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.

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News Jews Can Use

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Flanagan Replaces Skelos

Below is the extended version of the printed column in The Jewish Press. Some of the information submitted was left on the cutting room floor due to space restrictions. Flanagan Replaces Skelos There is a new leader of the Republican majority conference in the state Senate and for the first time both houses of the Continue Reading »

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Cooperstown Glimmers

Due to Shabbos and the important holiday of Shavuos I was not able to attend the Hall of Fame game in Cooperstown, Otsego County, during Memorial Day weekend. So I commissioned my esteemed compatriot, Peter A. Cristo, to take on this plum assignment. As it turns out there were no Jewish ball players participating at Continue Reading »

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The Battle Over the EITC

The Battle Over the EITC by Marc Gronich, Capital Bureau Chief Printed in The Jewish Press Friday, April 24, 2015 The state budget season this year was all about education, pitting public and private school proponents against each other over the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC). The warring factions on one side include union officials Continue Reading »

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