ALBANY–This year’s Founders’ Day Shabbat Service will be held at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. The service on Friday, March 29, will begin at 7 p.m. and congregants from the six local Reform congregations are expected  to attend.

Founders’ Day honors the memories of Rabbis Isaac Mayer Wise and Stephen S. Wise Founders of Reform Judaism in America.

The Reform movement’s founder — Isaac Mayer Wise— arrived in the United States in 1846 and took a pulpit in Albany at what would become the current Congregation Beth Emeth. Later he would establish the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise was a rights activist and Zionist Reform rabbi  in the early part  of the 20th century.

Guest Speaker will be Dr. Gary P. Zola, executive director emeritus Jacob Rader Marcus, Center of the American Jewish Archives, and music by the B’nai Sholom Choir.

The community is invited to the service and oneg Shabbat. Reservations and information may be obtained by calling 518-482-5283.