New To Town?

Are you new to the Capital Region Jewish community, planning on moving here, or just looking for new ways to connect to local Jewish life?

Jewishly speaking, the area is a gem!  If you poke around on our website, you'll see there's a congregation for every religious persuasion. We have a social group for Jewish professionals (and young Jewish professionals) in almost every field, community-wide trips to Israel, amazing events throughout the community, and the only kosher grocery between Monsey and Montreal!  

Do you have children?  There are a plethora of local programs and events for families, too!  

Young and interested in connecting? We have a group for that! Our local Jewish Federation group YAD focuses on the 22-40 demographic and does loads of great work.

Are you an empty-nester or moving back and looking to get connected? Explore what's available for you around our area.

Secularly speaking, the Capital Region is an amazing place to live and work. Forward-thinking businesses, upstarts, and the fast-growing tech industries all make their homes here. With city and state government, med school, law school, SUNY Albany, Union College, and Skidmore, we are always entertaining and busy! Craft breweries (so many craft breweries and local distilleries), foodie and farm-to-table culture, Hudson Valley hamlets, incredible museums, nature veneration, cultural arts, intentional communities  we have it all! Not to mention how close we are to Boston, Vermont, Montreal, New York City, and the wild western upstate NY region.

Every season, every reason, the Capital Region has so much to offer!

How can we help you?

  • House / Rental Search

    Looking for a place to live but not sure where to start? We can answer your questions about school districts, proximity to the Jewish community and provide a general overview of local neighborhoods.

  • Social Connections

    Getting to know people your age and with similar interests can be difficult after a relocation. We can help make initial social connections for you!

 For more information about our community, contact:

KB Goodkin

(518) 783-7800 ext. 222





Chanukah Open Mic Night

Nassau Synagogue 12 Albany Avenue
Nassau, NY 12123



Chanukah Celebration Public Menorah Lighting

Colonie Center 131 Colonie Center
Albany, NY



Halfmoon Menorah!

Halfmoon Town Hall 1 Halfmoon Town Plaza
Halfmoon, NY 12065

You Are Welcome Here. Your significant other is welcome here. Your kids are welcome here. Your culture is welcome here. You are our partner in creating a vibrant community. You help to support and change the world with us every day.