Judaica Page

Here is a list of Websites that should be useful to the Jewish community of the Capital District

Synagogues Capital District Resources Jewish Observance Discussion Lists
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blue dotSynagogues of the Capital District (and beyond!)

B'nai Sholom Reform Congregation - 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12208, tel 518-482-5283, fax 518-489-6353. Rabbi Donald Cashman. Email Becky Marvin, office manager, for more info.

Congregation Ohav Shalom - Conservative - New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208. Tel (518) 489-4706. Rabbi Daniel Orenstein. E-mail Ben Greenblatt for more info.

Beth Tephilah Synagogue - Orthodox - 82 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, tel 272-3182. Rabbi Abraham Laber. E-mail Shai Mandel for more info.

Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob - Orthodox - 380 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12208. Tel 489-5819. Rabbi Moshe Bomzer. E-mail Jeffrey Adler for more info.

Congregation Beth Shalom - Conservative - Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065. tel 371-0608. Rabbi Harry Levin. E-mail Howard Kaufman for more info.

Congregation Gates of Heaven - Reform - 852 Ashmore Ave. Schenectady, NY 12309.  Temple Office: (518) 374-8173 School Office: (518) 374-8209 Rabbi's Study: (518) 372-1277.  Rabbi Matthew Cutler. E-mail Jeffrey Cohen for more info.

Temple Beth-El - Conservative - 411 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180. tel 272-6113. Rabbi Aryeh Wineman. E-mail Mark Stein for more info.

Temple Sinai - Reform - 509 Broadway PO Box 1045 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. tel(518) 584-8730 . Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein. E-mail Mark Bauman for more info.

Beth Israel - Orthodox - 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, NY 12309. tel 377-3700. Rabbi Jonathan Horowitz.

Shomray Torah - Orthodox - 463 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.

Beis Mashe - Orthodox - 510½ Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. tel 584-3091.

Congregation Beth Emeth - Reform - 100 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208. tel 436-9761. Rabbi Scott Shpeen, Rabbi Alan Litwak.

Berith Shalom - Reform - 167 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180. tel 272-8872. Rabbi Lynn Koshner.

Beth El - Reform - 3 Marion Avenue, Glens Falls, NY 12801. tel 792-4364. Rabbi Richard Sobel.

Anshe Amunim - Reform - 26 Broad Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. tel (413) 442-5910. Rabbi Dennis Ross.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire - Reform - 45 Mahaiwe Street, PO Box 912, Great Barrington, MA 01230 tel (413) 528-6378. Rabbi Deborah Zecher.

Temple Emanuel - Reform - 243 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. tel (914) 338-4271. Rabbi Jonathan Eichhorn.

Ahavath Sholom - Reconstructionist - North Street, PO Box 464, Great Barrington, MA 01230. tel (413) 528-4197. Rabbi Robert Gluck.

Beth El - Reconstructionist - 225 North Street, Bennington, VT 05201. tel (802) 442-9645. Rabbi Howard Cohen.

Nassau Synagogue - Route 20, PO Box 670, Nassau, NY 12123. tel 477-8036.

Voices of Change Chavurah - tel 446-607.

Woodstock Jewish Congregation - Route 212, PO Box 1203, Woodstock, NY 12498. tel (914) 246-1671. Rabbi Jonathan Kliger.

Lake Placid Synagogue, 30 SaranacAvenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946. tel (518) 523-3876. Rabbi Alec Friedman.

Beth Israel - 265 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247. tel (413) 663-5830. Rabbi Pamela Wax.

Temple Israel - Conservative - 600 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208. tel 438-7858. Rabbi Paul Silton.

Agudat Achim - Conservative - 2117 Union Street, Niskayuna, NY 12309. tel 393-9211. Rabbi Jon Konheim. E-mail Webmaster Steve Schmidt for more info.

Anshe Emeth - Conservative - Joslen Boulevard, Hudson, NY 12534. tel 828-6848. Rabbi Daniel Fried.

