B'nai Sholom

Reform Congregation

Albany, NY

Yom Sheini, 4 Adar 5778

 sign c150We are very glad to welcome you to B'nai Sholom, a place Reform Jews and their families -- of whatever backgrounds -- can truly call "home."

We are located at (click here for directions):
420 Whitehall Rd
Albany, NY 12208

Please join in our worship, our studying, our celebrations. We look forward to getting to know you.  Please call us at 518/482-5283, or e-mail us at office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.

Shabbat services usually begin at 8:00 PM.  On the first Friday of each month, they begin at 6:00 PM.

We hold Saturday morning services at 10:30 AM at least once a month. Please check the calendar to see what’s going on.

Office Hours:  9:30 am - 3:30pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  Closed Tuesdays

--Rabbi Don Cashman, the officers, trustees, and members of B'nai Sholom

Come to the B’nai Sholom Coffeehouse

  hosted by Phil Teumim and Will Vail AND Jeff Klamka

Join us on Saturday, February 24, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. in B’nai Sholom’s Social Hall for an evening of great entertainment.

You are welcome to come and listen or sign up to perform.  Sing a song, recite some poetry, tell a story, whatever you like!

Coffee and refreshments will be served.  Donations accepted and encouraged.  Hope to see you there!

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B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation

420 Whitehall Road

Albany, NY  12208

(518) 482-5283



  • iEngage:  Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings
    -- Rabbi Cashman --
    8 Monday evenings, March 26-May 1; 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.    $54;    $40 discounted fee for BSRC members

  • Siblings: Second Temple Judaism and the Development of Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism
    -- Steven Stark-Riemer --
    6 Thursday evenings-- April 12- May 24 (no class May 17); 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.   $48;    $36 discounted fee for BSRC members

Torah/Sacred Text Study (Saturdays 9:30 AM)

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  • March 24, 2018 -- The Last Mentsch

Click here for details and course registration

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Doors open at 6pm
Live auction starts at 6:30pm
Bid on a variety of goods and services donated by fellow B'nai Sholom members. Don't miss out on a fun evening with lots of great entertainment and a chance to support B'nai Sholom!
  Items up for auction often include:
  vacations, legal services, general home repair work, gift baskets, one-of-a-kind homemade items, Landmark/Spectrum movie tickets, gift certificates to many local restaurants, and much, much more!!
NEW THIS YEAR: Crepes will be offered by the Social Action Committee for $5 each to benefit Families Promise.
Admission $5 per person. 
Refreshments will be served.
Come early to browse the silent auction items on display!

We have lots of pictures on our web pages.

Recently updated on our photo galleries:

  • Simhat Torah
  • Judaica and Fair Trade Sale
  • Chilipalooza

Get Connected

Current B'nai Sholom Bulletin

Photo Gallery

Rabbi's Blog

Social Action




Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

Click here for our Social Action.

Youth Groups

Israel Education & Advocacy

IsraelADULTS -- Over 100 people have traveled on our 8 congregational trips to Israel in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2012.  From age 3 1/2 to over 80, we've gone from the Golan Heights up north to Eilat in the south, and once went over to Petra in Jordan.  While our itinerary varies each time, we always spend plenty of time in Jerusalem, and visit Safed, Masada, the Dead Sea, and Tel Aviv.

HIGH SCHOOL -- We provide scholarships for our High School students to visit Israel on Summer programs.  Our students have gone on trips sponsored by NFTY, Ramah Seminar, HaShomer HaTza'ir, BBYO,Young Judea, and Nesiya.

COLLEGE -- Many college students from B'nai Sholom have gone on Birthright-Taglit trips to Israel, FREE trips for students ages 18-29.  Our members can get priority status for KESHER Refrom Movement trips by contacting Rabbi Cashman

Coming Events

02.19.2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Member Events Comm
02.20.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ritual Comm
02.21.2018 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Bridge 6 PM)
8pm Shabbat Service
02.24.2018 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Parashat Tetzaveh
02.24.2018 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Shabbat Zachor
02.24.2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Torah Study
02.24.2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coffeehouse - Bet Kafeh
02.25.2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fundraising Comm/pack Purim bags
02.26.2018 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Communications Comm 7:30 pm
02.27.2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Membership Comm
02.28.2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
02.28.2018 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Bridge 6 PM)
02.28.2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Erev Purim and Potluck Purim Banquet
03.01.2018 12:00 am - 12:00 am