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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Albany Beat — May column

Child Abuse Takes Center Stage In Albany A particularly frustrating and gut-wrenching issue dominating the final days of the legislative session concerns a push to remove the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex abusers of children. The law currently states that after a victim or survivor of abuse reaches the age of 23 he or Continue Reading »

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Albany Beat — April column

Felder May Return To Democratic Conference EITC Defeated Once Again The failure to include the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) in the latest state budget has many factions roiled. It is seen as a victory for the teachers’ unions and another blow for groups such as the Catholic Conference, Agudath Israel of America, (AIA) and Continue Reading »

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New York’s top cop steps down

Just hours before he tended his resignation, State Police Superintendent Joe D’Amico was lauded for his leadership and loyalty to the troopers that make up the long gray line known as the State Police. At a ceremony for the changing of the guard at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs, retiring Major General Patrick Continue Reading »

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Majority Rules In The Assembly

Only in Albany is math skewed to the point where 76 is not a majority of 150. There are 150 members of the Assembly (42 Republicans, 104 Democrats, and four open seats), and it takes a majority of members to get legislation passed. You would think that would mean 76 members sponsoring legislation would green-light Continue Reading »

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