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

Albany Beat banner

Albany Beat — September column — The Jewish Press

Jews In Law Enforcement By: Marc Gronich Published: September 17, 2015 There are few, if any, observant Jews among the ranks of the New York State Police. One reason, says Rabbi Bernard Freilich, 63, clergy and unpaid liaison to the superintendent of the state police, is because with a force of 8,000 police and law Continue Reading »

Read more

Albany Beat banner

Albany Beat — August column — The Jewish Press

State Officials Indifferent To Kosher-Food Needs At Public Venues By: Marc Gronich Published: August 19, 2015 Officials at some New York state facilities seem to be dismissive of the need to offer kosher food to visitors at public venues such as The Great New York State Fair and Saratoga Race Course. I have been going Continue Reading »

Read more

7-31-15 -- Jewish Press travel article

The Jewish Summer Experience from the Catskills to the Adirondacks

The Jewish Summer Experience from the Catskills to the Adirondacks Friday, July 31, 2015 As the calendar turns from spring to summer, the cool weather of the Catskill and Adirondack mountains are about to heat up with an influx of Jews trying to beat the heat from Boro Park, Williamsburg, Crown Heights, Queens and Manhattan Continue Reading »

Read more

Albany Beat banner

Jewish Assemblywoman Says She’s Been Bullied By Colleagues

By:  Marc Gronich   It is often said that politics is a rough and tumble game. But once the silly season of politics is over, elected officials are supposed to get down to business and govern – peacefully and respectful of each other. There are many anti-bullying campaigns on television from the Anti-Defamation League and Continue Reading »

Read more