nest (Los Angeles, Calif.) and youth director at Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, Calif). The rabbi graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Penn.) with a bachelor’s degree in comparative religion and a certificate in Jewish studies. He earned three master’s degrees from Gratz College (Elkins Park, Penn.) —in Jewish education, Jewish communal service, and Jewish studies. He graduated from The Academy for Jewish Religion (California) and was recently ordained. He follows generations of family rabbis, including his father, and maternal grandfather, who served at Temple Beth El in Troy in the 1940s, and a great-grandfather.”
 Jewish World, Jun 23, 2021

Rabbi Ami has replaced Rabbi Beverly as chaplain to Daughters of Sarah, Coburg Village and other assisted living or skilled nursing facilities in our area.

Please come to Kabbalat Shabbat service to make a minyan and to welcome Rabbi Ami. Services will be both in-person and via Zoom to accommodate our out-of-town members.

Please see the Beth Shalom weekly email announcements for all worship details including Zoom information.
Please note that the service schedule is subject to change. Check Thursday's Beth Shalom email announcements for the most current information.


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

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The Saratoga


Jewish Cultural Festival


bringing community together


Summer 2022

Open to the public


A series of fun and family-friendly events!


Registration required for all programs; vaccination and/or masks required for onsite events.


For further information, please visit

www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org,

or email

[email protected]




For more detailed information, please click on the "button" below

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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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The Jewish World (June 23-July 7, 2022) – The sisterhood and men’s club of Congregation Beth Shalom in Clifton Park sponsored a potluck brunch at the synagogue, 688 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park, on Sunday, June 12th, to welcome back its “snowbirds.  Forty people attended, including from left, in the red kippah, Bob Silverman, wife Colleen next to him, Linda and Steve Gellman, seated next to them.  Standing is Rabbi Ami Monson, who has been rabbi for Friday night services for several months.  He is talking to Annie and Larry Friedman.

Additionally, check out some of the other resources available to Beth Shalom through Jewish Federation of NENY using the link highlighted here. A link to the Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center is also provided below.

The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center

The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies strives to build a cadre of teachers, professional and lay leaders across the United States who are committed to Holocaust Education and Remembrance, ready to meet the challenges that the field is facing as survivors of the Holocaust are passing away and awareness of the subject in public memory is fading.

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For those of you that would like to send Rabbi emeritus Markowitz a short note please send it to:
Rabbi Chanan Markowitz
c/o Josh Markowitz
3530 N Lake Shore Drive, #1A
Chicago, IL 60657

We are sure he would love to hear from you.

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 Board 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-January 6, 2021


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 Amiel Monson
688 Clifton Park Center Road                                                                                                                                                              President David Clayman
Clifton Park, NY 12065                                                                                                                                                                          Rabbi Emeritus Dr. Chanan Markowitz