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

Honey From The Heart

A SWEET New Year is Upon US!

It’s time for! 

HONEY FROM THE HEART

It is traditional to eat apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah. The apples symbolize the constant cycle of life and the honey symbolizes the sweetness that we hope will characterize the year to come.

B’nai Sholom’s Fundraising Committee is excited to announce we will again be participating in the

Rosh Hashanah Honey From the Heart SALE this summer.

Just $12 per jar, each 8 oz jar contains delicious honey which is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union and guaranteed to be 100% pure honey.

Shipping is FREE until August 5, 2019 for orders to US destinations.  After August 5, a shipping charge of $5.00 per jar is added to cover first class postage to US destinations. Orders will be taken right through the High Holidays but ONLY orders placed y September 4, 2019 are guaranteed to arrive by Rosh Hashanah.

VISIT THE WEBSITE to place your order: www.honeyfromtheheart.org/BSR

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THE HONEY FROM THE HEART SALE INFORMATION WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY & COLLEAGUES. Your support is needed and appreciated. 

If you have trouble placing an order or have any questions, please contact Maxine Goldberg through the office at office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us

Books for Babies

The B’nai Sholom Literacy Project Presents

BOOKS FOR BABIES!

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.

Get Connected

Adult Education Offerings

Courses:

Details and Registration

Archaeology of the Religion of Ancient IsraelWednesday mornings, September 11 through October 30 (no class October 9); 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Fee: $36 members; $54 non-members
Taught by Steve Stark-Riemer, noted local lecturer in archaeology, history and religion of the Ancient Near East.


Beginning Hebrew
Wednesday evenings, October 16 and 23, then Monday evenings, October 28 through December 2;
All classes 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
(note: the class shifts from Wednesdays to Mondays after the first two sessions)
Fee: $54 members; $48 non-members

Taught by Carol Smith

Amoz Oz: Israel’s Storyteller   
 
   
Wednesday mornings, November 6 through December 4; 10:30 a.m. to Noon       
Taught by Martha Rozett, professor emerita at the University at Albany
Details to come…

Movies:
A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS
November 16, 20197:30 PM

Directed by Natalie Portman, this film is based on the memories of Amos Oz, growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his academic father and his dreamy, imaginative mother. “An elegant and intimate movie”- New York Times.

Synagogue Scholars:

December 13, 2019

Martha Rozett will lead a discussion of Judas by Amos Oz, the final novel in his distinguished career, set in 1950s Jerusalem and blending a tender coming-of-age story with a thought-provoking study of betrayal. The New York Times called it “magnificent” and made it an Editors’ Choice.

Torah Study:

Saturdays 9:30 AM

Open to all.

 

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