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Area Synagogues

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation

420 Whitehall Road
Albany, NY 12208

B'nai Sholom is Albany's warm and intimate setting for contemporary Reform Judaism. We take pride in our vibrant, participatory services; our sense of being a caring community; our devotion to Jewish tradition and our desire to innovate to achieve a 21st century spirituality. We are especially accessible and welcoming to diverse types of individuals and families. We welcome inquiries and visits from all types of Jews, and others as well.

Chabad of the Capital District

122 South Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

Outreach throughout the community regardless of affiliation through creative projects and programs; publications of Jewish Arts Calendar & holiday guide mailed to all Jewish residents; dynamic mitzvah promotions; chesed and hospital visitations; "Torah Times" creative weekly; and multimedia lectures.

Branches include Delmar, Saratoga, Troy.

Congregation Agudat Achim

2117 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12309

Congregation Agudat Achim is a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judiasm. We are a warm and welcoming congregation celebrating over 110 years.We are conveniently located for families in Schenectady, Clifton Park, Colonie, Guilderland, Scotia, and parts of Albany County. We have daily minyonim, meaningful Shabbat services and joyful festival celebrations. Our Kosher Shabbat dinners occur monthly and are prepared by our in-house caterers. Our religious school serves children from pre-kindergarten through seventh grade, and there is a Midrasha program for older children. Religious school tuition is a member benefit; as are High Holiday tickets, a cemetery plot, and meaningful interaction on all life events.

Our September Carrot Festival is a craft and food fair that draws people from throughout the Capital region. Our Adult Education programs include a lecture series on Judaism by a world-renowned professor and a weekend Kallah every fall, as well as Israeli dancing, concerts and bus trips. "As You Like it" Catering (kosher) has recently won a gold award from USCJ and provides catering for in-house as well as home parties. We are now in the process of forming Chavurot-social groups for new and old members.

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York provides funding for special needs education.

Congregation Anshe Emeth

240 Joslen Blvd
Hudson, NY 12534

Congregation Anshe Emeth is one of the oldest Jewish communities in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Established in 1888, the Congregation was originally located in the historic city of Hudson, NY, on lower Warren Street. In 1968, the Congregation moved to its present facility in the Town of Greenport. The Synagogue ministers to a diverse population of interests and backgrounds. Religious services are egalitarian and contain both traditional as well as nontraditional elements. Our current spiritual leader, Rabbi Daniel Fried, has been with the Congregation since 1980.

Congregation Berith Sholom

167 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180

Congregation Berith Sholom is a progressive, Reform congregation rooted in a long, proud history. We are above all a caring community, warm, open, and diverse. We welcome traditional and nontraditional families to pursue joyous worship, lifelong learning, and a strong Jewish education, including the study of the Hebrew language. We support the State of Israel and the spirit of reform Judaism, encouraging members of all ages to work actively within our congregation and in the wider community to help improve the world.

Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob

380 Whitehall Road
Albany, NY 12208

Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob is a progressive, traditional synagogue dedicated to the values of Torah, prayer, Gemilut Chesed (kindnesses) and a special pride in being religious Zionists. We pride ourself on our innovative, creative and inclusive programming, Torah classes and Torah thoughts. Under the auspices of the Orthodox Union.

Congregation Beth Emeth

100 Academy Road
Albany, NY 12208

Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany's oldest Jewish congregation, is the fourth oldest Reform congregation in America. Even though we are 163 years old, we are an active and vibrant congregation. We have an active Brotherhood, Sisterhood, and youth group, as well as a nationally respected religious school. Our members are actively involved in the St. Patrick's Day Soup Kitchen, the Focus Food Pantry, and the New Americans Program. We are also actively involved in interreligious affairs in the Albany community.

The United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York provides funding for special needs education.

Congregation Beth Israel

2195 Eastern Parkway
Schenectady, NY 12309

Congregation Beth Israel is a warm and friendly modern Orthodox synagogue in Schenectady. Services are Monday and Thursday at 7:50 a.m., Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and Shabbat morning at 9:00 a.m. Shabbat youth group meets every other week at 10:30 a.m. There is a weekly Coffee and Learn class Tuesday's at 12:30 p.m., Hebrew conversation classes on Thursday mornings and classes in Talmud and Hebrew reading in the Fall and in the Spring. Our active Sisterhood meets monthly. Each holiday is celebrated with special programming, warmth and spirit.

Congregation Beth Shalom

688 Clifton Park Center Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Congregation Beth Shalom is a community synagogue for southern Saratoga county and its surrounding communities. Our rabbi is Dr. Chanan Markowitz. The liturgy and services follow Conservative practice.

Congregation Gates of Heaven

852 Ashmore Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12309

Congregation Gates of Heaven, the only Reform synagogue in the greater Schenectady area, has a rich tradition of family worship and service to the community. We are an over 150 year old congregation with over 500 families.

The United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York provides funding for special needs education.

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