Congregation Ohav Shalom

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Congregation Ohav Shalom Welcomes New Trustees

Posted on June 18, 2018

Congregation Ohav Shalom elected three new trustees at its spring Congregational Meeting on May 15.  They are Jane Ginsburg, Esq., Dr. Brad Gornstein and Heather Rockwood.  Each will serve a three-year term.  Jane Ginsburg is an attorney by training and has been a non-profit organization specialist for more than 15 years. Jane currently serves as Executive Continue Reading »

Shomrei Habayit Brunch at Ohav Shalom to Honor Jeff and Debbie Cohen and Libby Post and Lynn Dunning-Vaughn

Posted on November 28, 2017

On Sunday, December 10 at 11 am, Congregation Ohav Shalom will honor Jeff and Debbie Cohen and Libby Post and Lynn Dunning-Vaughn at its annual Shomrei Habayit Gala Brunch at 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany.  The award recipients are being honored for their ongoing and outstanding commitment to Congregation Ohav Shalom. The Honorary Co-Chairs are Continue Reading »

Jar Worona, Esq. to Discuss Separation of Church and State at Ohav Shalom

Posted on November 28, 2017

Jay Worona will present a program titled “Whither the First Amendment, Separation of Church and State” at a Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner hosted by Congregation Ohav Shalom, 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany on Friday, December 8, 2017 beginning at 6 pm.  The evening will include a traditional Shabbat Chicken Dinner (vegetarian option available upon request) followed Continue Reading »

Lifelong Learning Classes at Congregation Ohav Shalom

Posted on October 19, 2016

In keeping with the year’s theme, “Judaism from the Inside Out”, Congregation Ohav Shalom announces two rabbi-led classes beginning in November. Talmud Class with Rabbi Dan Ornstein Rabbi Ornstein will lead a class in the study of Talmud, the great Jewish tradition. This class is open to the community and no prior knowledge of Hebrew Continue Reading »

New B’Yachad Education Director Named

Posted on August 23, 2016

The Board of Directors of B’Yachad, the joint religious school serving students from Congregation Ohav Shalom, Temple Israel and B’nai Shalom, announces that Rabbi Miriam Midlarsky Lichtenfeld is the new B’Yachad Education Director.  The previous director, Ruth Malka, has stepped down from her position. Rabbi Miriam has been in the area since 2008 and has Continue Reading »

Ohav Shalom Remembers the Munich 11

Posted on July 26, 2016

On Sunday, August 14 at 10 am, the community will gather at the Ohav Shalom flagpoles to commemorate the murder of eleven members of the Israeli team by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.  Taking place on Tisha b’Av, the Jewish day of national mourning, this observance will consist of a brief Continue Reading »

Ohav Shalom Honored by Capital Region Refugee Roundtable

Posted on July 7, 2016

Congregation Ohav Shalom was one of three local entities honored by the Capital Region Refugee Roundtable on June 20, 2016, World Refugee Day, in recognition of its dedication of time, resources, and programs to refugees who have resettled in the Capital Region.   Along with the English as a New Language Department within the City School Continue Reading »

Outgoing President Libby Post to be Honored at Ohav Shalom Kiddush

Posted on April 19, 2016

President Libby Post will be recognized for her dedication and commitment to Congregation Ohav Shalom at a Kiddush lunch in her honor following Shabbat services on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  Libby will complete her term as Ohav’s president in mid May. During her four-year tenure as President, Libby led the way in making governance changes Continue Reading »

Ohav Shalom Presents “The Sisters Rosensweig”, A Noodle Pudding Players Production

Posted on November 13, 2014

The Noodle Pudding Players presents  Wendy Wasserstein’s award-winning play “The Sisters Rosensweig at Congregation Ohav Shalom, 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, December 20-25. Meet Sara, Pfeni and Gorgeous, three sisters originally from Brooklyn, who reunite  in August 1991 in London for the eldest’s 54th birthday.  One sister clings to her Jewish heritage, another clings to Continue Reading »

Congregation Ohav Shalom Presents “Beau Jest” August 10-13

Posted on July 14, 2014

Congregation Ohav Shalom will present Beau Jest, a side-splitting lighthearted romp into marriage, dating vs. child relationships, and confused identities August 10-13 at 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany.  The latest offering of The Noodle Pudding Players (formerly known as the Ohav Players) is directed by Michelle Ungerman Sanders and features local talent including Ashliann Arditi, Continue Reading »