Albany, NY

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About This Community

We are a diverse Modern Orthodox community in the heart of New York State’s capital. Albany has a thriving regional economy along with a JCC, Mikveh, Vaad Hakashrut, Eruv, a kosher nursing home/ independent living center, and a kosher butcher and bakery within a large supermarket. There is a vibrant Jewish Federation, two affordable Jewish Day schools with smaller class sizes, preschools (one of which has a Hebrew immersion program), and NCSY.

Albany was recently ranked as the best place to live in New York by US News and World Report (2021). Median home prices are $278K and the average apartment rent is $1,658. The average walk to the Modern Orthodox synagogue is less than a mile. Job opportunities abound in New York State Government, tech/nano-tech, medical/dental, and in higher education. The average commute is 23 minutes by car. Albany is a three hour drive or Amtrak train ride to New York City, and is also a short drive to Rockland, northern New Jersey, and Boston. Albany International Airport provides nonstop service to Chicago, Washington, and South Florida.

The region boasts four-season outdoor recreation including nearby skiing and hiking, as well as concerts and theatre at a fraction of the downstate price.

Please accept our invitation to make Albany and Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob your new Jewish home!

Our community will offer one year of free synagogue membership, reduced school tuition, and reduced JCC membership dues.

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Our Community Amenities

Yeshiva Elementary Day School
Coed Chabad Day School
Yeshiva High School
Girls Only
Educational Resources
School Programs
Extra Curricular Programs
Religious Life
Chessed Organizations
Bikur Cholim
Kosher Food Availability
Kosher Store Kosher food widely available in local supermarket Kosher food is shipped in by order regularly Chalav Yisroel
Shabbos Mikvah within walking distance
Daily Minyanim (Shacharis/Mincha/Maariv) Available
Ashkenazic Ari
Other Resources
Mass Transit Available
State Income Tax for Highest Bracket 6%+
Retiree Amenities
Senior Housing (55+ / Assisted Living) Retiree Programs
Fair Participation
2019 Fair 2019
2022 Fair 2022

Contact Us

Simona Leifer (516) 650-8398 Website
Rabbi Ben Kean Website
Joshua Schulman-Marcus 516-672-1321 Website
Myles Melnicoff 630-709-7695 Website
Sean Ference 518-221-2160 Website
NCSY Region
Upstate New York 646-459-5175
Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob NY, Albany, 380 Whitehall Rd
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