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UAlbany Professor Martha Rozett to Lead “Synagogue Scholars” Book Discussion at B’nai Sholom

Posted on January 11, 2017

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation continues its popular “Synagogue Scholars” series with a book discussion by University at Albany Professor Martha Rozett of The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. Rozett will lead the conversation immediately following the congregation’s Friday, January 27, Shabbat service. The service and program, open to all who wish to worship and learn, … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Hold Special Children’s Shabbat Service and Naming Ceremony

Posted on January 11, 2017

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will hold a special children’s Shabbat service and confer Hebrew names on Jews who don’t have one Saturday, January 21. Tefilat Talmidim and naming service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York. The service will feature reading from a young person’s … Continue Reading »

Lost Women of the Bible Course

Posted on December 29, 2016

  NEW B’NAI SHOLOM COURSE LOOKS AT LOST WOMEN OF THE BIBLE A new course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation taught by Rabbi Beverly W. Magidson will introduce the women of the Bible who are mentioned only fleetingly and then vanish from sight. “Lost Women of the Bible” will be offered four Monday evenings beginning … Continue Reading »

Opalka Gallery Director Elizabeth Greenberg to Lead “Synagogue Scholars” Talk on Jews in the Garment Industry

Posted on December 8, 2016

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation continues its popular “Synagogue Scholars” series with a talk by Elizabeth Greenberg, director of the Opalka Gallery at the Sage Colleges in Albany, on the impact and influence of American Jewry on the fashion industry. Greenberg will present her talk immediately following the congregation’s Friday, December 16, Shabbat service. The service … Continue Reading »

New B’nai Sholom Course Examines “The Story of the Jews”

Posted on November 3, 2016

This past spring, PBS presented Simon Schama’s epic five-part series “The Story of the Jews,” exploring the story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. A new course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation will feature a viewing of each episode and a discussion led by Rabbi Don Cashman of Jewish history … Continue Reading »

Fair Trade Sale, Judaica Sale, Clothing and Blood Drives at B’nai Sholom

Posted on October 29, 2016

The Capital Region community will have an opportunity to purchase beautiful fair trade products and Judaica for this holiday season and help people in need through B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s Fair Trade Sale, Judaica Sale, and clothing and blood drives on Sunday, November 13. The Fair Trade and Judaica Sales will be held from 10 … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Screen Award-Winning Israeli Comedy-Drama “Ushpizin”

Posted on October 27, 2016

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will present a screening of “Ushpizin,” a warm comedy-drama that provides a touching and unique look at the daily lives of ultra-Orthodox Jews as they question and explore their faith. “Ushpizin” will be shown Saturday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York. … Continue Reading »

“Bagels and Basketball” with Jimmy Patsos at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation

Posted on October 12, 2016

You’ve seen Siena College men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos roaming the sidelines during Saints games at the Times Union Center. Now get up close and personal with one of the Capital Region’s best-known sports figures. B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation will host “Bagels and Basketball” with Jimmy Patsos on Sunday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m. B’nai … Continue Reading »

Who Wrote the Hebrew Bible Examined at B’nai Sholom

Posted on September 19, 2016

If the Hebrew Bible is the word of God, why are there inconsistencies and repetitions? A course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will provide many of the answers. “Who Wrote the Hebrew Bible? Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Documentary Hypothesis” will be taught eight Thursday evenings beginning September … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom Welcomes Community with Complimentary High Holy Day Tickets

Posted on September 18, 2016

                  B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation is opening its doors to welcome all for the High Holy Days with complimentary tickets to all services during the Days of Awe.                 The congregation once again offers visitors and guests the opportunity to attend High Holy Day services at no charge. They can attend any or all … Continue Reading »

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