The Tech Valley Experience

The region encompasses the Capital Region, Adirondacks/North Country, Hudson Valley, northern Catskills and eastern Mohawk Valley.


Tech Valley offers rewarding career and business opportunities, world-class educational and research facilities, a vibrant arts and entertainment scene and exhilarating year-round outdoor pursuits.

This 16-county region includes more than 40 congregations, more than 900 Jewish business owners, many Jewish-run not-for-profits and is a region brimming with opportunity and excitement.

What is JBiz?

Let’s take a moment to celebrate all that our community has accomplished. We have been leaders in the arenas of academia, economics, entertainment, arts and politics. We have shown guidance as advocates, mentors and volunteers. We are a diverse, strong, lively and energetic community breaking new ground in everything from technology to medicine and innovative ways of doing business.

By standing together we have and will continue to empower Jewish men and women throughout New York state to build a better, more prosperous future for all.

About This Website

This online directory contains contact information for Jewish business owners and Jewish professionals, Jewish-run not-for-profits and non-Jewish businesses that cater to the Jewish community in the Capital District.

This website is designed to serve three purposes:

  1. To inform prospective newcomers to this area that there is a Jewish community with a broad base;
  2. To show folks outside the region that this area supports a vibrant and vital Jewish life and culture; and
  3. To encourage people within the Albany-area Jewish community to support local Jewish businesses.

Some Jewish Humor

News Jews Can Use

Sheldon Silver makes a point while addressing an audience gathered in the Legislative Office Building to celebrate the birthday of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as the Rebbe, March 2015.

Silver Convicted

If the indictment, trial and subsequent convictions of Sheldon Silver have taught us anything it is that even if you think what you’re doing is legal, the justice system, led by prosecutors, may have a different opinion. The Silver trial focused on two points. In one case, Silver felt if he lined up grant money Continue Reading »

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November: Sweeps Month For Top Lawmakers In Court

Silver Trial Continues The fate of former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver hangs in the balance as a federal jury sits through several weeks of testimony. Silver, 71, is charged by federal authorities “with using his official position to receive nearly $4 million in bribes and kickbacks from people and businesses in exchange for his official Continue Reading »

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Albany Beat — October column — The Jewish Press

Published: October 14, 2015 There are few candid statements a judicial candidate or justice can make publicly. Criticizing an opponent is not one of them, according to the canons of judicial ethics. A judicial candidate or justice can speak glowingly about his or her own accomplishments but cannot denigrate an opponent’s accomplishments or alleged lack Continue Reading »

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TheRep Opens Season 35 With 4000 Miles

Capital Repertory Theatre, now known as TheRep, located in downtown Albany, opened its 35th season with the production of “4000 Miles.” The play details the lifestyles of a grandmother, Vera, and her long lost grandson, Leo, that spans a difference of 65-plus years. The age difference might as well have been 4,000 miles but the Continue Reading »

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