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

Assemblyman Simanowitz Remembered

16 Elul 5777 September 6, 2017 Assemblyman Simanowitz Remembered For Honesty, Intellect, and Passion for Jewish Causes By Marc Gronich More than 500 mourners crammed into Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapel in the Forest Hills section of Queens on Sunday to say farewell to Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz, who died September 2 after a two-year battle with Continue Reading »

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Albany Beat — May column

Bills To Watch As the legislative session enters its final weeks, there are five bills of concern to the Jewish community but only one has any real chance of passage. * The New York State Living Donor Support Act has a good chance of passage this year and is supported by advocates from the Jewish Continue Reading »

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a Hit for the Capital Region

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a Hit for the Capital Region By Marc Gronich Schenectady, NY – Carole is king and queen of a certain type of music genre that lived more than 50 years ago. She wrote the music to songs that had a hopeful and inspiring message. I thought it was akin Continue Reading »

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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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