April - May, 2020 - Rabbi Markowitz conducting Congregation Beth Shalom Shabbat evening services via "Zoom."
"Off-site Dinner" - March 3, 2020
Good food, good drinks and best of all, good friends at our "off-site dinner" in Boynton Beach, FL!
Chanukah Pot Luck Dinner, Candle-lighting & White Elephant Gift Exchange -
December 28, 2019
Congregation Beth Shalom hosted a Chanukah Pot Luck Dinner, Candle-lighting with a White Elephant Gift Exchange on December 28, 2019.
Refreshments were provided by Sisterhood and Men's Club. A good time was had by all!
Off-site Dinner - December 2, 2019
Good food, good drinks and best of all, good friends at our off-site dinner!
Snowbirds Celebrate November Birthdays in Florida - November 17, 2019
A group of Beth Shalom members got together in Boca Raton, Florida to celebrate several November birthdays!
Veterans Day program - November 10, 2019
"March of the Living" Talk - September 7, 2019
Guest speaker Seth Finkle spoke about his experiences taking part in the 2019 "March of the Living." This is a three kilometer walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau, done as a tribute to all victims of the Holocaust. This walk takes place annually on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day and brings people, young and old, from around the world.
"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.
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.
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)
Greetings from Sisterhood,
Happy almost spring, everyone. Purim is fast approaching. The Megillah reading is March 9th. Let’s all get together and take part in the Rabbi’s telling the story of Esther and Mordecai. We can all become kids again as we boo and hiss the wicked Haman. After the reading is finished, we all get to eat delicious hamentaschen, courtesy of Linda Russell and her helpers. It will be a fun night. Bring your families and join us.
As for the rest of the year, Sheila and I have some more ideas that we’re working on and hopefully they will be finalized soon.
Sandy Rubin and Sheila Alfasso
Men's Club Report
Men’s Club will be holding the following programs in April and June. These programs should be of interest to all members of our synagogue. We will be happy to include all residents of Clifton Park, if interested.
April: Phil Barrett, April 5, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Two years ago this April, Phil visited Congregation Beth Shalom and gave a wonderful presentation on the subject, “The Future of Clifton Park” as he saw it. Two years later, it’s time to expand on that and review what has taken place and see what the future holds. It’s time to expand on that presentation as improvements continue to take place yearly.
This event is being sponsored by Sisterhood and Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Shalom. Refreshments will be served.
June: Barry Hamerling - Sunday, June 28, 2020
Membership – The new year is upon us and the Men’s Club dues request has been sent out. Please, send in your dues so we can continue to provide future programs for all. $30.00 is a small amount for membership in your active Men’s Club. All programs are provided by both your Sisterhood and Men’s Club.
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.
Les Miller, Men's Club President
OUR NEXT MEN’S CLUB MEETING IS ON March 15, 2020 at 9:30 a.m