Capital District Jewish Community


For information about Jewish events throughout the Capital District, CLICK HERE

* Capital Region Jewish Coalition for Literacy/ROAR ~ Calling on Volunteers!! In just one hour a week, you can help a struggling student learn to love reading.  Spend time reading with local elementary school students.  A one-to-one reading program promoting the LOVE of READING.  CLICK HERE for more information.  Questions?  Contact Robyn Easton

* Jewish Bedtime Stories and Songs for Families - PJ Library (PJ is short for pajamas) began as a local initiative in 2005, and currently works with Jewish institutions in more than 200 communities throughout North America and in 12 communities globally, to distribute Jewish-themed children’s books and music to young families. Since the program began, more than 14,000,000 books and CDs have been sent to Jewish families across North America.

Thanks to the generosity of our local funders, Hugh Johnson Advisors and Homestead Funding Corporation, PJ Library is available for free to 700 children who live in the Capital District area.

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or friend of someone with young children, please help us share news of this special program with Jewish families throughout the area who have children through the age of 8. It’s easy to enroll!

Are there children you love who live outside of this community? You are welcome to purchase a gift subscription for them. Please click here or call PJ Library at (413) 439-1981 for the details.

For more information, contact Amy Drucker, 783-7800 ext. 229,

  • Counseling
  • Life Transition Support
  • Mediation
  • Senior Adult Services
  • Aging in Place (NNORC)
  • Transportation

and more . . . .CLICK HERE for more additional information about JFS

  • Early Childhood Center
  • School Age Programs
  • Camp
  • Teen Programs
  • Fitness Center
  • Senior Programs

CLICK HERE to learn more about SAAJCC

Exciting News! The JCC Maccabi Games ( are coming to the Capital Region next summer, August 6-11, 2017. The JCC Maccabi Games are the number one Jewish teen engagement tool available to us. We will have over a 1000 visiting athletes and coaches coming to the Capital Region to compete in baseball, basketball, soccer, ice hockey, tennis, swimming, golf, table tennis, dance or being a star reporter and we need your help. There will be numerous ways for you to help from serving on a committee about a particular aspect of the games to being a host family to volunteering some time the week of the games. There will be an initial interest meeting to find out more about the games, what they mean for our community and how you can help on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7pm at the Albany JCC. Please RSVP to Brian Robinson, Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games Director, and if you cannot make the meeting but would like to learn more please also reach out to Brian for more information. This is an extremely important and monumental event for our community and I hope that you are able to help in some way.