Congregation Ohav Shalom

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Press Releases

Ohav Shalom Welcomes Local Scholar Lecture to address Israel and democracy

Posted on March 13, 2019

Congregation Ohav Shalom welcomes members of the congregation and the greater Capital District Jewish community to hear local scholar and security expert Dr. Victor Asal address attendees after Shabbat services on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The lecture will be followed by a question/answer session and group discussion, and will begin at 12:30 PM. A widely Continue Reading »

Ohav Shalom Continues Shabbat Speaker Series Civil rights attorney to share thoughts on LGBTQ and Judaism

Posted on March 13, 2019

Congregation Ohav Shalom welcomes members of the congregation and the greater Capital District Jewish community to another event in its Shabbat speaker series, highlighting issues surrounding inclusion within the Jewish LGBTQ community. The event will take place on March 9, 2019. Guest speaker Seth Madnick Marnin will address congregants with Sacred Jewish Space: Greater than Continue Reading »

Local Synagogue Holds Winter Reunion

Posted on March 13, 2019

Congregation Ohav Shalom held its annual Winter Reunion in Florida recently, welcoming old and new friends to the Ohav Shalom community. Co-chairs Judy Phillips, Marcia Gingold and Carolann Margolis coordinated the program. Ohav Shalom Rabbi Rena Kieval traveled to Boca Raton and Venice to spend time with synagogue members and friends on February 3 and Continue Reading »

Congregation Ohav Shalom Commemorates Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Posted on February 25, 2019

Congregation Ohav Shalom invites congregants and others to attend as we join together with Jewish organizations and communities from all over the world in a unified effort to raise awareness and champion the civil rights of individuals with disabilities at its Disabilities Awareness Shabbat on March 2, 2019 beginning at 9 a.m. and featuring speakers Continue Reading »

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 »