Jewish relocation in the 1800's

Tour curated by: Brandon Montgomery

For many centuries there has been much discrimination against people of the Jewish faith. That being said many people were unable to remain in European countries during the 1800's due to the escalating efforts to convert jews to Christianity and Catholicism alike. Therefore many chose to relocate to the northern parts of south America along with the Northern parts of the United states. This brings us to this walking tour and its purpose. The goal of this tour is to take a look around the location of the settlements formed by escaping jews during the 1800's and see how they developed along with where people went based on their branch of judaism.

Locations for Tour

This place of worship located on 67 S Pearl St, Albany, NY was originally the home of a factory owner by the name of Abel French. It is speculated that Mr. French was Jewish but not a lot is recorded on him. French built his factory at the turn of…

In Germany and other European nations people were being exiled from their home lands and restricted to certain parts of the country. Options were limited, therefore a small percentage chose to migrate away from Europe to other countries. Some found…

Congregation Anshe emeth or the Congregation for the "People of truth"This Congregation was lead by Rabbi Wise who lead the strict orthodox Congregation Beth El. The original location of this reform congregation was the first floor of a…

The Sons of Abraham of Abraham were established in 1882. The type of Judaism practiced by them was orthodox due to the fact that most of the members here migrated after Congregation Beth Emeth was established. Congregation Beth Emeth is the fusion of…