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

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

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  [email protected]. $18 to purchase an autographed signed book.

August 22 @ 4pm - Saratoga Chabad presents

Shalom Festival & Rabbi Abba's Birthday - A 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].

Join us for Saratoga Jewish Community Arts Series...

September 26, 7 PM Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents a discussion of Little White Lie, a film about family secrets, denial and the power of telling the truth.

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November 22, 7 PM Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents Aviva Kempner’s Partisans of Vilna: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During World War II, chronicling the courageous endeavors of the young fighters in the Vilna Ghetto.

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October 17, 7 PM Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents a discussion of Mamele, a winning performance by Molly Picon, “Queen of the Yiddish Musical,” in a romantic comedy that portrays interwar Jewish life in Poland with its tenements, unemployed, nightclubs and gangsters.

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December 12, 7 PM Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents the film Kippur by Israeli director Amos Gitai, a devastating portrait of the suffocating, disorienting senselessness of war and its assault on our sense of humanity.

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November 2, 7 PM Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents as part of its social justice series a discussion of the film Mudbound, a film that depicts two World War II veterans – one white, one black – who return to rural Mississippi each to address racism and PTSD in his own way. 

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January 30, 7 PM Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents JoJo Rabbit, a WWII satire which follows a lonely German Boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl.

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