Congregation Agudat Achim

Over 120 years of commitment to Conservative Judaism

Calendar of Events

CAA Online Programming Spreadsheet


Religious Services <-- Zoom Link

New Minyan Schedule (updated by Ritual Committee, effective May 27, 2020)

                           Sunday            Monday           Tuesday          Wednesday         Thursday                   Friday

Shacharit           8:30am             7:15am             7:15am              7:15am                7:15am                     7:15am

Mincha               7:15pm             7:15pm             1:30pm              7:15pm                7:15pm              Changing times  

Maariv                Upon request              7:15pm                 Upon request                                       with Kabbalat Shabbat


Shabbat: 10:00am by Livestream on YouTube

               Havdalah service on Zoom, changing times

Schedule of High Holiday Services


Wednesday 23 September

  • 7:00a Selihot Prayers on Zoom Note: Selihot prayers continue at 7a each day this week, in preparation for Yom Kippur
  • 5:30p Tashlich IV at Lions Park in Niskayuna (including the sounding of the shofar)
Thursday 24 September
  • 7:00a Selihot Prayers on Zoom Note: Selihot prayers continue at 7a each day this week, in preparation for Yom Kippur

Friday 25 September

  • 7:00a Selihot Prayers on Zoom Note: Selihot prayers continue at 7a each day this week, in preparation for Yom Kippur
  • 5:15p Final Kabbalat Shabbat in the Parking Lot (perhaps with some celebratory food), weather permitting
  • 6:27p Candle Lighting

Saturday 26 September (Shabbat Shuva)

  • 9:45a Shabbat Morning Service in person and on live-stream
  • 7:25p Havdalah and Hangout on Zoom

Sunday 27 September (Erev Yom Kippur)

  • 10:00a Junior Congregation Yom Kippur Service (Tashlich and Kapparot) at Blatnick Park
  • 11:00a Kever Avot / Honoring our Ancestors at the CAA Cemetery
  • 3:30p Tot Service for Yom Kippur on Zoom (register here)
  • 3:30p Guided meditation on Self-Compassion (Zoom link here)
  • 4:00p Yizkor, Sermon, and Mincha/Afternoon Service (Zoom link here)
  • 6:00p Kol Nidre: Cello music, Past-Presidents' Parade, President's address, Kol Nidre Service, Candle Lighting (Zoom link here)
  • 6:35p Maariv on live-stream here on this page

Monday 28 September (Yom Kippur)

  • 10:00a Yom Kippur Shacharit/Morning Service begins with Hamelekh (please recite the Morning Blessings and Psukei D'Zimra individually) in person for those who pre-registered and on live-stream for everyone
  • 5:00p Rabbi will teach about the book of Jonah on live-stream for everyone
  • 5:40p Yom Kippur Mincha/Afternoon Service (without Torah or Haftara reading) on live-stream for everyone
  • 6:00p Yom Kippur Ne'ilah/Closing the Gates Service in person for those who pre-registered and on live-stream for everyone
  • 7:22p Havdalah and Shofar for the end of Yom Kippur