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

Posted on November 24, 2019

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation kicks off its 2019-2020 “Synagogue Scholars” series with a discussion, led by Professor Emerita Martha Rozett, of Judas, the acclaimed novel by Israeli author Amos Oz, Friday, December 13. The program will begin immediately following the congregation’s 8 p.m. Shabbat service.  B’nai Sholom is located at 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Screen “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” Natalie Portman’s Film Adaptation of Israeli Author Amos Oz Memoir

Posted on November 4, 2019

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany presents a screening of “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” a film by Natalie Portman based on the international bestseller by Israeli author Amos Oz of growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his academic father and his dreamy, imaginative mother. The film will be … Continue Reading »

Unique B’nai Sholom Course Looks at Influential Political Theorist Hannah Arendt

Posted on October 14, 2019

Coined Now-Famous Concept of the “Banality of Evil” Reporting on the Trial of Nazi Leader Adolf Eichmann             “Hannah Arendt: Challenges of Thinking, Acting and Judging in Dark Times,” a special two-part course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany, will explore the life of Hannah Arendt, her response to the Adolf Eichmann trial and … Continue Reading »

Fair Trade Market, Judaica Sale, Clothing Drive at B’nai Sholom

Posted on October 7, 2019

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 Market, Judaica Sale and clothing drive Sunday, Nov. 10.             The Fair Trade and Judaica sales will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom Commemorates Life and Brilliance of Israeli Author Amos Oz with Series of Fall Events

Posted on October 3, 2019

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will host a series of events to commemorate the brilliance and distinguished career of Amos Oz, one of Israel’s most prolific writers.  The celebration begins with “Amos Oz: Israel’s Storyteller,” a five-week course beginning Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m. that will focus on three books: a memoir, a collection … Continue Reading »

Archaeology of the Religion of Ancient Israel Examined at B’nai Sholom

Posted on October 3, 2019

What do we know about the archaeology of the religion of ancient Israel, and how do we know it?  A course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will provide many of the answers. “The Archaeology of the Religion of Ancient Israel” will be taught over seven Wednesdays beginning Sept. 11, 10-11:45 a.m. at the … Continue Reading »

Sen. Anna Kaplan, First Political Refugee and First Iranian-American Elected to New York Senate, to Speak at B’nai Sholom

Posted on May 5, 2019

State Senator Anna Kaplan, the first political refugee and first Iranian-American elected to the New York Senate, will discuss her work as a senator in a talk at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany. Kaplan will deliver her talk Monday, June 3, 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York. The program … Continue Reading »

Adah Hetko of Yiddish Book Center to Lead “Synagogue Scholars” Talk on Yiddish Women Singers and Their Yiddish Identity

Posted on April 4, 2019

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation continues its popular “Synagogue Scholars” series with a talk by Adah Hetko of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, on the development of Yiddish identity among today’s Yiddish women vocalists. Hetko will present her talk, “Dos Lebn iz a Lidl: Contemporary Yiddish Women Singers and their Development of Yiddish Identity,” … Continue Reading »

New B’nai Sholom Course Examines Sacred Paths in Reform Judaism

Posted on March 27, 2019

A new course taught by Rabbi Don Cashman at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation will look how Reform Judaism constantly evolves as Jews continue to seek and create a faith in harmony with our times, beliefs and experiences. “A Life of Meaning: Sacred Paths in Reform Judaism” will be offered Mondays beginning April 22, 7:30 p.m., … Continue Reading »

B’nai Sholom to Join with Albany Synagogues in Day of Volunteerism and Social Action

Posted on March 20, 2019

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will join forces with four other Albany synagogues in a “Mitzvah Day” of volunteerism and social action. Mitzvah Day is planned for Sunday, April 7.  Starting at 11:30 a.m., more than 200 congregants from B’nai Sholom, Congregation Beth Emeth, Congregation Ohav Shalom, Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob and Temple Israel will … Continue Reading »

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