Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival

bringing community together

JUNE 26, 2016 @ 7pm Letters to Sala (performance)

By Arlene Sutton is the true life account of Polish teenager & Nazi slave laborer Sala Garncarz, from the trove of 350 letters she managed to hide until her liberation in 1945 and which remained hidden in her New York City home for nearly 50 years. Dessert reception to follow. Temple Sinai & Skidmore Office of Jewish Student Life $5 donation requested. Wilson Chapel, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

RSVP: office@saratogasinai.org.

July 8, 2016 @ 7pm - Friday Nite Live Shabbat Service

A Klezmer and New Orleans Jazz Shabbat evening service. Featuring the Adirondack Klezmer and Jazz Band. This highly anticipated Shabbat experience is for people of all ages!

Congregation Beth Shalom, 688 Clifton Park Center, 

Clifton Park, NY 12065. RSVP not required.

JULY 18, 2016 @ 7pm - Cavalho's Journey (film)

The life and work of Solomon Nunes Carvalho, an explorer and artist who photographed the terrain of the American West in the mid-19th century. Q & A with Director Steve Rivo to follow film. Congregation Shaara Tfille, Movie at Bow Tie Cinemas, 19 Railroad Place, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

$10 donation requested.  RSVP saratogajcc@albany.twcbc.com

JULY 21, 2016 @ 7pm - Arranged (film)

An Orthodox Jew and a devout Muslim meet and become friends as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages. Discussion and refreshments to follow film.. Saratoga Chabad, 130 Circular St., Saratoga Springs, NY

$5 donation requested.  RSVP: saratogachabad@gmail.com

JULY 10, 2016 @ 7pm - Chazzan Robert Mich'ael Esformes

A program of songs and musings from the Ladino Sephardi repertoire and beyond. Micha’el’s specialty is singing the hauntingly beautiful Ladino love songs. Discussion and dessert reception to follow. Temple Sinai & Skidmore Office of Jewish Student Life. Filene Hall, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga.

$5 donation requested.  RSVP: office@saratogasinai.org.

JULY 24, 2016 @ 7pm - Half-Torah: Community Torah Project Mid-point Celebration w/ Rabbi Linda Motzkin

Commemorate the milestone of reaching the halfway point of writing a Torah scroll, and participate in Rabbi Linda Motzkin’s Community Torah Project, which has involved over 2,500 people in tasks from helping to make the parchment from deer skins to proofreading completed panels. Dessert Reception by Temple Sinai’s Slice of Heaven Breads. Temple Sinai, donation accepted.. RSVP: office@saratogasinai.org.

JULY 13, 2016 @ 5pm - Klezmer & Kosher Festival: Celebrating the year of Hakhel-Gathering. Let’s join together by experiencing a variety of traditional kosher favorites and tastes from around the world, sip some He’Brew Beers–L’chaim!, and join a tour of how kosher beer is brewed. $5 Admission. He’Brew Beer additional charge Call 495-0772 or info@cliftonparkchabad.com Shmaltz Brewery, 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park
AUGUST 7, 2016 @ 7pm - Havana Curveball (film)

Does What I Do Matter? Studying for his Bar Mitzvah, a 13-year-old takes to heart his Rabbi’s expectation that he help "heal the world," launching a grand plan to send baseballs to the game loving kids in Cuba. Panel discussion and dessert reception to follow film. Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

$5 donation requested.  RSVP: office@saratogasinai.org