Knesset Israel - Conservative - 16 Colt Road, Pittslfield, MA 01201. tel (413) 445-4872. Rabbi David Small.

Knesset Israel - Conservative - 34 East Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY 12078. tel 725-0649. Rabbi Milton Feierstein.

Shaaray Tefila - Conservative - 68 Bay Stret, Glens Falls, NY 12801. tel 792-4945. Rabbi Michael Samuel.

Shaara Tfille - Conservative - 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. tel 584-2370. Rabbi Josef Solomon.

Sons of Israel - Conservative - 355 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010. tel 842-8691.

Ahavath Israel - Conservative - 100 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. tel (914) 339-3956. Rabbi Judah Fish.

Degel Israel - Conservative - 557 Thompson Boulevard, Watertown, NY 13601. tel (315) 782-2860. Rabbi Alfred Tatosky.

Havurah of the Capital District - tel 475-9637.

Chabad Lubavitch Center - 122 South Main Avenue, Albany, NY 12208. tel 482-5781. Rabbi Israel Rubin.

Chabad Center - 2306 15th Street, Troy, NY 12180. tel 274-5572.

Delmar Chabad Center - 109 Elsemere Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054. tel 439-8280. Rabbi Nachman Simon.

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Results of the 1997 World Zionist Congress Elections

blue dotCapital District Jewish Community Resources and Organizations

United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York - 800 New Loudon Rd, Suite #400, Latham, NY 12110, tel 518-785-0035. E-mail for more info.

Jewish Family Services of Northeast NY, 877 Madison Ave, Albany, NY, tel 482-8856, fax 489-5839 - Center for Personal and Family Counseling; Shalva Senior Day Care Services.

Schenectady Jewish Community Center - Route 146, Schenectady, NY. E-mail Michael Fischer for more info.

Vaad Hakashruth - 380 Whitehall Road, Albany 12208, tel 489-1530

Albany Eruv

Eating Kosher

B'nos Israel Community Mikvah - on the grounds of the AJCC tel 437-1303.

Chevra Kadisha

Maimonides Hebrew Day School - 100 Academy Road, Albany 12208, tel 436-0343.

Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy - 54 Sand Creek Rd, Albany 12205, tel 482-0464 - Full Day Program for grades K through 8th.

Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home - Washington Ave extension, Albany, NY 12203. tel 456-7831. E-mail Barbara Wasser for more info.

B'nai B'rith Gideon Lodge #140, tel 482-3836.

B'nai B'rith Parkview Apartments, 400 Hudson Ave, Albany, NY 12203, tel 518-465-2293.

B'nai B'rith Women Gideon Chapter #583, 96 Brookline Avenue, Albany, 12203, tel 438-7000.

Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center, 800 New Loudon Rd, Suite #400, Latham, NY 12110, tel 518-785-0035.

Capital District Children of Holocaust Survivors, tel 446-0476.

Hadassah, 9 Aspen Heights, Slingerlands, NY 12159, tel 785-7996.

Israel Bonds Regional office, 40 Colvin Ave, Albany, NY 12206, tel 453-8301.

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blue dotReform Judaism

B'nai Sholom Reform Congregation - 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12208, tel 518-482-5283, fax 518-489-6353. Email for more info to Rabbi Don Cashman.

Reform Judaism - Homepage for the Reform movement in America, with connections to:

Union of American Hebrew Congreagations (moving to new address 3/97)

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blue dotArts, Music, Literature, Software

Blackwood & Brouwer Booksellers Ltd - 7 Hudson Street, Kinderhook Village, NY 12106, tel 518-758-1232. Email your book requests!

