Congregation Agudat Achim

Welcome to Congregation Agudat Achim

People. Tradition. Caring.

We are a warm, welcoming Conservative egalitarian synagogue located in the Capital District of upstate New York. At Agudat Achim, we have members of all ages and levels of observance. Interfaith families and Jews-by-choice are an integral part of our congregational family. If you are looking for a congregation in which to grow spiritually, academically, and morally, read about us through this website and then plan a visit so that we can welcome you to our family, and we can become part of yours. All are welcome here!

Our diverse community welcomes Jews of all backgrounds including interfaith families, singles, seniors, couples, single-parent and same-sex families, trans and nonbinary folks, members of the queer community, Jews of color, those who are neurodiverse or differently abled, and converts/Jews-by-choice. Within our warm and inviting surroundings, Congregation Agudat Achim encourages meaningful participation and creates a sense of belonging.

Weekly Service Times

Weekday Shacharit/Morning Minyan

Sunday: 8:30 am
Monday/Thursday: 7:15 am
Wednesday: 7:30 am
Tues/ Fri am: on demand
Join us on Zoom

Weekday Mincha/Afternoon or Maariv/Evening Minyan

Switches Seasonally
Sunday pm: on demand
Monday-Thursday: 7:15 pm
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Kabbalat Shabbat

Special events only

Shabbat Services

Shabbat Shacharit/Morning Service - 9:15 am
Youth Services Available -- check the schedule
Join us in-person or by livestream

Upcoming Events

News & Notes

Come Visit Us

We’re delighted you would like to visit our community! We are located at 2117 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309


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Enroll in Our Religious School

Our team of caring, professional teachers inspire and nurture a lifelong love of Jewish life and learning, impart our heritage and tradition through study, teach skills necessary to practice Judaism in accordance with the Conservative Movement, provide skills and knowledge essential for participation in Shabbat, holiday, and life cycle events, develop an in-depth knowledge and love of the State of Israel and a commitment to its existence, and transmit a sense of responsibility for the worldwide Jewish community and the world through mitzvot and Tikkun Olam.


Join an Adult Education Class

Our Adult Education Committee works year-round to bring us programs designed to inspire deep thinking and meaningful conversation, continuing the ideals of Judaism of perpetual growth and learning. This past year, we brought Scholars-in-YOUR-Residence from all over the world and we continue to bring you speakers of all backgrounds and expertise, with educational programs that will be treasured for years to come. Join us for an upcoming course or special event!


Engage with Our Community

Through a variety of social and religious activities, the Congregation Agudat Achim community is 130 years strong, and diverse in a multitude of ways. Our members range in age from 0 to 99 and include interfaith families, interracial families, LGBTQ+ families, and more. Our calendar shows the opportunities for us to get together and build on our relationships, make new friends, and celebrate the joys of Jewish life. Committees within the synagogue community help identify the needs of our community and the resources we have available to meet those needs. Consider joining a committee today and help us in our mission to improve our community every day.


Become a Member

If you or someone you know is interested in enhancing the Jewish experience and connecting with others in an active and inquisitive environment, now is a great time to visit Congregation Agudat Achim. Come in for a tour, meet our Rabbi and staff, attend Shabbat services, or just say hello. We would love to learn more about your interests, answer your questions and give you a warm welcome to our synagogue family.


As You Like It Catering

As You Like It Catering, the premier kosher catering service in the Capital District has the perfect warm and inviting facility for you. Our beautiful stained-glass sanctuary, spacious social halls, and available supplementary rooms offer the ideal background for any occasion. We have proudly served the Capital District for over 50 years. Our kosher cuisine is outstanding and unmatched in this area for its classic traditional and progressive flare. In addition, the convenience of holding a wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah in our beautiful sanctuary allows your guests to walk a few steps into the reception areas.