Congregation Berith Sholom: A Reform Synagogue in Troy, New York

A space of shared joy & celebration.

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No Erev Shabbat Services this week

July 19, 2024
11:55 pm

Celebrate Shabbat at home (click for at-home prayers) and join us next Friday

Literature & Libations: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

August 7, 2024
7:00 pm
First Wednesdays

Connect with fellow readers and engage in stimulating conversation about current books.

Shabbat at the Lake

August 9, 2024
4:00 pm

Join us for swimming, canoeing, fishing, a potluck dinner, and Shabbat Services!

Learn more about our congregation.

Congregation Berith Sholom is a Reform synagogue where the teachings of Judaism catalyze action, forge lasting community bonds, and inspire the pursuit of meaningful lives.

All Are Welcome

Anyone can attend our synagogue services, whether they’re a member of our congregation or not.

No Barriers to Entry

Anyone interested in Judaism, or in belonging to the congregation, will find a home here —regardless of their religious background.

Inclusive Atmosphere

Congregation Berith Sholom is a welcoming, supportive, diverse space where everyone is safe to be themselves.

Spiritual Leadership

Meet Rabbi Debora S. Gordon

For nearly a quarter of a century, Rabbi Gordon has led Congregation Berith Sholom, inspiring our congregation with her commitment to a more just and peaceful world.

Enjoy the photo montage and recordings from the service celebrating Rabbi Gordon's honorary doctorate and her 25 years with Berith Sholom!

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A historic building.

Built in 1870, Berith Sholom has remained in its original building, making it the longest continuously operating synagogue in New York.

Engaging events & activities

From volunteer opportunities to book clubs, Torah study sessions, and beyond, Berith Sholom maintains an active calendar of events so congregants can connect deeply with one another and the community at large.

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Nationally-renowned choir

Evocative and moving, our celebrated choir performs for High Holy Days and other special services throughout the calendar year, enhancing the synagogue experience. To receive information about the Choir, contact Choir Director Dan Foster at

Congregation Berith Sholom really is a community treasure that we need to keep supporting as generously as we can.
Amy Vastola
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Congregation Berith Sholom really is a community treasure that we need to keep supporting as generously as we can.
Amy Vastola
I always felt I was part of a family.
Joseph Meda z"l
We're a place of justice and warmth and action as much as we are a place of worship.
Matt Mann
[After attending Berith Sholom], I honestly saw a whole different way of looking at Judaism. I began to understand that there is no one way to Jewish.
Wendy Kay

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167 Third Street
Troy, NY

Congregation Berith Sholom is a 501(c) (3) organization and tzedakah (contributions) are tax-deductible. Our tax ID number is 14-6014559.