The Jewish Music Fair - Jewish Music Books and Recordings. Address is 8 Music Fair Road, Suite 1, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 tel (410) 654-0880, fax (410) 654-0881

Transcontinental Music (212)650-4101

Tara Publications - "the World's largest provider of Jewish music." Founded by Velvel Pasternak in 1970. Online ordering available at orders@tara.com; mail orders to Sales Division PO Box 707, Owings Mills, MD 21117; Tel (800) TARA-400; Fax (800) TARA-403. In Israel contact Musica Judaica Ltd, PO Box 927, Ra'anana, Israel 43107, Tel/Fax 09-913-171

Art Judaica - a virtual gallery of fine Judaic art. address 5511 Parkcrest Drive, Suite 206, Austin, TX 78731, tel (800) 304-0557

Jewish World newspaper of the Capital District, 1104 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205, tel 459-8455.

Forward newspaper - weekly newspaper since 1897 covering Jewish current events from a leftist and orthodox viewpoint.

The Jewish Review, no introduction needed

Jerusalem Post Internet Edition

Reform Judiasm magazine

Shmooz magazine - "Come explore your culture with new vision." E-mail for subscription info.

Davka Judaic Software - offers DavkaNet: The Guide to the Jewish Internet. Call for free catalog 800-621-8227

Torah Educational Software - "Your source for Judaic Software" Offers the Encyclopedia Judaica for Youth and Family on CD-ROM. 21 Main Street, Monsey, NY. Call for a free catalog tel 800-925-6853, fax 914-356-1343.

Dor L'Dor - "Interactive Judaic Software bringing Judaic Education into the 21st century" E-mail for more info

Lev Software - Hebrew Educational Software, E-mail or call for more info 800-776-6538.

Transparent Software - "Simply the Best Software for Your Synagogue Office" E-mail or call for more info 209-226-5147.

PGM Recordings - Pro Gloria Musicae presents "the first-ever recording of the complete collection of the Songs of Solomon by Italian composer Salamone Rossi (1570-c.1630), the most famous Jewish composer of the late Italian Renaissance. Recorded by America's premier Early Music record company in stunning 24-bit stereo, this collection of haunting and powerful Hebrew music is unlike anything else in the Jewish liturgy. E-mail for more info. 1600 Broadway Suite 404, New York City, NY 10019-7413, tel 212-586-4200, fax 212-586-5339. Distributed by Allegro Corp 800-288-2007

Storyteller Evi Reznick - original Jewish tales, featuring masks, puppets & papercuts, now on video for year-round enjoyment (now closed captioned). Gingerbread Group 1109 Rogeretta Drive Atlanta, Ga 30329, 404-634-8866.

Crucible Publications - publishers of "The Sins of Israel" and "The Murder of the Rosenbergs" by Stanley Yalkowsky

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blue dotRitual, Study, Observances, Education

Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs

Jewish Communication Network - Interactive Torah Study

Jewish Creative Worship, a site how-to information on creative worship. Includes a Shabbat Evening Service Outline/Guide and a link to a Service/Song Archive, with transliterations of most prayers and songs used in our services.

Holidays on the Net, includes: High Holy Days, Chanukah, Purim, Passover, Shavuot, as well as non-Jewish holidays.

Torahnet - links to hundreds of divrei torah

Jewish Holidays - calendar for 5757 and 5758

Sunrise/sunset - US Navy service allows accurate determination of candle lighting times

Project Genesis

Shamash, a Jewish organization in New York dedicated to improve Jewish education and interaction via the Internet

Elat Chayyim - A Center for Healing and Renewal, 99 Mill Hook Road, Accord, NY 12404 tel 914-626-0157. E-mail or call for more info 800-398-2630

ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal - a non-denominational organization dedicated to advancing vital, relevant Judaism that is deeply spiritual, environmentally conscious, and politically engaged. Participants and activists are drawn from the full spectrum of Jewish denominaitons, organizations, and individuals. (Parent organization of Elat Chayyim) 7318 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119. E-mail or call for more info 215-247-9700

KESHER - the UAHC College Education Dept, PO Box 443, Warwick, NY 10990, tel (914)987-6300, fax (914) 986-7185, email kesher@warwick.net

Congregation Emanu-El - the Manhattan synagogue that simulcasts services over the Internet

HUC-JIR Home Page

Ketubah - Jewish Marriage Contracts by International Artists. Call for free color catalog 888-538-8224.

