Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival Opens Its 11th Season

Launching its 11th season, the Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival, a series of programs open to the public will be running from June through August with a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and sponsorship by Congregation Beth Shalom of Clifton Park, Congregation Shaara Tfille of Saratoga Springs, Chabad of Saratoga, Chabad of Clifton Park, and Temple Sinai. Offerings include concerts, plays, lectures, films, discussions, and outdoor family events.

“We are very excited to bring you a new season of our popular summer programming,” says Phyllis Wang, Coordinator of SJCF. “For the first time since Covid, we are presenting so many live programs and as well, we continue some of our virtual or hybrid productions as our audiences over the past three years have spread far and wide and are no longer limited to local towns and communities.” Programs and Calendar are listed below. More details can be found on websites, email, and posters around town. Most have no fees, a few request donations.

June 11 – 15 Annual Jewish Women’s Gala – CP Chabad – 5PM
June 18 – A Shayna Maidel, staged reading – Temple Sinai – 3PM & 7PM
June 20 – Birthday Barbeque – Saratoga Chabad – 5PM
June 28 – Sublet, a film – Congregation Shaara Tfille – 7PM
July 9 – Songs from Our Hearts and Heritage – Cong. Beth Shalom – 4PM
July 10 – Holocaust Speaker – Saratoga Chabad – 6:30PM

July 16 – A Cantor’s Tale – virtual film discussion – Temple Sinai – 7PM
July 23 – The Chosen – staged reading – Cong. Shaara Tfille – 3 PM & 7PM
July 30 – Movie Night – Saratoga Chabad – 7PM
Aug. 3 – Marshall – Social Justice Series, virtual film discussion – TS 7PM
Aug 6 – The Sassoons, Jewish Museum virtual – Cong Shaara Tfille – 7PM
Aug 9 – 10 th Annual Klezmer & Kosher Festival – CP Chabad – 5PM
Aug 13 – Shalom Festival – Saratoga Chabad – 3PM
Aug 14 – Lansky – virtual film discussion – Temple Sinai – 7PM
Aug 22 – Klezmer and Kugel – Saratoga Chabad – 5PM