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Congregation Berith Sholom

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Basic Information

Location 167 3rd St, Troy, NY
Phone number (518) 272-8872
Country United States
City New York City
Address Troy

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Geographical Coordinates 42.72599,-73.69152


Congregation Berith Sholom (Covenant of Peace) is a synagogue in Troy, New York. The synagogue is the oldest continuously used synagogue in the state of New York, the second oldest house of worship in the state outside of the city of New York and one of the oldest synagogue buildings in the United States.

History and time period

The congregation was formally founded in 1866 by members of two other congregations, its name was originally spelled Baris Sholem. The building, which is still in use, was built in the summer of 1870, and finished in time for the High Holy Days. Reform ritual was adopted around 1890 and the congregation joined the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in 1920. Around 1953 an addition was built to house the religious school. The building is part of the Central Troy Historic District.

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