We are very glad to welcome you to B'nai Sholom, a place Reform Jews and their families -- of whatever backgrounds -- can truly call "home."
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15-3:00. The office is closed on Tuesdays (Wednesdays in January and February).
Rabbi Don Cashman, the officers, trustees, and members of B'nai Sholom
To ensure that children and families continue to receive a high-quality Jewish education and a reinforced sense of community, B'nai Sholom has joined B'Yachad, the collaborative Jewish religious school of Albany's Congregation Ohav Shalom and Temple Israel.
New “Bible As Literature” Course Kicks Off September 8
Congregant and distinguished teacher Fran Berg invites adult learners to explore The Bible As Literature, for eight Monday evenings, beginning September 8. The class will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Examining passages in the Bible that “illuminate the human experience,” Berg and the class will look through the critical lens of contemporary literary interpretation. “We will consider Biblical examples of stories with heroes; comedy and tragedy, and lyric poetry,” Berg explains. The course will culminate in conversation about unifying themes.
Fran Berg holds a BA from Brooklyn College, and a Master’s degree in English literature from SUNY Albany. She has 35 years of experience teaching English literature in the Albany and Rensselaer school systems, where she received multiple awards and student acclamations.
Suggested (not required!) reading: How to Read the Bible as Literature…and Get More Out Of It, by Leland Ryken.
Fundraising for B'nai Sholom is easy, painless, and -- best of all -- FREE. Pre-paid grocery cards from Hannaford and ShopRite, and Internet shopping through our web page portal both net funds for the congregation, with no surcharge for shoppers. What's not to love? Further Information..