Congregation Ohav Shalom

Building Community Celebrating Tradition

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

Press Releases


Posted on April 17, 2024

Albany, NY – As part of the capital district Jewish community’s annual Yom Ha Shoah commemoration, the Capital District Board of Rabbis and Cantors is pleased to present 25044, a one-act play written and performed by Russell Kaback, on Sunday, May 5, at 7:30 PM at Congregation Ohav Shalom. Enhanced security will be onsite for Continue Reading »

A Call for Shabbat Morning Greeters from Ohav’s President, Gregg Fox

Posted on October 15, 2021

Shabbat Shalom, With the High Holy Days now  behind us, we are back up and running with our in person Shabbat services.  We are so happy to be able to have several families celebrate the b’nai mitzvah of their child over the next 2 months.  As with everything surrounding our access to in-person services and Continue Reading »

Ohav’s Current COVID 19 Protocols

Posted on August 5, 2021

Shalom, fellow Ohav congregants: I hope all of you are enjoying this summer in spite of all the rain! As we continue to navigate challenging times, I hope that you and your families are able to enjoy being outside more and are staying safe and healthy. At Ohav, we have begun enjoying being together in-person Continue Reading »

HHD 5781 Letter to Congregation 1

Posted on July 28, 2020

Dear Ohav family: We are writing to update you on our plans for the High Holy Days 5781 and ask you to complete the brief survey below that will help us to make those plans. We all know that this will be an experience unlike those of past years. Though the past few months have Continue Reading »

Protecting the Health and Safety of Our Community,

Posted on March 16, 2020

Dear Ohav community,  CHECK OUT THE VIRTUAL LINKS In the interest of protecting the health and safety of our community, we have decided to close the Ohav Shalom building and cancel all in-person services, school and other programs and all other events until the end of March.  We will continue to monitor the situation and Continue Reading »

Ohav Shalom Honors Dorothy & Rob Ganz and Sheila & Ira Lobel with Prestigious Shomrei Habayit Award at Annual Volunteer Brunch

Posted on October 22, 2019

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Congregation Ohav Shalom will honor Dorothy and Rob Ganz and Sheila and Ira Lobel at its annual Shomrei Habayit Gala Brunch on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the synagogue located at 113 New Krumkill Road in Albany. The award recipients are being honored for their Continue Reading »

Ohav Shalom Lists Fall Adult Education Classes

Posted on October 22, 2019

Steven Stark-Riemer and Audrey Seidman featured guest lecturers in Lifelong Learning Series ALBANY, NEW YORK – Congregation Ohav Shalom is pleased to once again offer classes as part of its Lifelong Learning Series, open to members and nonmembers who are interested in furthering their knowledge about many varied subjects. This fall, Ohav is pleased to Continue Reading »

Ohav Shalom Hosts USY Convention

Posted on October 21, 2019

Ohav Shalom Hosts USY Convention Event to attract Jewish youth from across the northeast Albany, NY, OCTOBER 21, 2019 – Congregation Ohav Shalom is hosting the first youth gath-ering of the 2019/2020 school year for USY (United Synagogue Youth) and Kadima. The week-end-long event will take place November 1-3, 2019 at Ohav Shalom, 113 New Continue Reading »

From Your Ohav Family: A last minute Pre-Yom Kippur check list.

Posted on October 7, 2019

From Your Ohav Family: A last minute Pre-Yom Kippur check list. As we approach this holiest day of the Jewish year, may we suggest the following to you for the Kol Nidre prayers and throughout the Yom Kippur holiday: It is the common practice to not wear leather shoes or clothing on Yom Kippur as Continue Reading »

Ohav Shalom Invites the Community to October 26 Sip ‘n’ Sing

Posted on October 4, 2019

Ohav Shalom Invites the Community to October 26 Sip ‘n’ Sing Albany, NY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 – Congregation Ohav Shalom invites you to “sip and sing” along with us at our first coffeehouse-style event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Ohav Shalom, located at 113 New Krumkill Road in Albany. Continue Reading »