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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 »

Workshop Series Supports Finding Life Balance and Meaning in Retirement

Posted on October 5, 2020

NEW B’NAI SHOLOM WORKSHOP SERIES SUPPORTS FINDING LIFE BALANCE AND MEANING IN RETIREMENT A new workshop series offered by B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will guide participants on “mindful living” that can help them contemplate and understand the life process known as “retirement.” “Shalom Retirement! Embracing Transition, Finding Balance” will be taught online 3-4:30 … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom Course Unlocks Mysteries of “Noah”

Posted on August 17, 2020

When director Darren Aronofsky’s film “Noah” was released in March 2014, it provoked a wide range of reactions from praise to outrage.  Moviegoers were puzzled, and many were offended, by what seemed to be bizarre additions to the story, particularly the digitally created monsters. For armchair archaeologist Steven Stark-Riemer of Delmar, “Noah” made perfect sense.  … Continue Reading »

Julie Novkov of Loudonville Elected B’nai Sholom President; New Officers and Board Chosen

Posted on July 14, 2020

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation today announced the election of new officers and members to the board of trustees. At the 48th annual meeting held recently, the congregation elected Julie Novkov of Loudonville, president; Ann Lowenfels of Delmar, president-elect; Eric Goldberg of Albany, vice president; Joan Savitt of Albany, finance vice president; Julie Friedman of Glenmont, … Continue Reading »

Rabbi David Katz of Baltimore Named Interim Rabbi at B’nai Sholom

Posted on June 23, 2020

Spiritual Leader to Guide Transition Following Retirement of Congregation’s Rabbi of 35 Years B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany joyously welcomes Rabbi David Katz of Baltimore to lead the community as its new interim rabbi. Katz’s appointment was approved by the congregation at the 48th annual meeting, held June 18, and will take effect July … Continue Reading »

Who Wrote the Hebrew Bible Examined at B’nai Sholom

Posted on April 13, 2020

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 via an online platform eight … Continue Reading »

Who Wrote the Hebrew Bible Examined at B’nai Sholom

Posted on March 6, 2020

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 Wednesday mornings beginning April … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Screen “The Ritchie Boys”

Posted on February 19, 2020

Untold Story of Young Men Who Escaped Nazi Germany and Returned as U.S. Soldiers   B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany presents a screening 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, Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Screen “The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob,” Iconic French Comedy of Frantic Disguises and Mistaken Identities

Posted on January 23, 2020

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany presents a screening of “The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob,” a hilarious French comedy of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. B’nai Sholom is located at 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York.  Refreshments available.  Suggested contribution: $5. This iconic French comedy and Golden Globe … Continue Reading »

New B’nai Sholom Course Looks at Creating a Jewish Money Ethic

Posted on January 21, 2020

           A new course taught by Rabbi Don Cashman at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation will look at what Reform Judaism has to say and teach about creating a Jewish money ethic.             “Creating a Jewish Money Ethic” will be offered Thursdays beginning Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m., at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall … Continue Reading »

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