Many parents came up to celebrate over UAlbany’s Homecoming Weekend earlier this Fall over Columbus Day Weekend, but as not all parents were able to come that weekend, and some parents expressed interest in an alternate weekend, we’re inviting interested parents to come up for this alternate weekend on November 13-15 (actually the same dates as we did the alternate weekend last year!)

All meals and prayer services will be at Shabbos House, with a big dessert buffet after dinner on Friday Night, a Kiddush Club Sat morning before Torah reading, and a special Game Night activities on Saturday Night, as well as whatever you’d like to do with your son or daughter in Albany. Please check back soon for an updated and more detailed schedule.

See this page for nearby hotels and motels (Western Ave hotels are closer to Shabbos House). 

Please RSVP signup using this Google Form so we can be better prepared:


FRIDAY 11/13/2015:

Candle-Lighting time: 4:17pm

Prayers: 6pm (short “Law and Order” class precedes Kabalat Shabbat)

Shabbat Dinner: 7pm

Oneg Shabbat and Buffet Dessert Table to follow dinner

SHABBAT 11/14/2015:

Minyan: 10am

AJ is celebrating his Bar-Mitzvah anniversary. He will read Torah and we will have a Kiddush Club before Torah reading in his honor.

Shabbat Lunch: 12:30pm

Mincha follows Lunch

Maariv & Havdalah: 5:18pm

SAT NIGHT 11/14/2015:

7pm Game Night at Shabbos House with homestyle pizza, sushi-salad etc. We have a Jewish jeopardy game planned, plus we have lots of table games including chess, rummy, apples to apples and more.

SUNDAY 11/15/2015:

Minyan Brunch + Talmud: 11am

As usual at Shabbos House, there’s no charge, but donations are appreciated to help defray costs for this and year ’round events at Shabbos House. See our Donate page to donate online or other options.