Torat Hayim A weekly commentary and study guide on the week's Torah portion from a Reform perspective.

UAHC NEC Divrei Torah Collection A weekly D'var Torah from Rabbi David Wolfman, UAHC Northeast Regional Director.

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blue dotAmerican Jewish Organizations

ARZA - American Reform Zionist Association, 838 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10021

Anti-Defamation League® - 823 UN Plaza, NYC, NY 10017, tel (212) 885-7760.

Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute for Religion - information about programs on the four campuses of the HUC-JIR, faculty/staff/student directory, the New York Kollel for adult study, and images from the book collection of the Klau Library

Union of American Hebrew Congregations - UAHC includes a self-guided tour of Reform sites, and a searchable list of UAHC congregations.

Central Conference of American Rabbis - includes the CCAR Press catalog, articles from the CCAR Journal, and an index to the collected Reform responsa.

American Jewish Historical Society

Simon Wiesenthal Center - The International watchdog for religious tolerance. 9760 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, Tel 310-553-9036

WorldPoll - surveys and explores tolerance-related issues, sponsored by the Wiesenthal Center

A Great Links Pagefrom Temple Beth Emunah, a conservative synagogue in Brockton, MA.

The Adolph and Rose Levis JCC of Boca Raton, Florida.

Blacksburg Jewish Community Center, Virginia.

The JCC of Richmond, Virginia.

Congregation Beth Tikva - Carlisle, PA. E-mail or call for more info 717-240-8627

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blue dotWomen's Issues

Jewish Feminist Resources - Adina Levin's well-organized lists feature the arts, religion, history, media, and Jewish organizations.
Nice Jewish Girls - Staci Schoenfeld's chatty personal site for the Jewish lesbian community, including the "'Zine for Queer Jewish Women"

Maqom - cyber-school for Talmudic study run by Rabbi Judith Abrams, PhD, author of "The Women of the Talmud"

Triangle Street Diversions - Laura Wattenberg's Internet development company.

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blue dotModern Life and Society, Internet Resources and Shopping

Jewish Family & Life, A "webzine" (a magazine published for the Internet) which is designed to be a source of user-friendly, family-oriented information and entertainment for Jewish families.

judaism.com.kids Jewish site just for kids

Proud Mommy An extensive list of sites for Jewish children.

Jewish Genealogy, consists of an eclectic (and by no means complete) collection of links to Web resources that may be useful for doing on-line Jewish Genealogy research.

JewishNet

Judaica World links to many Jewish sites

Jews for Judaism - "North America's full-time counter-missionary organization to strenghthen Jews against the growing Christian missionary threat.

Ultimate Link Launcher - over 4600 links to Jewish and Israel websites

A Great Links Pagefrom Temple Beth Emunah, a conservative synagogue in Brockton, MA.

Jewish Community OnLine - located on America Online (AOL) at Keyword: JEWISH

Hot Max - Cornucopia of religion, culture, arts, and politics

Jewish Communications' Network, offers a wealth of Jewish content, including regular features on the holiday cycle and one of the most comprehensive set of links to hard news on Israel and the Jewish world.

Andrew Tannenbaum's Judaism and Jewish Resources

Jewish Gateways

Links to Jewish Resources

The Source for Everything Jewish - "America's largest, most diverse collection of Jewish gifts by mail" Call for free catalog 800-426-2567.

Living Jewish - "The ultimate Judaica Buying Guide" from J Levine Books & Judaica. E-mail or call for more info 800-5-Jewish.

Ketubah - Jewish Marriage Contracts by International Artists. Call for free color catalog 888-538-8224.

Hagafen - Premium Napa Valley Varietal Wines. E-mail or call for more info 888-424-2336.

ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal - a non-denominational organization dedicated to advancing vital, relevant Judaism that is deeply spiritual, environmentally conscious, and politically engaged. Participants and activists are drawn from the full spectrum of Jewish denominaitons, organizations, and individuals. (Parent organization of Elat Chayyim) 7318 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119. E-mail or call for more info 215-247-9700

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blue dotOrthodox Judaism

Orthodox Union

Torah Tidbits from the Orthodox Union

Torah Fax

Orthodox Union/NCSY

Orthodox Union Shuls Online

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blue dotKosher Information

KosherMall

Kashrus Magazine

Shamash's Kosher Restaurant Database

American-Asian Kashrus Services

Vaad Hakashruth of Albany, NY

Eating Kosher

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blue dotIsrael Sites and Information

Virtual Jerusalem, visit this site and you can submit a prayer to be inserted in the Western Wall and be connected to all things Israeli.

Dan Hotels of Israel - Group of hotels in Israel, including Eilat, Tel Aviv, Carmel, Accadia, Jerusalem King David, Haifa, Panorama, Pearl, Caesara. For information and reservations, call your travel agent or Israel Hotel Representatives at (212) 752-6120 in NYState, (800) 223-7773 outside NYS, fax (212) 759-7495, E-mail danhtls@danhotels.co.il

Israel Ministry of Tourism - in north America call 800-596-1199

Jerusalem One based in Israel, points to all kinds of information, including Jewish software and clip art

Jerusalem Post Internet Edition

Golan Heights Web Page

Hebron Home Page

Israel Information Service Web Page

IRIS: Information Regarding Israel's Security

Maven Your personal guide to thousands of Jewish/Israel links.

Macom

Jerusalem Mosaic

Israeli Yellow Pages

Israel's Likud Party

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blue dotTravel

Ayelet Tours - 21 Aviation Road, Albany, NY. E-mail or call for free brochure and more info 800-237-1517.

Medem Yiddish Cultural Center - home of yiddishkeit in Paris

Subways of the World

Museums of the World

Pathfinder - go to Travel section

GNN's Travel section

State Department - go to Bureau of Consular Affairs for security information

Dan Hotels of Israel - Group of hotels in Israel, including Eilat, Tel Aviv, Carmel, Accadia, Jerusalem King David, Haifa, Panorama, Pearl, Caesara. For information and reservations, call your travel agent or Israel Hotel Representatives at (212) 752-6120 in NYState, (800) 223-7773 outside NYS, fax (212) 759-7495, E-mail danhtls@danhotels.co.il

Israel Ministry of Tourism - in north America call 800-596-1199

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blue dotThe Worldwide Jewish Community

Electronic Voice of the Australian Jewish Community; I'm not going to joke on this one, I am humbled when technology can connect the Jewish communities of the world together.

The Jewish Community of Victoria, it is really great that we can cut the miles separating us to zero.

The Stockholm Jewish Community, ditto (which to our Stockholm friends means the same message as I stated for our Australian friends)

The Island of the Divine Dew Benvenuti nel network dell'ebraismo italiano, the Jewish-Italian network. The website for the Jewish community in Italy. (We just thought you'd like to see something a little different!)

Jewish Web/Net Week

This virtual festival involves 613 Jewish Websites from Japan to Uruguay in order to bring together 600,000 users.

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blue dotMiscellaneous

Surprise site - go to English version if you can't make out the text, which is in Hebrew. The English site provides directions to have Hebrew text come up on your browser. This is part of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and where the on-line show of Palestine images in the '30's will appear.

Hebrew Calendar

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blue dotDiscussion Groups

The two biggest servers of Jewish-related mailing lists are Shamash and Virtual Jerusalem. Together they have close to 400 lists.

To receive a complete listing from either service, just send a message containing the single word: List.

Liberal Jewish Mailing List (mail.liberal-judaism) - to subscribe, just send: subscribe mlj <your name> to listproc@shamash.org

Liberal Torah Discussion List (l-torah) - to subscribe, just send: subscribe l-torah <your name> to listproc@shamash.org

Reform Judaism Magazine Discussion group - to subscribe, just send: subscribe rjmag <your name> to listproc@shamash.org

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