Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival

bringing community together

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

June 3 @ 11am - Eat. Love. Pray

10th Annual Jewish Women's Gala - Enjoy a gourmet buffet brunch, musical presentations and a silent benefit auction. $20 before May 25th, after $25. Hyatt Place, Malta

June 13 @ 6pm - Holocaust Speaker & BBQ

For more than 10 years, Arnie Adler has been sharing his late parents' powerful story of survival and redemption during the Holocaust. $10 donation requested. 6-8pm / Saratoga Chabad. For more information: or reservations: 518-526-0773 or saratogachabad@gmail.com

June 17 @ 7pm - Story and Song: Stirring the Imagination

An extraordinary group of regional storytellers take both old and young on an entertaining and enriching adventure. Dessert reception to follow. $5 donation requested. Students free with ID. Wilson Chapel, Skidmore College / Temple Sinai, Saratoga. For information and reservations call 518-584-8730 opt. 2 / office@saratogasinai.org.

June 24 @ 7pm - The Gefilteria

Join The Gefilteria's co-founder Liz Alpern for a lively and interactive cooking demonstration. Tastings! $8 admission / Congregation Shaara Tfille. For information and reservations: 518-584-2370 or  saratogajcc@albany.twcbc.com

June 26 @ 5:30pm - Klezmer & Kosher Festival

Celebrating Israel's 70th, Clifton Park Chabad invites you to step into the history & culture of Israel! Taste Israeli Cuisine, enjoy live Israeli and Klezmer melodies, while sipping some He'Brew Beers. $7 admission, additional charge for beer / Shmaltz Brewery

July 31 @ 7pm - The Last Jewish Mobster

Master storyteller Myron Suergman will talk about his connected life with the mob and the shocking story of the mob's impact on the American Nazi Party in the 1930s. Wine and cheese tasting and dessert reception to follow. $10 donation requested. / Saratoga Chabad. For information and reservations:   518-526-0773 or saratogachabad@gmail.com

August 3 @ 7pm - Friday Night Live

Featuring the fabulous Adirondack Klezmer and Jazz Band. This highly anticipated Erev Shabbat experience is for people of ALL ages / Congregation Beth Shalom. For more information: 518-371-0608 or CBShalom@nycap.rr.com

August 5 @ 7pm - Frisco Kid (film and discussion)

A laugh-out-loud comedic western with Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford made at a time when there were few films depicting happily, actively Jewish persons. Panel discussion and dessert reception to follow film. $5 donation requested / Temple Sinai, Saratoga. For information and reservations call 518-584-8730 opt. 2 / office@saratogasinai.org.

August 12 @ 7pm - Shlock Rock

An internationally celebrated American-Israeli rock band since 196, performing parodies of pop-rock secular songs and original rock songs in Hebrew and English. Recommended donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children and veterans. Filene Hall, Skidmore. 

July 8 @ 7pm - Golda's Balcony

Golda's story becomes an intriguing backdrop for a dramatic look at idealism, power and the strength it takes to shape the destiny of a nation. Panel discussion and dessert reception to follow. $5 suggested donation / Temple Sinai, Saratoga. For information and reservations: 518-584-8730 opt. 2 or office@saratogasinai.org.

August 22 @ 2pm - Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

A thrilling documentary that examines the lesser known aspects of the extraordinary dancer, singer, impressionist and actor Sammy Davis, Jr. Discussion to follow film. $5 donation requested / Congregation Shaara Tfille,  For information and reservations: 518-584-2370 or  saratogajcc@albany.twcbc.com

July 15 @ 2pm - Richard Rodgers and "The Sound of his Music"

Performed by Rabbi/Cantor Kenneth Blatt and piano accompanist Michael Clement with refreshments. $5 suggested donation / Congregation Shaara Tfille,  For information and reservations: 518-584-2370 or  saratogajcc@albany.twcbc.com

August 26 @ 11am - Shalom Festival

A celebration of kosher food, music, art, and activities for all ages. Performance by Golfstrom Band, face painting, shofar making and much more. Authentic Israeli food prepared and cooked by Israeli chef Rivi Bahir. 11am - 6pm / Congress Park, Saratoga Springs

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