Temple Israel of Albany

Temple Israel of Albany Through a combination of award winning programming, enlightening worship, dynamic lectures, and exciting social events, members of the Temple Israel community join together in unique and wonderful ways.

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A great time was had by all at our first Senior Schmooze! Thanks to the JWV for being our first schmoozer.Our Senior Sch...
11/10/2021

A great time was had by all at our first Senior Schmooze! Thanks to the JWV for being our first schmoozer.
Our Senior Schmoozes are made possible thanks to the generosity of Theodore Strauss, z”l and the Strauss Fund.

11/07/2021

Shavua Tov,

We have been made aware of suspicious emails arriving in congregants' email inboxes and we wanted to let you know that we are aware of it and we would like to offer some tips about staying safe online.

There is no threat to our community from this message, but we must be vigilant when opening email messages from unknown senders, even if the name is known to you.

If you receive an email from Temple Israel, it will only ever come from one of our official email address:

Rabbi Eligberg: [email protected]
Cantor Marx: [email protected]
Rachael Schertzer: [email protected]
Abbe: [email protected]
Jenn: [email protected]

Unfortunately, these types of scams are very common. Do not respond to these emails. The synagogue will never ask for money like this through an email. If you're unsure, call the office first.

We are honored to be hosting Jewish Federation of NENY’s Headliners event featuring Eugene Robinson!
10/24/2021

We are honored to be hosting Jewish Federation of NENY’s Headliners event featuring Eugene Robinson!

Join us and use code TIALB to register!
10/21/2021
2021 Hanukkah Film Festival - Official Trailer

Join us and use code TIALB to register!

November 28th - December 5th, 2021 | Celebrate the Hanukkah season with eight nights of award-winning new films, available to view with your family from the ...

TI Take Out Shabbat!Convenient & KosherNew Menus on MondaysOrder by 5:00 PM WednesdaysPick up Fridays 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Vi...
10/05/2021

TI Take Out Shabbat!

Convenient & Kosher
New Menus on Mondays
Order by 5:00 PM Wednesdays
Pick up Fridays 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Visit tialbany.org/ti-take-out to place your order!

TI Take Out Shabbat!

Convenient & Kosher
New Menus on Mondays
Order by 5:00 PM Wednesdays
Pick up Fridays 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Visit tialbany.org/ti-take-out to place your order!

09/30/2021

Temple Israel notes with sadness the passing of
Esther Massry, mother of Norman (Micki) Massry.
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Massry, Esther (Franco), 90, of Loudonville, NY. It is with great sadness that the family of Esther Massry announces her peaceful passing from a brief illness on September 28, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Esther was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 9th, 1930 to Morris and Mollie Franco.

In 1949, Esther met and married the love of her life, Morris (Murray), after a fairy tale romance. They soon began their journey together in Saratoga Springs and opened what, at the time, was a modest retail store. This laid the groundwork for their next move to Troy where they opened the Janie Shop, a children’s clothing store.

Morris and Esther were a team, building the retail business while raising a family of 6 kids. Esther can be remembered running the cash register, making trips to New York City with Morris to shop for the store and in many cases, loading up the station wagon with merchandise. In the mid 60’s, business transitioned from retail to Real Estate which enabled Esther to devote her full attention to raising 5 daughters and one son. Among the many memories her family has of those years are the trips to Bradley Beach (Esther’s family) and the station wagon trips to Myrtle Beach (Murray’s family). Always full of people, her home on Centerview Drive in Troy was the hub of neighborhood Canasta card games, pool gatherings, and home-cooked food.

As the family grew with spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren, the Jewish Holidays became the center of extended family gatherings. This laid the foundation for each generation to follow and emulate with their own families.

Esther and Morris traveled the world together. Destinations such as Rome and Paris were semi-annual visits. As the family grew, Esther looked forward to cruises which were plentiful, including 20 years of the annual family cruise with more than 30 family members each time. In reflection, their travels were really an opportunity for Esther and Morris to outfit their grandkids and great grandkids with the finest clothing and gather collectible treasures for their and their family’s homes. The memories of each trip displayed throughout their home enabled Esther to have a constant reminder of her life and travels with Morris. In addition, Esther and Morris maintained a residence in Aventura, Florida which became the Southern hub for family and friends to create more lasting memories.

Besides Esther’s devotion to her family, she had an amazing way with everyone she met. She touched each person with her beautiful smile that lit up the room. Her grace, elegance and soft spoken manner made everyone always feel loved and special. It was a quality that defined her and is now her legacy.

