Walking Tour


For my walking tour, I would like to focus on the Jewish community in Albany prior to the Civil War. This tour will focus on Synagogues,Businesses, and other sites important to telling the story of Albany’s Jews prior in the Antebellum period.

Temple Beth-El Jacob (original building at 28 Fulton St.)

Temple Beth-El Jacob  Herkimer st  c 1910  albany ny

2nd Bethel Synagogue (76 Herkimer St.)

Temple Beth-Emeth

Temple beth Emeth Lancaster and jay  early 1900s  albany ny




1st Bethel Synagogue(166 Bassett St.)

1st Anshe Emeth Synagogue (77 S. Ferry St.)


Workbook Tableau -Albany Synagogues




One thought on “Walking Tour

  • February 23, 2016 at 1:49 am

    This is a great idea for a tour! The challenge will be finding something unique for the visitor to learn at each of your stops, so you might need to think big about finding connections between each synagogue/location and perhaps a bigger national narrative. ie, was the synagogue built during a particular time in the national story of Jewish history, is there a connection with gender, race, or a particular industry that you could use to tell a story about that aspect of Albany’s Jewish history, etc.

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