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About Albany

Albany, NY has a lot to offer at an affordable price. We are a diverse Modern Orthodox community in the heart of the capital of New York State. Albany has excellent hospitals and universities along with a JCC, a Mikveh, an Eruv, a kosher nursing home and independent living center, and a kosher butcher and bakery within a large supermarket. There is a vibrant Jewish Federation, two affordable Jewish Day schools, Jewish preschools including a Hebrew immersion program and a strong NCSY Chapter.

Albany ranks as the 29th best place to live in the US (US News Best Places to Live for 2019). Median price for a 4BR home costs $197.4K, average property taxes are $7,185 and apartment rents average $1,180 (2BR) to $1,480 (3BR). The average walk to CBAJ, Albany’s Modern Orthodox synagogue, is less than a mile. Albany has no local income tax and the state sales tax is 8% total. Job opportunities abound in New York State Government, Hi-Tech/ nano tech, Medical/Dental, Telecom and in higher education. The average commute is 23 minutes. Albany is a short 2.5-hour drive to New York City. AMTRAK has 13 trains daily between Albany and NYC (2.5 hours) and Megabus also operates between Albany and NYC. Albany International Airport provides service to major cities.

Please accept our invitation to make Albany and Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob your new Jewish home!

Our community will offer one year of free synagogue membership, reduced school tuition and reduced JCC membership dues.

• Affordable Apartment Rentals
• Affordable Homes/Co-ops
• Eruv
• Job Opportunities
• Kosher Food Availability
• Low Taxes
• Mikvah
• Retirement/Senior Living
• Special Needs/Disability Resources
• Tuition Vouchers/Rebates
• Yeshiva Elementary Day School

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