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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 »

B’nai Sholom Course Examines the Legends of the Jewish People

Posted on April 7, 2021

A new course taught by Rabbi David Katz at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at Midrashim, legends created by the Jewish people. “The Legends of Our People – Past and Present” will be offered three Wednesdays beginning April 21, 7-8:15 p.m. via Zoom. Before Eve there was Lillith.  Lillith was too uppity … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Host Second Cooking Class with Deanna Fox, Food Journalist and Times Union Contributor

Posted on March 8, 2021

Join B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation for another cooking class with Deanna Fox celebrating Jewish heritage. With its first online cooking class a big success, B’nai Sholom will present a second session with the renowned food journalist and Times Union contributor Tuesday, April 13, 4:30-6 p.m. Leading up to the holiday of Shavuot, participants will embrace … Continue Reading »

Danielle Weisbrot of Long Island Named Rabbi at B’nai Sholom

Posted on March 3, 2021

Newly Ordained Spiritual Leader to Guide, Teach and Counsel 50-Year-Old Congregation B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany joyously welcomes Danielle Weisbrot of Long Island to lead the community as its new rabbi. Weisbrot’s appointment was approved by the congregation at a special meeting, held March 24, and will take effect July 1, 2021. Weisbrot will … Continue Reading »

Archaeology and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls Examined in B’nai Sholom Course

Posted on February 15, 2021

Are the Dead Sea Scrolls “the most important archaeological discovery of the 20th century”? A course from B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will answer that question and more with an in-depth look at the Dead Sea Scrolls, their meaning and their impact. “The Archaeology and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls” will be taught over … Continue Reading »

New B’nai Sholom Course Examines Jewish Beliefs and Customs Surrounding Death and Afterlife

Posted on February 2, 2021

A new course taught by Rabbi David Katz at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at Jewish beliefs and practices surrounding death and afterlife. “Life After Death: Beliefs and Customs” will be offered four Wednesdays beginning Feb. 17, 7-8 p.m. via Zoom. Does Judaism teach that there is life after death?  If so, … Continue Reading »

Cooking Class with Deanna Fox, Food Journalist and Times Union Contributor

Posted on January 18, 2021

Need a new way to break bread together in the age of COVID?  B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will present an online cooking class with Deanna Fox, renowned food journalist and Times Union and WAMC contributor, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4:30-6 p.m. Join Fox via Zoom as she hosts a cook-along featuring two Persian recipes … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Host Kinneret Shiryon, First Female Congregational Rabbi to Serve in Israel and Capital Region Native

Posted on December 20, 2020

Rabbi Kinneret Shiryon, the first woman to function as a rabbi in the history of the state of Israel, will discuss her life’s work and her journey in a question-and-answer hosted via Zoom by B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at 10 a.m. The program, “A Journey of Liberal Judaism: From … Continue Reading »

Gossip: Its Effect and How We Respond

Posted on October 21, 2020

NEW B’NAI SHOLOM COURSE EXAMINES GOSSIP: ITS EFFECT AND HOW WE RESPOND A new course taught by Rabbi David Katz at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at the effect of gossip and how individuals and society respond to it. “On Gossip” will be offered four Tuesdays beginning November 3, 10-11 a.m. via … Continue Reading »

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