Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival

bringing community together

Open to the public - A series of fun and family-friendly events:

June 4 @ 3:30pm - Golfstrom

A musical quartet which brings us on a journey around the world to the many strains of Jewish music. Dessert reception to follow. $10 donation requested. 3:30pm at Wilson Chapel, Skidmore College. Sponsored by Skidmore Office of Jewish Student Life and Temple Sinai. For information and reservations call 584-8730 opt. 2 / office@saratogasinai.org..

July 23 @ 7pm - Waltz with Bashir (film & discussion)

An animated Israeli  documentary film charting director, Ari Folmnan’s quest to recover lost memories of the 1982  massacres at the Palestinian refugee camps  in Beirut, Lebanon. Panel discussion and dessert reception to follow. $5 donation requested. 7pm at Temple Sinai. For information and reservations call 518-584-8730 opt. 2 / office@saratogasinai.org.

June 1 1 @ 7pm - Honoring Matthew Rozell

An extraordinary teacher of the Holocaust and the resulting project that involved connecting victims  from a train filled with victims from BergenBelson concentration camp with the American soldiers who rescued them. 7pm at Congregation Shaaray Tefila, Glens Falls. For information and reservations call 792-4945.

August 9 @ 7pm - Klezmer and Chinese

Back by popular  demand, accomplished violinist Josh Susman will play classic Israeli and Chassidic music.  Jewish art exhibit and Chinese dinner.  $5 donation requested. 7pm at Saratoga Chabad. For information and reservations call 584-2370.

June 18 @ 2pm - Isle of Klezbos

A soulful, fun-loving,  all-women klezmer group will perform a repertoire that ranges from neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing & retro tango. Dessert reception to follow. $5 donation requested. Students free with ID. 2pm at Congregation Shaara Tfille, Saratoga. For information and reservations call 584-2370.

August 13 @ 7pm - On The Map (film and discussion)

The new and inspirational sports story by filmmaker Dani Menkin, recounts the 1977 European Cup victory by  the national Israeli basketball team. Panel  discussion and dessert reception to follow film. $10 donation requested. 7pm at Temple Sinai, Saratoga.
For information and reservations call 518-584-8730 opt. 2 / office@saratogasinai.org.

July 6 @ 5:30pm - Klezmer & Kosher Festival

Clifton Park Chabad invites you to taste its Top Ten delicious dishes, enjoy live Klezmer music, sip some He’Brew Beers and join a tour of how kosher beer is made. $5 admission. 5:30pm at Shmaltz Brewery. For information and reservations call 495-0772 or info@cliftonparkchabad.com.

August 20 @ 11am - 6pm - Annual Shalom Festival

A Jewish celebration of art, kosher food, music, and activities for all ages. Performance by Oneg Shemesh, circus theatrics, shofar making and much more. At Congress Park, Saratoga.
For information and reservations call 526-0773 or saratogachabad@gmail.com.

July 9 @ 2pm - George Gershwin's One Singular Musical Sensation Rabbi/Cantor Kenneth Blatt and Concert Pianist Judith Solomon will perform the wonderful songs and compositions created by one of the greatest Jewish composers. Dessert reception to follow. $5 donation requested, 2pm at Congregation Shaara Tfille. For information and reservations call 584-2730.

August 23 @ 7pm - Doing Jewish: A Story of Ghana

They are not sure how Judaism got there, but it’s there in a remote rural village in Ghana called Sefwi Wiawso. Discussion to follow film. Reservations and $10 donation requested. 7pm at Bowtie Cinemas. For information and reservations call 584-2370.

July 12 @ 7pm - Bitter Freedom

The remarkable story of  a Jewish Family’s survival under Nazi occupation in Poland. $5 suggested donation, 7pm at Saratoga Chabad. For information and reservations call 526-0773.

August 25 @ 7pm - Friday Night Live

Featuring the fabulous Adirondack Klezmer and Jazz Band. This highly anticipated Erev Shabbat experience is for  people of all ages! 7pm at Congregation Beth Shalom. For more information call 371-0608.

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