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Join us for the Saratoga Jewish Community Arts & Cultural Fesitval...

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Thank you to The Jewish Federation of NENY for supporting the events through a generous grant.

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2023/2024 SJCA Programs of TS


at 7pm (on zoom)

"To be a Zionist it is not necessary to be mad," said Chaim Weismann, Israel's first president, "but it helps." This feature length documentary explores the dream of a Jewish homeland and its impact on Jews and Arabs over 150 years.


Holocaust survivors gather each summer at an idyllic hideaway in the Catskills where they savor tightly bonded relations, find new love, and celebrate their survival. Several believe they survived through God's love or because they were poor and knew better than the rich how to survive; others are convinced dumb luck saved them. The film grew out of a series of articles by New York Times reporter Andrew Jacobs.

THE BRAID: WHAT DO I DO WITH ALL THIS HERITAGE - June 6 at 7pm (Live on zoom)

Join the Braid for a whimsical and thought-provoking journey into the lives of Asian Jews as they reveal their true stories of struggle and triumph, holding two age-old traditions in their heart.

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Summer 2024 SJCF Programs of TS

June 27 at Temple Sinai 7 pm, Donation $10
I’d Like To Say Sorry, But There’s No One To Say Sorry To.
Performance of vignettes from Mikolag Grynberg’s book of translated short stories. Grynberg, chronicler and eyewitness to Jewish experience in postwar Poland, expresses the anger, defiance, and sadness of those who have lived through the times and became the lightning rod for the shame, guilt, and resentment of those around them.

July 18, 7 pm
A Zoom Panel Discussion of Albert Tapper’s Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
, an entertaining documentary that examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film blends cultural history with revealing perspectives on the origins and meanings of many Broadway beloved songs, stories and shows.

July 28, 7 pm Congregation Beth Shalom, Clifton Park, Donation $10
Tradition, Tradition: Jewish Storytelling presented through performance and music.
 Story and music have a long history in Jewish tradition from Biblical times forward. This is an opportunity to spend an evening with talented storytellers, musicians and singers presenting an array of age-old Jewish themes to capture your mind, warm your heart and inspire your soul.

August 22, 7 pm, Zoom Panel Discussion
Life is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni,
a multi award winning Holocaust film that elicits humor, poignancy, evil, and controversy. While the movie softens the Holocaust slightly to make the humor possible, it is not about Nazis and Fascists. It is about the human spirit, about rescuing whatever is good and hopeful from the wreckage of dreams. It is about hope for the future and the human conviction (or delusion) that things will be better for our children than they are today.

September 8, 7 pm, Zoom Panel Discussion
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,
an award winning, highly acclaimed film drama that hauntingly covers the story of the American Experience from the Civil War to the civil rights movement, as told from the memories of a fictional 110-year-old former slave.

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