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Learn International Folk Dances to Support Family Promise of the Capital Region

                Put on your dancing shoes for a cause as three Capital Region congregations partner for a night of international folk dancing to benefit Family Promise of the Capital Region.

                B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany, Delmar Presbyterian Church and Journey United Church of Christ in Glenmont will host the event Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Delmar Presbyterian Church, 585 Delaware Ave., Delmar, New York.

                Led by experienced folk dance teachers and B’nai Sholom congregants Joan and Jim Savitt of Albany, participants will learn easy international dances, including some from Israel, that are appropriate for all ages.  Refreshments will be provided by a team of star bakers from all three congregations.

                Admission is free; voluntary donations to Family Promise will be appreciated.

                Through an interfaith hospitality network of congregations and dedicated, trained volunteers, Family Promise provides shelter, food and assistance to children and their families who have lost their housing due to a variety of reasons, such as loss of job, reduction of working hours or rising rents.  Fifteen host and many support congregations provide meals and overnight accommodations to 3-4 families for one week at a time, four times a year.  The program’s Day Center, located on New Scotland Avenue in Albany, offers families a home environment, including two full baths, laundry facilities and computers as well as case management services.  Transportation is provided between host sites and the center using a 15-passenger van.

                Delmar Presbyterian Church serves as a host congregation in partnership with B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation as its support.  Journey United Church of Christ partners with Lisha’s Kill Reformed Church in Colonie.  The congregations continue to work together to help homeless children and their families and are excited to sponsor this interfaith event.

                B’nai Sholom is the first synagogue in the Capital Region participating in Family Promise.



                For more information about the Jan. 12 program, contact B’nai Sholom at or 518-482-5283.


Founded in 1971, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is a home for contemporary Reform Judaism in the Capital Region.  Nearly 130 diverse households from eight counties seek religious, educational and social fulfillment at B’nai Sholom.  For information about B’nai Sholom and the benefits of belonging, visit  or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283 or


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