Founded in 1885, it is the oldest Jewish congregation in Vermont. The synagogue's original building, a brick Gothic Revival structure erected in 1885 (Old Ohavi Zedek Synagogue), is among the oldest synagogue buildings still standing in the United States. The building, at the corner of Archibald and Hyde Streets in Burlington, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1952, the congregation moved to its present home on North Prospect Street. The building is now occupied by Congregation Ahavath Gerim.
- Myron Samuelson, The story of the Jewish community of Burlington, Vermont: from early times to 1946, with much about the Jewish community in the state, 1976
- Mark W. Gordon, "Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure: Update on United States Nineteenth Century Synagogues". American Jewish History 84.1 (1996) 11-27
- Ahavath Gerim website
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