CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM


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

Events and Groups

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


Please, check Thursday’s weekly announcement for dates for a planning meeting and Coffee and Conversation.

Our main event for February will be a tour and a “shower” for the CAPTAIN Homeless andRunaway Shelter in Malta, on Monday, February 25th. We will meet at Beth Shalom at 9:15AM and carpool to the center. Christy, the director of the shelter, has sent us an extensive wish list. She understands that we will do what we can. Gift Cards (movies, bowling, etc.) and checks made out to CBS Sisterhood would also be helpful. Your Jewish and non-Jewish friends may be interested in participating.

Sisterhood meetings are open to all women. We need your input and help. Have a warm winter. See you in shul.

Sandy Rubin and Sheila Alfasso

Men's Club News and Views


Programs sponsored by your Sisterhood and Men’s Club for the members of CongregationBeth Shalom in the coming months.


February 17, 2019- 10:00 am Claude P. Manna, Jr., CPA will present a program on 2018 income taxes. The presentation will include how the new federal tax plan will affect our 2018 tax returns.

Claude is a graduate of HVCC and Siena College. Claude is a CPA, currently a partner of Cusack and Company, with 30 years experience.

Refreshments will be served.


March 3, 2019 – 10:00 am - What you need to know BEFORE hospitalization

Presented by Judith Duma

Judith has been a nurse for 36 years and has given this talk to many groups. Since 2001 she has been involved in discharge planning, case management and patient evaluations. Among the topics she will be discussing are some myths of insurance expectations, health care proxy and power of attorney. . Included will also be information on strokes and heart attacks. 

Refreshments will be served.


Now the Men’s Club needs your help.

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. I can be contacted at 518-371-4946 or email me at [email protected] We need our members to volunteer in order to achieve Sisterhood/Men’s Club future programs.

Les Miller