General Information – Visiting

We have Shabbat services every Friday evening at 8 p.m. except the first Friday of the month, when services are at 6 p.m.  On the second Friday of each month, in addition to the regular 8 p.m. service, we have a “Tot Shabbat” program, beginning with snacks at 5 p.m. and a kid-friendly service from 5:30 to 6 p.m. 

Saturday morning services are held when there is a bar or bat mitzvah, a religious school class service, or for other special occasions; check the synagogue calendar on the website to see when a Saturday morning service may be scheduled.  When there is a Saturday morning service, it starts at 10:30 a.m.  There is always a group gathered on Saturday mornings for Torah study at 9:30 a.m., regardless of whether there’s a service.

Services for the Days of Awe (the “High Holidays,” Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) require advance registration, for security and planning reasons.  There is no charge, and it’s easy to sign up by email.

Our building is easily accessible to those in a wheelchair, with a level approach from the handicapped spaces in the parking lot to our entrance walkway and through the main doors, which can be operated electronically.  We have a handicap accessible, gender neutral restroom.  Seating in our sanctuary consists of individual chairs rather than pews, so we can easily remove a chair to accommodate a wheelchair or service dog (or a stroller) on the aisle in any row.  Please contact the office in advance so we can help you with any special accommodations.

Our adult classes, movies, lectures, and so forth are also open to all.  Some might require pre-registration, possibly with a fee.  Check the Bulletin or our Adult Education webpage or call or email the office (518-482-5283; office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us).  Shabbat morning Torah study is free.

Our Adult Classes, movies, lectures, and so forth are also open. Some might require pre-registration, possibly with a fee. Check the Bulletin, or Our Adult Education webpage or call the office. Shabbat morning Torah study is free.

Weekday office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:15-3:30.  The office is closed on Tuesdays.  If you’re coming by on a weekday to get information or look in our Judaica shop, it’s always a good idea to call first, since our small staff may be running an errand.  Just because you get voice mail doesn’t mean no one’s around!