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

Events and Groups

"PAPER CLIPS" - July 17, 2019

Over 35 people turned out to watch this video, partake in deserts and enjoy commentary from Tony McCann. The video began as a lesson about prejudice as teachers, in a rural Tennessee heavily Christian community, searched for a way to teach their students about prejudice and the Holocaust. What happened next was a MIRACLE. 

Sukkot 2018 at Congregation Beth Shalom - September, 2018

80th Birthday Celebration - June 17, 2018

Rabbi Markowitz (left) and many friends and relatives helped Don Rubin (center) celebrate his 80th birthday.

4th Annual Joint Rosh Hodesh Woman's Program - May 15, 2018

Portraits of our Mothers: We came together to share who our mothers wre before they became mothers.  What were their dreams and accomplishments, and how did they inspire us?

Men's Club Talk: The Future Of Clifton Park - April 29, 2018

Phil Barrett, town supervisor, discussed “The Future of Clifton Park" using a very comprehensive and informative slide presentation. 

Celebration of Israel’s 70th Birthday - April 20, 2018
The festivities included dinner, Shabbat Services and a special Oneg Shabbat. Our own Clifton Park Town Supervisor, Phil Barrett (pictured below right with Congregation President Fern Hayden) was our special guest speaker are talked about the special relationship between the United States and Israel.
Pot luck dinner followed by Jewish storyteller  - October 21, 2017
Sisterhood sponsored a delicious pot luck dinner followed by storyteller Sandor Schuman.

Choir Practice - September 2017

The Beth Shalom choir during a practice session for the High Holidays.

Annual Congregation Beth Shalom Picnic - August 27, 2017

Men's Club sponsored our annual picnic: great friends, great food, great live music and great weather!  A good time was had by all.

JCC Maccabi Games - August 6-11, 2017
Congratulations to all the members of Congregation Beth Shalom who were involved in successfully bringing the JCC Maccabi Games to Northeastern New York. Great job by the volunteers who were involved in hosting, coaching, and cheering the athletes. 

Trip to Montreal, Canada - June 28-29, 2017

Members of Congregation Beth Shalom spent two days in Montreal touring and shopping.

A Day at the Lake - July 9, 2017

Members of Congregation Beth Shalom spent a pleasant day among friends on Lake Buel, Massachusetts.

Bat Mitzvah - 2016

Rabbi Markowitz reviews the Torah portion with a Bat Mitzvah.

Volunteers For Israel (VFI) - 2014, 2015

Three individuals from Congregation Beth Shalom have participated in VFI Program (In Israel: Sar El)

Sisterhood News and Views

Hi from Sisterhood,
For the first time, members of Sisterhood had a joint meeting with the Men’s Club to discuss programs of mutual interest, and to think about plans for 2019 – 2020. A summer event is in the works.

Author Anastasia Goodman met with some of our members to discuss her books. The most recent one is “The Terrorist” in which the main character, Sasha, a Russian and an American, solves an international mystery.

Coming up, we will be having an off-site dinner at the Grecian Gardens on Tuesday, June 11, at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to Jackie at 518-371-0608. We hope to start off in September with an exciting lecture, and Dessert and a Movie is still being planned. We have some great ideas, but we want to hear yours first.
Please, don’t forget to pay your Sisterhood dues of $36. Sisterhood pays for many things and activities at Beth Shalom. We need your support.
We’ll see you on June 11th.

Sandy Rubin and Sheila Alfasso

Men's Club News and Views

Welcome to late Spring and Summer
The Men’s Club is working on one program for the summer and a number of programs to begin in the fall.
In the summer, we hope to have a congregation get together run by both the Sisterhood and the Men’s Club. This will give our members not only an opportunity to socialize but eat some really good food.
Possible Fall and Winter programs, so far:
November: Veteran’s Day program with guest speaker and brunch
December: Since we are an aging synagogue, we are planning to set up a program relating to this topic for our members.
April: Two years ago this past April, we had Phil Barrett as a guest speaker. The topic: “The Future of Clifton Park.” We feel that an update at this time would be a good program for our members.
1. Please send in your dues for 2019. We provide programs of interest to all. These programs are free for Beth Shalom members. Some programs do cost us some money (i.e. Refreshments).
Your Men’s Club wants to continue putting on programs that will provide enjoyment, both social and cultural, for the members of our congregation. To be able to do this, we need the help of our congregation members.
We are always looking for new ideas and volunteers to assist in our programs. Any suggestions from our members will be appreciated. Les can be contacted at 518-371-4946 or email Les at [email protected] We need our members to volunteer in order to achieve Sisterhood/Men’s Club future programs.
Les Miller, Men's Club President