B'nai Sholom

Reform Congregation

Albany, NY

Yom Shlishi, 2 Av 5777
Erev Shabbat – Friday Nights

Shabbat services usually begin at 8:00 PM. On the first Friday of each month, they begin at 6:00 PM. Each service lasts about an hour.

Our services are joyous, participatory events. We particularly enjoy congregational singing.

For Shabbat and Festivals, we are excited to use Mishkan T'fillah: A Reform Siddur (2007), the newest prayer book of American Reform Judaism.

Occasionally, one of our Religious School classes may make a presentation, or Rabbi Cashman will lead us in a study of a text from the Torah, or from another Jewish source.

Erev Shabbat services are open to the public, and we love to welcome visitors. If you visit, please stick around afterwards so we can say “Shabbat Shalom” to you.

Saturday Morning

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

  •  A Bar or Bat Mitzvah, when one of our young people leads the service, chants from the Torah and the Haftarah, and delivers a d’var Torah, some words about the week’s Torah portion.
  •  A Religious School class service, when one of our classes will do a presentation. For some of these, we use “Gates of Prayer for Young People” which is aimed at Pre-Kindergarten through grade 2.
  •  A just-because-it’s-Shabbat service.

 Shabbat morning services are open to the public, and we love to welcome visitors. If you visit, please stick around afterwards so we can say “Shabbat Shalom” to you.

Monthly Extended Study of the Prophets

Generally the first Saturday of each month.  Check our calendar.  See our Sacred Text Study page for additional details.

9:30 am
Torah Study

Every Saturday except the first Saturday of each month. See our Sacred Text Study page for additional details.

9:30 am

 

 

 

 


 

Recommended Reading and Music for Shabbat

in Shabbat
Shabbat Anthology Volume II (Book/CD)Composer/Artist:Dunn, J. Mark/Joel N. Eglash, editorsFormat:Piano/Vocal/Guitar and CD$34.95The long-awaited series is finally here! Shabbat Anthology brings to light both newly composed and older Sabbath music that has…
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  • Extended Study of the Prophets
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  • Torah Study