Temple Israel

600 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, New York 12208


B'Yachad (Hebrew School K-8)



B’Yachad is a religious school for students K – 8

B’Yachad is dedicated to teaching Torah, Tefillah, Hebrew Language, Holidays, History, Israeli studies, Ethics, Morals and Mitzvot

B’Yachad is a school that encourages families to connect and learn

B’Yachad offers Family Education programs led by our dedicated clergy

B’Yachad is a place where children can explore being Jewish

B’Yachad is a school that teaches skills and confidence to live Jewishly

B’Yachad provides the opportunity to meet other students and families from the community

B’Yachad is Israeli dancing, holiday celebrations, Gadna and Jazz Dance taught by Israelis for an immersive language experience, storytelling, Rap with the Rabbis, Tefillah, library time, special art experiences…

B’Yachad is your extended Jewish family

B’Yachad is all of that and a whole lot more!

Come and find out why B’Yachad is THE place to be!!!

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Mission Statement

B’Yachad is a Hebrew word that means “together.” It symbolizes the union of the Religious Schools of Congregation Ohav Shalom and Temple Israel, providing a quality Jewish education and a reinforced community for our children.  Following the teachings of Conservative Judaism, B’Yachad strives to instill in our Religious School students and families the knowledge and skills necessary to carry on Jewish traditions at home and to participate actively in the synagogue and the broader Jewish community. The B’Yachad Religious School faculty is committed to providing our students with an understanding and appreciation of the core concepts of God, Torah, Israel, and ethical values, as they are embodied in our Jewish tradition. Through formal classroom instruction, family education, and community-based programs, we provide a rich and varied learning environment that is welcoming to all families and all types of learners. By working in partnership with families, and in the context of a nurturing Jewish community, we aim to develop positive and strong Jewish identities.

Religious School Hours:

  • Grades K&1 Sundays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Grades 2-7 Sundays, 9:30am – 12:30pm and Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00pm
  • 8th Grade Sundays, 9:30am – 12:30pm


Derech Eretz – Respecting Ourselves, Others, and our Environments

The B’Yachad Religious School seeks to create a kehillah kedosha, a sacred community, in which  everyone feels safe, respected and cared for.

  • Treating others the way we would want them to treat us;
  • Listening when others are speaking and communicating in a kind and caring way;
  • Exhibiting proper decorum in the classroom, main sanctuary, and religious services;
  • Refraining from behaviors that place oneself or others in danger;
  • Treating synagogue property and the property of others with respect.

Family Education

Family Education is an integral part of the B’Yachad curriculum and community. B’Yachad believes that Family Education Programs enhance parents’ and students’ experiences and connections, as they develop a lifelong commitment to Judaism. We encourage you to participate in, and volunteer for, our Family Education programs. Please refer to this year’s school calendar for the schedule of programs.

Please CLICK HERE for the B'Yachad 2016-2017 Registration Forms

For more information about B’yachad and all of our special programs, please refer to our Family Handbook

CLICK HERE for the 2016-2017 B'Yachad Calendar