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B’nai Sholom to Screen Documentary About Remarkable Family that Saved Thomas Jefferson’s Home

Posted on February 25, 2024

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany presents a screening of “The Levys of Monticello,” a documentary that tells the story of the remarkable family that saved the home of the third president, Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany. Open to all. Refreshments available. Admission: $5. Non-B’nai Sholom members wishing … Continue Reading »

Story of French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany Subject of “Synagogue Scholars” Book Discussion by UAlbany Professor Emerita Martha Rozett

Posted on January 3, 2024

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation resumes its “Synagogue Scholars” series with a discussion led by Professor Emerita Martha Rozett of Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany by Marthe Cohn with Wendy Holden Friday, Jan. 12, at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, immediately following the congregation’s 7 p.m. … Continue Reading »

Development of Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity Examined at B’nai Sholom

Posted on April 20, 2023

A two-part course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at how Second Temple Judaism gave birth both to early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism and will examine the events that ultimately led to their parting of ways. Part 1 of “Siblings: Second Temple Judaism and the Development of Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism” … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Host Fundraiser of Music, Poetry and Stories to Aid Mississippi Tornado Victims

Posted on April 18, 2023

The many talents of the region’s Jewish community will be on display at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s open mic and benefit concert Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York. Hosted by singer/songwriter Phil Teumim, the event will showcase the singing, storytelling, poetry recitation and musicianship of the Jewish … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Host New Course by Distinguished Scholar Dr. Paul Finkelman Covering Three Views of Jewish History

Posted on April 17, 2023

B’nai Sholom to Host New Course by Distinguished Scholar Dr. Paul Finkelman Covering Three Views of Jewish History  B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will present a new course by distinguished legal scholar Dr. Paul Finkelman covering three topics in Jewish history. “Three Views of Jewish History” will be taught in-person and via Zoom on … Continue Reading »

UAlbany Professor Martha Rozett to Lead “Synagogue Scholars” Discussion of Provocative Book

Posted on December 21, 2022

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation resumes its “Synagogue Scholars” series with a discussion led by Professor Emerita Martha Rozett of People Love Dead Jews by Dara Horn Friday, Jan. 6, immediately following the congregation’s 7 p.m. Shabbat service. B’nai Sholom is at 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York.  The service and program, open to all who … Continue Reading »

Books Become Works of Chanukah Art in Book Folding Workshop at B’nai Sholom

Posted on December 5, 2022

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will offer another workshop on the art of book folding Monday, December 12, 7-8 p.m., at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York. Book folding is the art of repurposing hardcover books into book sculptures, a modern twist on origami. It’s an easy craft to learn, is eco-friendly … Continue Reading »

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

Posted on November 2, 2022

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 … Continue Reading »

A Veteran’s Day Tribute: B’nai Sholom to Host Streaming of “The Ritchie Boys” and Discussion with Daughters of a Ritchie Boy Soldier

Posted on October 20, 2022

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany presents a Veteran’s Day tribute with the streaming of “The Ritchie Boys,” the riveting, untold story of a group of young men who fled Nazi Germany and returned as soldiers in U.S. uniforms, and a discussion with the daughters of one of the soldiers. The movie will be available … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom Welcomes All to Services for High Holy Days

Posted on September 9, 2022

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation is opening its doors to welcome the Capital Region community for the High Holy Days. The congregation once again offers visitors and guests the opportunity to attend any or all of the services at no charge.  All services will be available in person and via Zoom.  For children, B’nai Sholom will … Continue Reading »

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