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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Jews Lose Seats In NY State Races

ALBANY – The contingent of Jewish lawmakers at the state Capitol in Albany just got a bit smaller as a result of retirements, resignations, and last week’s elections. Last year, the 150-member Assembly boasted 27 Jews among its ranks, with 11 women and one Republican. After this most recent election, there are four fewer Jewish Continue Reading »

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at lectern, l to r Senate co-leader Jeff Klein, Senate co-leader Dean Skelos and Assmebly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Governor, State Leaders Head to Israel

New York State Government Leaders Leave for Unity Trip to Israel In demonstration of solidarity with Israel, New York leaders join together to lead bipartisan unity delegation August 12-14. Albany, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced a unity visit reaffirming Continue Reading »

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Marc Gronich interviews 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre

Joe Torre, From Brooklyn to Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, NY — At 74 years old, Joe Torre seems sanguine with his position in the annals of baseball. He freely admits he wasn’t inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his talents on the field as a player or for being a manager for three teams – the Mets, Braves and Cardinals – Continue Reading »

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Hudson Synagogue Celebrates 125 Years

It all began in 1888, about the same time the Jewish population began to flourish in other American cities such as Albany and Kingston, when there were only Orthodox Jews. Based in Hudson, NY, Congregation Anshe Emeth remained an Orthodox congregation for 73 years. As the community began to change from Orthodoxy to Conservatism so Continue Reading »

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