The Tech Valley Experience

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

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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.

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News Jews Can Use

Albany Beat — November column

Election Aftermath: State Politics And Congress By: Marc Gronich The brief narrative about last week’s elections on the state level is that everything remains the same moving into next year’s legislative session. The Republican-controlled Senate picked up an extra seat in the Buffalo area but could lose a seat on Long Island when the absentee Continue Reading »

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Albany Beat — September column

Trump Receives NY Conservative Nod The New York State Conservative Party, with 160,000 enrolled members across the state, gave Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a boost with an endorsement from a majority of the conservatives gathered at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square this month. Some of the party’s committee members abstained from supporting Continue Reading »

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pictured, journalist Martin Agronsky (left), Rapp (center) and Marc Gronich

Clarence D. “Rapp” Rappleyea Dies at Age 82

Clarence D. “Rapp” Rappleyea, a Republican leader of the New York State Assembly for 12 years during the 1980s and 90s, has passed away. He was 82 years old. The Norwich native died at Albany Medical Center on Sunday, September 4th. Rappleyea became minority leader in 1983, three years after I was starting out as Continue Reading »

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Questions Surround New Kosher Food Booth At New York State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY – The Great New York State Fair opened for its 175th year last week and for the first time it features a kosher food booth. Catering by The Oaks, a Syracuse-based food service run by the Sodexo company, is the vendor serving an all-dairy menu including deep-fried potato knishes ($4), deep-fried apple or Continue Reading »

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