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


Picture By Ben Marvin from December 16 Times Union

Synagogue Scholar Series - January 11

Dr. Martha Rozett will lead a discussion of Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman after the January 11, 2019,  8 pm Shabbat Service. 

Click here for further details

Tu BiShevat Seder

Tu BiShevat Seder
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm

B’nai Sholom’s Tu BiShevat Seder combines a ritual meal of the seven species of the land of Israel (providing a full nutritious vegetarian meal), the Kabbalistic variety of fruits that represent the levels of Creation, passages from the Bible, and other Jewish literature about trees and fruit. Join us for an evening of singing and celebration.

Click here for full details and registration (No reserations accepted after 1/14/2019)


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


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:

Martha Rozett — January 11, 2019

A book discussion by University at Albany Professor Emerita Martha Rozett of Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman.

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

Planting “Trees” to Fulfill the Dream of Israel’s Founders

Planting “Trees” to Fulfill the Dream of Israel’s Founde...

On Being a Moral Leader in Uncertain Times

On Being a Moral Leader in Uncertain Times ...

The Most Troubling Verse in the Bible

The Most Troubling Verse in the Bible ...

How We Can Deepen Social Justice in the Jewish Community and Beyond

How We Can Deepen Social Justice in the Jewish Community and B...