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

Posted on June 22, 2022

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will offer a workshop on the art of book folding Monday, July 18, 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 »

Farewell Gala to Mark Rabbi Don Cashman’s Retirement After 35 Years at B’nai Sholom

Posted on May 31, 2022

A gala celebration honoring Rabbi Donald P. Cashman, rabbi emeritus of Albany’s B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, is set for Sunday, June 26, at the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Road, Albany, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Cashman led B’nai Sholom for 35 years, retiring in 2020. This celebration of his leadership and accomplishments … Continue Reading »

Jesse Saperstein, Author and Advocate for People with Autism, to Discuss Life as a Jew on the Spectrum in Talk at B’nai Sholom

Posted on May 26, 2022

Jesse Saperstein, popular author, advocate for people with autism and a motivational speaker, will discuss his experiences as a Jew living on the autism spectrum in a talk at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation Friday, June 3, during the congregation’s Shabbat service. The service begins at 7 p.m. and will be offered in-person and streamed via … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Host Evening of Music and International Dance to Aid Ukraine

Posted on May 7, 2022

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation will host an evening of harmony and hope with inspirational music and international dance in a fundraiser to benefit the citizens of Ukraine Saturday, May 21, in the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the concert will begin at 7 p.m.  Featured performers will be premier acoustic … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom Course Examines Development of a Split Jewish Diaspora in Antiquity

Posted on March 3, 2022

After the destruction of the Second Temple by Rome in 70 C.E., the diaspora of Jews of the East – Israel and Babylonia – developed very differently from those of the West – Egypt, northern Africa, Asia Minor and southeastern and southern Europe. A course offered by B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will examine … Continue Reading »

UAlbany Professor Martha Rozett to Lead “Synagogue Scholars” Book Discussion About Saving Millions of Yiddish Books

Posted on February 14, 2022

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation brings back its “Synagogue Scholars” series with a discussion, led by Professor Emerita Martha Rozett, of Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued Millions of Yiddish Books by Aaron Lansky, the founder and president of the National Yiddish Book Center, Friday, Feb. 25. The program will begin immediately … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom and Delmar Presbyterian Plan Food Drive to Benefit “Little Free Food Pantries”

Posted on January 4, 2022

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany and Delmar Presbyterian Church in Delmar are teaming up once again to collect non-perishable food to stock “Little Free Food Pantries” in Albany and Schenectady. The two institutions, partner congregations in Family Promise of the Capital Region, will welcome delivery of food items Sunday, January 23, noon-2 p.m., at … Continue Reading »

New B’nai Sholom Course Examines Modern Ways of Interpreting the Ancient Text of the Torah

Posted on December 22, 2021

A new course taught by Rabbi Danielle Weisbrot at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at creating modern midrash, the rabbinic interpretation of a passage or text from the Torah. “Creating Modern Midrash” will be offered four Wednesdays beginning Jan. 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Midrash is a form of rabbinic “creative writing” … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom Welcomes Community to “Meet the New Rabbi” at Open House

Posted on October 13, 2021

Come one, come all to meet Rabbi Danielle Weisbrot, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s new rabbi, at an open house Sunday, Oct. 17, 3-5 p.m. outdoors at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany.  A bounce house, games and crafts, winter clothing drive, refreshments and a special program to introduce Rabbi Weisbrot guarantee a fun time for … Continue Reading »

Capital Region Singer-Songwriter Phil Teumim Concert Benefitting Family Promise

Posted on May 10, 2021

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation and Delmar Presbyterian Church present Capital Region singer-songwriter Phil Teumim in a concert of original songs to benefit Family Promise of the Capital Region. The virtual concert will be streamed live on Facebook Saturday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. The concert may be viewed through the B’nai Sholom, Delmar Presbyterian and Family … Continue Reading »

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