Congregation Ohav Shalom is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue affiliated with the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism. We are known for being a warm, embracing, and friendly synagogue family.

Ohav Shalom is a traditional synagogue, deeply rooted in the laws and practices of the past, while not afraid to see change as an authentic part of our tradition. As an egalitarian congregation, we invite men and women to participate equally in all aspects of congregational worship.


Upcoming Events

Shabbat Notice

Saturday Sept. 17th, 2016 | 14 Elul 5776 B'not Mitzvah of Alexandra and Anna Volynsky-Lauzon * Special Birthday for Lynn Sternklar * 30th Wedding Anniversary for Judy Avner and Steve Eckert * ...
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Rosh Hashanah is Just Around The Corner! Welcome 5777!

We look forward to seeing you this upcoming High Holy Day season. On the Jewish calendar, the High Holy Days are the traditional time for review, renewal and return to what is most important to us. The transition to a new year offers opportunities for new perspectives. Here at Ohav Shalom, your rabbis, staff, lay leadership and volunteers are busy planning for the year ahead with new ideas to enhance the life of our kehillah kedoshah, sacred community. We will share some of these with you as we come together for the High Holy Days. This year our congregation's theme, Judaism From the Inside Out: Real Wisdom for Real People. To print the full HHD packet including Ticket Request paperwork, Yizkor Book forms and HHD Childcare registration, click here. High Holy Days 5777 There are a number of programs and Holidays coming up that require registration, order deadlines and general information that is helpful to have on hand. Here you will be able to click and print any form you need: Yizkor Book - deadline to put names in the book is 9/16 HHD Childcare - deadline to register your children is 9/16 Lulav & Etrog ...
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Welcome Shabbat at Ohav with a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat service.

Please note: our weekly Friday night services are moving back to the synagogue building beginning this Friday, July 29th. (more…) ...
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Summer Fun Ohav Shalom!

Ohav Shalom knows how important it is to just plain old have fun. Here are several opportunities to do exactly that,
whether here in the building or traveling out to adventurous places. Let's get together and enjoy one another's company! Take a look at the fun filled opportunities below as there is something for everyone! Family BBQ - Sunday, Sept. 18th Just for the FUN of it! Bring the whole family. Kosher BBQ * Games * Entertainment * Good times! 12:30pm - 3:30pm $5pp; $18 for family (parents and up to 4 children under 13); children 2 and under free; day of event: $7pp; $25 for family. Full details here! For more info OR to RSVP, email Nancy or call 489-4706 x 2nd Annual Cruise and Schmooze - Sun., Sept 25 Join us for Locks and Bagels * Sunday, Sept. 25th. Aboard the only authentic steamwheel paddleboat on the Champlain Canal as we cruise the Champlain Canal - about 45 minutes North of Albany! Click here for full details! ...
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Mincha Maariv Schedule

Late Afternoon Schedule Please join us for a wonderful learning, worship and social experience each Shabbat afternoon; our Shabbat afternoon and end-of-Shabbat services. Late Shabbat afternoon services will meet in the Chapel . All are welcome to join us each week for seudah shleesheet (3rd meal for Shabbat) which takes place between the afternoon and evening services. In September we will meet for worship at the following times in the afternoons: August 27--7:00 September 3--LABOR DAY WEEKEND. NO MINYAN September 10--6:45 September 17--6:30 September 24--6:15 ...
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