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

Hi from Sisterhood,

Members of SISTERHOOD had a busy November:

A delicious dinner at Wheatfields;

SISTERHOOD and MEN’ Club sponsored a Veteran’s Day Shabbat. Rabbi Markowitz’s DRASHA wasinspiring. Our in-house caterer, Linda Russell, provided a delicious lunch.

On November 30, we had a tour of Hope Club and a thoughtful talk from someone who works for Hospice.  Call Sheila (518-371-7059) or Sandy (518-877-7878).

Looking toward December:
Colleen is organizing a Pot Luck Supper with surprise entertainment. It will be held at 6:30 on December 8th.

December 10th: A representative from CAPTAIN will pick up gifts for our adopted boy at 7:30 PM. There will be a brief Sisterhood Planning Meeting at 7PM.

Sandy Rubin and Sheila Alfasso

Men's Club News and Views


Here is where we need the help!

Programs we are working on

1. February – A tax presentation on how the federal law will affect our 2018 tax returns

2. March – A speaker on sudden strokes and heart attacks

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.

Les can be contacted at 518-371-4946 or email Les at [email protected] If you haven’t already done so, please pay your 2018 Men’s Club dues.  We need our members to volunteer in order to achieve Sisterhood/Men’s Club future programs. 

Les Miller