Congregation Ohav Shalom

Building Community Celebrating Tradition

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

Rabbi Rena Tribute FAQs

Q 1. When is the event?

Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 11AM-1:00PM

Q 2. Where will the event be held?

At this point, we are planning the event virtually with limited in-person attendance at Ohav in our outdoor tent. All plans are dependent on COVID restrictions and related space constraints. The program will be livestreamed and local ticket holders who do not attend in person will receive a special tribute toast box to enhance their celebration.

Q 3. Why is in-person attendance limited?

Due to Covid health concerns, all guest seating will be in our outdoor tent, with a total capacity of 144 persons.

Q 4. How can I/we reserve in-person attendance?

As of now,  this is a 2 part procedure. You must first have either joined the Honorary Committee or have purchased a general admission ticket. The opportunity to obtain an in-person ticket will be offered online on a first-come, first-serve basis to all paid Honorary Committee members and Ticket Holders. This opportunity will be open on Monday, May 16th starting at 5:00PM. 

Q 5. Is there a possibility that the event might move to a fully in-person format?

Ohav’s leadership, in consultation with our health and safety committee, will make that determination in a timely manner. The health of all participants is our upmost concern. A decision will likely be made in early May.

Q 6. How do tickets work?

The cost is $75 per ticket and entitles you to virtual attendance. Should you wish to attend in person, you will need to follow the first-come, first-serve registration process as outlined in Q. 4.

Q 7. When can I sign up for tickets to the event?

General ticket registration will open on April 18. Tickets can be purchased here. You can also mail in your payment or call the office to arrange payment.

Q 8. How do I sign up to be on the Honorary Committee, be a sponsor, or place an ad in the tribute journal?

All the forms are available online at: https://www.ohavshalom.org/support-us/tribute-to-rabbi-rena-kieval/. You can also mail in your payment or call the office to arrange payment.

Q 9. When can I register for the Honorary Committee?

Honorary Committee registration is open now. The deadline for being listed on the invitation is April 1, the deadline for joining the Honorary Committee and being listed on all other commemorative materials is May 9.

Q 10. What is the cost for Honorary Committee membership?

It is $250 per couple or $150 per individual and entitles you to virtual attendance. Should you wish to attend in person, you will need to follow the first-come, first-serve registration process.