The July-August issue of the Temple Israel Bulletin is available below. Use the up/down arrows to page through the Bulletin or enter a page number to jump quickly to that page. You can alsoRead More →

In an Albany ceremony, attorney Henry M. “Hank” Greenberg — who is already promoting several initiatives — took the oath as president of the New York State Bar Association on Thursday evening. Chief Judge Janet DiFiore administered the oath at the association’s Bar Center on Elk Street. Greenberg, the association’s 122nd leader, was joined by his wife Hope Engel. Greenberg became president on June 1 and since then has announced initiatives including the creation of the NYSBA Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law. It will study the impact so-called “driver-less cars” will have on the legal system and society, and suggest how theRead More →

Temple Israel Congregants, Last evening, over 85 members of our local community and members of the greater Albany Turkish Muslim community joined together for a prayer service, speaking program, and Iftar dinner. This important event was largely volunteer-led and organized, and I want to thank Rabbi Eligberg, the Temple Israel members, Turkish Cultural Center members, and Jewish Federation team for all of their hard work. The dinner was an excellent opportunity to learn more about Islam, Ramadan, and the local Turkish community. I was so proud of the leadership Temple Israel showed by quickly agreeing to host this event and working to organize a greatRead More →

Dear fellow Temple Israel Congregants, In an effort to avoid confusion and encourage transparency, we wanted to send out a quick message to our Shul community regarding last night’s Board Meeting and our short-term future. Following the resignation of our Synagogue’s President and Executive Vice President, the Board of Trustees, under the authority granted in the Temple Israel Constitution, elected Gary Ginsburg to serve as President and Eric (Rick) Schwartz to serve as Executive Vice President for the remaining months of this current term. We are deeply humbled by this opportunity to serve and we thank Bob and Ken for their hard work and dedicationRead More →

The search is to be conducted Thursday, April 18, 2019. The search is conducted as early as possible following sundown. For those who cannot conduct the search at that time, the entire night is available. However, the search must be concluded by sunrise of the following morning. The search is done at night, traditionally using the light of a candle. You may want to consider a small flashlight. Ten (10) pieces of bread, or other chametz products, are placed in different areas of the house, areas in which it would be customary and usual to find chametz during the course of the year (thus excludingRead More →