Welcome to B’nai Sholom

We 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

Tot Shabbat the second Friday of each month 5:00 PM. Further details

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

–Rabbi Don Cashman, the officers, trustees, and members of B’nai Sholom

B’nai Sholom Bulletin

The February 2019 B’nai Sholom Bulletin is now available.  Click here to view.


Picture By Ben Marvin from December 16 Times Union

Books for Babies

The B’nai Sholom Literacy Project Presents


Please help the B’nai Sholom Literacy Project, as part of the Social Action Committee, to purchase books for distribution to expectant parents in target populations.

Click here for details.

Adult Education Offerings


Details and Registration

Haftarah Trope

  • Sundays, January 20, 2019 – February 24, 2019
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Song is the Pen of the Soul: Niggunim

  • Tuesdays, March 5, 2019 – March 24, 2019
  • 7:00 – 8:15 PM


March 9, 2019 —1945

On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back, originally lost during the second World War. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own.

After the film, a discussion will be led by Ivan Vamos, a Holocaust survivor, who was born in Budapest in 1938. He and his mother managed to survive by, among other things, hiding in abandoned buildings in Budapest. After liberation in late 1945 and in 1946 they went to Slovakia to try to get on the Czechoslovak quota for emigration to the US. He recollects being the only surviving Jewish child living in small rural communities at the edge of Trenava and Levice in Slovakia. Ivan’s experiences during the war and in the years immediately afterwards give him a unique perspective that will help illuminate the themes of the film.


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Saturdays 9:30 AM


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