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B’nai Sholom Coffeehouse Offers Evening of Music, Poetry and Stories

The many talents of the region’s Jewish community will be on display at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s Beit Kafeh (Coffeehouse”) Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York.

Hosted by singer/songwriters Phil Teumim and Will Vail, the event will showcase the singing, storytelling, poetry recitation and musicianship of the Jewish community.

First part of the evening will be open mic.  Everyone is invited to perform: sing a song, play an instrument, tell a story, read some poems or tell a joke or two.  Listen and appreciate, or perform and be appreciated.  After intermission, enjoy some songs by featured artists Will Vail, Phil Teumim and special guests.

To attend or perform, advance registration is required by email to

B’nai Sholom monitors the rapidly changing COVID situation and follows state and CDC health guidelines regarding masking and social distancing.  Coffee, refreshments and masking requirements will depend on the CDC COVID-19 Community Level at the time.

Free admission; donations appreciated.

For more information, visit or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283 or

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is a home for contemporary Reform Judaism in the Capital Region, creating a vibrant Jewish present that links ancient traditions with the promise of the future.  Nearly 120 diverse households from six 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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