Congregation Beth Emeth

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Congregation Beth Emeth (House of Truth) is a synagogue in Albany, New York.


The congregation was formed in 1885 with the merger of a "dwindling" Orthodox congregation, Anshe Emeth (People of Truth) and a "growing" Reform Congregation, Beth El (House of God.)[1]


The congregation's 1887 building, located at Lancaster and South Swan Streets in Albany, is considered to be one of the few surviving 19th-century synagogues in the United States.[2] The architect was Adolph Fleischman, with Isaac Perry.[3] The building is in Richardson Romanesque style. As of 1993 it was the home of the Wilborn Temple First Church of God in Christ.[3]

The congregation's 1957 building was designed by Percival Goodman.[2][3]


  1. ^ Albany architecture: a guide to the city, Diana S. Waite, Preservation League of New York State, 1993, p. 135.
  2. ^ Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure: Update on United States Nineteenth Century Synagogues, Mark Gordon, American Jewish History 84.1 (1996) 20-27 [1]
  3. ^ a b c Architects in Albany, Diana S. Waite, Mount Ida Press, p. 70.

Coordinates: 42°38′48″N 73°47′04″W / 42.646776°N 73.78444°W / 42.646776; -73.78444