Esther is survived by her 6 children, Jane (the late Glenn) Horne, Marilyn Massry, Linda Reynolds, Norman (Micki) Massry, Sheila (Paul) Koppel and Lisa (Jack) Bibas; her 11 grandchildren, E. Julie (Jimmy), Jason (Paulette), Nicole (David), Murray (Mallory), Ellie (Briana), Esther, Laurie (Ken), Shoshana (Aaron), Murray, Esther and Alex; 13 great-grandchildren, Isaac, Ezra, Asher, Leah, Hailey, Norman, Doralice, Alaia, Jonah, Noah, Aaron, Jack and Alivia. Esther was loved by her in-laws, many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Special thanks to the many people who cared for Esther over the years, including most recently, Tammy, Angelica, Reena and Christine.

Esther was preceded in death by her loving husband Morris, her parents Morris and Mollie Franco, brothers Louis (Sylvia) and Charles, sisters Lily (Murray) Shabot, Rae (Ike) Kassin and Claudia Betesh.

Graveside Service and Shiva are being observed privately by her loving extended family.

Contributions in memory of Esther may be made to one of the local Massry Family supported organizations or one of your choice.

May her memory be a source of blessing.

09/26/2021
09/26/2021
Our first Chai from TI package is on it's way out! It is not too late to order one to be delivered to your child or gran...
09/20/2021

Our first Chai from TI package is on it's way out! It is not too late to order one to be delivered to your child or grandchildren or even great grand children for that matter! Register here:https://www.tialbany.org/form/chai-from-ti-order-form.html

Our first Chai from TI package is on it's way out! It is not too late to order one to be delivered to your child or grandchildren or even great grand children for that matter! Register here:https://www.tialbany.org/form/chai-from-ti-order-form.html

Address

600 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY
12208

General information

Through a combination of award winning programming, enlightening worship, dynamic lectures, and exciting social events, members of the Temple Israel community join together in unique and wonderful ways. By emphasizing community, tradition, and Tikkun Olam, Temple Israel has created an atmosphere in which those of all ages can feel engaged and active, and where visitors and guests are always welcome. We are a Traditional, Egalitarian congregation affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 3pm

Telephone

(518) 438-7858

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We were so fortunate to see and hear Debbie Friedman at Temple Israel!
and in my mind's eye I still envision Rabbi Paul Silton and Cantor Chaim Pickar up on the Bima and Sid Cohen, the most amiable Executive Director, Faye Silton, the education director, Esther , Susan and Zoey, the nursery school teachers, and Harry Ellowitz and the other Minyanaires- making TI a welcoming house of worship where"everyone knew your name".
Many thanks to this week's supporters of Sponsor-A-Stream! Meghan & Gary Ginsburg - in honor of the incredible work that the main office staff has been doing Vivian & Ted Brown - in honor of the yahrzeit of Richard Brown
Temple Israel was our family's home for many years, and we were all active members, so I am thrilled to let you know that I have self-published a magical book for children- "the Radiant Rainbow Cap"- for sale on Amazon. I just wanted old TI members to cuddle up and have fun reading with their children and grandchildren. I hope all is well and you will take a look
Check out Temple Israel's Drive Thru Sukkah! Time slots are limited, please register at https://www.tialbany.org/form/drivethrusukkah to reserve your space.
Ready to learn more about Camp Ramah? Schedule your personal virtual tour today!
#TILightsAgainstHate
Eighth night all together! #TILightsAgainstHate
prayer requests for Adia 12, Wyatt 11 live in Hoosick Falls ny, they will face their father alone this afternoon and are in need of courage ,protection and peace. will you please for them ,Thank you Blessings
COMING UP ON WEDNESDAY: Virtual Parlor Meeting with Assistant Director, Josh Edelglass, on Wednesday, November 6th via Facebook live! Prospective families are invited to come learn about our overnight camp program, including our approach to caring for children, Jewish education, and skill building at Camp Ramah!
Temple Israel Adult Israeli Dance session starts tonight!
Having trouble finding the High Holiday Calendar on the Calendar link on the website. You seem to have to page through the bulletin, page by page until you happen upon it. Also, when you click the contact link on the website, for example on the leadership page, the link misspells part of the address, so you get the following error message: Your message wasn't delivered to [email protected] because the domain tialbnay.org couldn't be found. Check for typos or unnecessary spaces and try again. This is what the link puts in the address of your email form:[email protected]. Does not work, of course. ☹️