Congregation Ohav Shalom

Building Community Celebrating Tradition

113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208 / (518) 489-4706 / Email Us /

Ohav Virtual Services~Sermons~Groups~Classes

April 30, 2020 - August 20, 2020, All Day
Ohav Shalom
113 New Krumkill Road
Albany, NY 12208

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~Ohav Virtual~

Opportunities To Stay Connected

Shabbat Services

Welcoming Shabbat:
Friday evening at 6 pm,   Join Zoom Live
Kabbalat Shabbat songs
PRE-RECORDED  watch here
Bringing in Shabbat with Rabbi Rena  PreRecorded watch here
Shabbat Morning Service  watch here 
March 28 Rabbi Rena Shabbat morning Service watch here
March 21 Rabbi Dan Shabbat morning Service watch here  
Shabbat Sermons PreRecorded with Text 
June 5 Rabbi Rena sermon watch here
  click here to read full text of Rabbi Rena’s sermon
May 29 Rabbi Rena Dvar Torah for Shavuot watch her
 click here to read full text of Rabbi Rena’s sermon
May 22 Rabbi Rena sermon watch here
 click here to read Rabbi Rena’s full sermon
May 15 Rabbi Dan sermon watch here
  click here to read Rabbi Dan’s full sermon
May 8 Rabbi Rena sermon watch here
  click here to read Rabbi Rena’s full sermon
May 1 Rabbi Dan Sermon watch here
  click here to read Rabbi Dan’s full sermon.
April 24 Rabbi Rena Kieval Sermon watch here
  click here to read Rabbi Rena’s full sermon.
April 18 Rabbi Dan Sermon – listen here
  click here to read Rabbi Dan’s full sermon.


Ohav Youth Programming    

Young Familes are Invited to Celebrate Shabbat with our Ohav Shabbat Youth Leaders:

Shorashim with Bracha Louz Young Children
June 5 Shorashim Shabbat #10 watch here
May 22 Shorashim Shabbat #8 watch here
May 15 Shorashim Shabbat #7 watch here
May 8 Shorashim Shabbat #6 watch here
May 1 Shorashim Shabbat # 5 watch here
April 24 Shabbat Shorashim with Bracha watch here
Early Childhood Shabbat Party 11:00AM-12:00PM Friday  Join Live on Zoom
Preschool Havdalah and Songs to welcome a new week Monday 11AM Join Live on Zoom 
Not offered on Memorial Day
Follow along with the songs here

Ohav Kulanu Jr leader ~ Dan Scher,

To receive a link to join Dan’s LIVE Kulanu services on Friday evenings at 4:45pm,
please email  Nancy Pandolfo

Minyan Services

Morning Minyan Monday to Friday 7AM-8AM  Join Live on Zoom
Sunday Morning Minyan 8:30-9:30AM  Join Live on Zoom

Life Long Learning Classes

Study Talmud with Rabbi Dan Ornstein Mondays 11:00AM-12:00PM  Join Live on Zoom
Women of the Exodus: What Gives Birth to Freedom.
led by Rabbi Rena Kieval 
A 4-week class exploring the early Exodus narrative of the Biblical text,
and Rabbinic midrash and commentary on that text.
All are welcome 
Thursdays at 11AM  | June 11, 18, 25  Join Live on Zoom

JFS Virtual Support Groups

Facilitated by JFS clinical staff
All fees are being waived for these groups.
Jewish Family Services, our partners in community support, have been assisting us as we reach out to those in need. On Monday, April 27th, they are launching a series of support groups to aid in reducing our feelings of anxiety and to allow us to talk openly and honestly. These groups can help give us a sense of peace at this time of turmoil, allowing us to feel less isolated The programs are free and facilitated by licensed clinical staff. There are different groups for different needs. Please register, participate, and share with others who may need it.
For more information or a printable flyer please visit:
In this time of emotional, health and financial crisis, turning to our faith and our community has become more important than ever. Our Rabbis along with Ohav’s Board of Trustees are committed to assisting and supporting you and your needs. We may not be able to be with you in person; however we are only a phone call or email away. If you are in need of prayers, comforting conversations or have any other needs please do not hesitate to reach out to us.   Rabbi Dan, and Rabbi Rena


To open an individual “meeting” (service or class) use the link to reach the sight. Once you have reached it, you may click on the Open Zoom box at the top of the page (if box does not appear, you may click where it says “click here”), this will open the box that says Open Zoom. The meeting cannot begin until the host has logged in, the host will log in at the times as posted below

Weekday Shacharit Service

Here is a link to download the weekday shacharit service in Sim Shalom: 
Additional links you may find helpful: