Congregation Ohav Shalom

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Press Releases

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 »

Celebrate Shavuot at Ohav Shalom with First Fruits Festival and Shavuot Services

Posted on May 14, 2014

Congregation Ohav Shalom, located at 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, presents several events to mark Shavuot, the time when the first fruits of the harvest were brought to Jerusalem amid joyous celebration and thanksgiving. The Shavuot First Fruits Celebration – featuring fun, learning and food– takes place on Sunday, June 1 from 10 am to Continue Reading »

Congregation Ohav Shalom Launches first “Torah Tailgate” Party

Posted on January 17, 2014

Congregation Ohav Shalom will host its first “Torah Tailgate” party at 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 6:30 – 10 pm.   On the eve of Super Bowl 2014, this event features kosher chicken wings, vegetarian chili and more, plus kosher beer from the Schmaltz Brewing Company of Clifton Park. Proceeds Continue Reading »

The Archaeology and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Most Important Archaeological Discovery of the 20th Century?

Posted on December 13, 2013

Beginning on Thursday, January 9, 2014 and continuing on Thursdays through February 27, lecturer Steven Stark-Riemer will present “The Archaeology and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Congregation Ohav Shalom, 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany.  The program runs from  7 pm – 8:30 pm. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the most important collection of Continue Reading »

Jeannette Perkins to Speak on Hypnosis at Ohav Shalom

Posted on August 19, 2013

Jeanette Bayda Perkins will speak at Congregation Ohav Shalom, 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 pm about her new book, Meditation and Self Hypnosis: Meditation Techniques With Relevant Self Hypnosis Exercises To Help Relax and Focus Your Mind.  A Bridge from a Busy Mind to Meditation. During her talk, Perkins Continue Reading »