Join us for Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival Summer Series...

Open to the Public - A series of fun and family-friendly events!

June 6 @ 5pm Clifton Park Chabad presents

A Women's Gala & Auction - This hybrid event will take place outdoors at Clifton Park Chabad as well as on Zoom. All in attendance will enjoy a gourmet dinner – either-in person or delivered to their home. “The Five Love Languages” will be the talk by presenter, Mrs. Goldie Plotkin. After a difficult year, our delicate relationships can use a pick-up. Let’s gain insight and tips into enhancing our connections with those we love.  $15 before June 3, $20 after.

For more information contact Leah at [email protected].

June 6 @ 7pmCongregation Shaara Tfille presents

Kiss Me Kosher - The live streaming of the film Kiss Me Kosher celebrates LGBTQ month. Sparks fly when two families from wildly different cultural backgrounds collide while planning a same-sex wedding in this screwball romantic comedy that crosses all borders. Virtually on Zoom. To register, email [email protected]

June 16 @7pm  - Saratoga Chabad presents

HARDCHARLIE -  Honesty is essential to an artist’s credibility. Hailing from Chicago, it is the truth in HARDCHARLiE’s music that sets him apart from so many other artists. There is much more here than empty lines about cars, women, and money. There is a connection to be made with every listener; a way of liberating oneself from the constant pummeling of daily existence. Virtually on Zoom. To register, email [email protected].

June 24 @ 5pm Clifton Park Chabad presents

Klezmer and Kosher FestivalJoin us for an exciting evening as Clifton Park Chabad hosts its 8th Klezmer and Kosher festival at Collins Park in Clifton Park.  The newest Kosher food truck “The Chabad Guys” will be joining the festival.  Participants will pick up their Kosher food at Collins Park and enjoy live Klezmer music, games for kids, and more!  Free Admission; food available to purchase.  To RSVP, visit cliftonparkchabad.com

June 27 @ 7pm - Temple Sinai presents

Jews, God and History, Written & Performed by Michael Takiff one man reverent and irreverent, epic and intimate, comforting and maddening show that pulls no punches, challenging viewers to question their assumptions about issues like, God, the Holocaust and the tension between tribal loyalties and assimilation in a majority culture. Zoom Registration at [email protected]

June 2​8 @ 6pm - Saratoga Chabad presents

Jerusalem UncoveredRabbi Avraham Stolik is the founder and director of the Jerusalem Uncovered Institute, as well as director of Chabad in downtown Coral Gables, Florida. A number of visits to the Holy Land sparked his interest in archaeology. He combines his extensive knowledge of Jewish history with his new passion, and has been lecturing on the topic of biblical archaeology for close to two decades, focusing mainly on Jerusalem. Virtually on Zoom. To register, email [email protected].

July 6 (4-6pm) - Saratoga Chabad presents

Yitzchok Moully: The Pop Art Rabbi - is a conceptual artist whose work explores the intersection of spirituality and the material world we live in. Moully brings together the disparate colorful worlds of his hippie upbringing and Hasidic culture, resulting in a unique palette of colors and ideas. For more information call Rabbi Abba (518) 526-0773.

July 25 @ 1pm & 5pm  - Congregation Shaara Tfille presents

New Jerusalem; the Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 - New Jerusalem, a 1656 drama by David Ives of the interrogation and excommunication of Baruch de la Spinoza in a moral dispute still echoing today. Outdoor performances, bring your own chair or blanket. Streaming may be available. To purchase tickets and for information, visit HomeMadeTheater.org or call (518) 587-4427.

July 27 @ 6pm - Saratoga Chabad presents

Klezmer, Chassidic, & Israeli Music - Join us in-person or over Zoom for an evening of beautiful music and dinner.  $10 meals include NY-style deli sandwiches with matzah ball soup, knishes, pickles, and coleslaw. Meals are available for pick-up. Saratoga Chabad, 130 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs and also available virtually on zoom. For more information call Rabbi Abba (518) 526-0773.

August 1 @ 1pm & 5pm  Congregation Beth Shalom presents

New Jerusalem; the Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 - New Jerusalem, a 1656 drama by David Ives of the interrogation and excommunication of Baruch de la Spinoza in a moral dispute still echoing today. Outdoor performances, bring your own chair or blanket. Streaming may be available. To purchase tickets and for information, visit HomeMadeTheater.org or call (518) 587-4427.

August 8 @ 5pm  - Clifton Park Chabad presents

King in the Field BarbecueCatch some delicious BBQ’d food while schmoozing with friends and community at Collins Park in Clifton Park (525 Moe Road). It is taught that in the month of Elul, the “King is in the Field,” and G-d is readily accessible, willing to hear our requests and listen to our fervent prayers for the coming new year. To RSVP, visit cliftonparkchabad.com or call (518) 495-0772.

August 15 @ 7:00pm - Temple Sinai presents

Homecoming A documentary by Beyonce, celebrated black singer and performer, which weaves together an intricately choreographed work of performance art that is unapologetically feminist, and unabashedly steeped in all aspects of African American culture, especially in its use of the visual iconography of historically black colleges and universities. (Social Justice Series) Zoom 7PM Registration at [email protected]

August 18 @ 7pm - Congregation Shaara Tfille presents

Heart Songs - A Holocaust Memoir - Author Barbara Gilford tells the story of the Buchsbaum family’s escape from the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in March of 1939. The family was fractured by taking different paths as intelligence was not enough to survive and bad decisions could prove fatal. Their stories live in Heart Songs, A Holocaust Memoir, which creates the legacy of love and loss inherited by Ms. Gilford. Virtually on Zoom. To register, email l[email protected]$18 to purchase an autographed signed book.

August 22 @ 4pm - Saratoga Chabad presents

Shalom Festival & Rabbi Abba's BirthdayA celebration of kosher food, music, art, and activities for all ages. Due to COVID, the Festival will take place at Saratoga Chabad this year. Saratoga Chabad, 130 Circular Street Saratoga Springs. For more information, call (518) 526-0773 or [email protected].

July 11 @ 7:00pm - Temple Sinai presents

Memories and Mishegas: My Jewish Grandmother and Other Crazy Stories, told by Beth Sabo NovikBeth Sabo Novik is the co-founder and host of the annual Jewish Storytelling Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY. She tells a combination of personal stories and Jewish folk tales and has been doing it for long enough that she can’t remember when she started. Her warm and engaging style, combined with compelling physical presence, makes her stories come alive. Beth has a special ability to connect with her audience, creating an event filled with both humor and learning. Virtually on Zoom. To register, email [email protected].

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