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 December 2018 B’nai Sholom Bulletin is now available.  Click here to view.

Potluck Dinner

Click on the flyer to RSVP

December 24 Dinner

B’nai Sholom invites you to join your friends at

Gold Coin Restaurant – 1360 New Scotland Ave.

Slingerlands, NY 12159


Monday, December 24, 2018

Dining from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Dinner served at 6 p.m.

$22* per Adult

$14* per Child (ages 12 and under)

*Prices include tax & gratuity

Click here for menu and details

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


Judeophobia: The Ancient Origins of Anti-Semitism

  • Steve Stark-Riemer
  • Thursday evenings September 27 through November 8; 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Unfinished People: Stories of Jewish Immigrants in Early 20th Century New York City

Details and Registration


November 17, 2018 — Watermarks

February 9, 2019 — The Samuel Project 

Eli (Ryan Ochoa) gets to know his grandfather Samuel (Hal Linden) for the first time when he makes him the subject of an animated art project for school. With dreams of becoming a professional artist, Eli discovers that his Jewish grandpa, a San Diego dry cleaner, was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany by a young woman when he was a boy.

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.

Synagogue Scholars:

Debbi Rausch –November 9, 2018

“From Broken Glass and Shattered Dreams to Freedom” – In remembrance of Kristallnacht and in honor of Veterans Day

Martha Rozett — January 11, 2019

Torah Study:

Saturdays 9:30 AM


Get Connected

Credit Card Donations Now Accepted


We have lots of pictures on our web pages.

Check out our photo galleries:


From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

How I Feel as a Jew During Christmas

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How to Bring Sacred Stories to Life

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Beyond the Headlines: Connecting Jews on the Ground in Israel

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How Midrash and Commentary Help Us Read Between the Lines

How Midrash and Commentary Help Us Read Between the Lines ...