Most populous state of the American Union, with an estimated Jewish population of 750,000. The history of the Jews of the state is practically covered by the articles New York (city), Albany, etc. Their records date back to 1654 and present a continuous history of migration and growth. Given below is a list of the places in the state of New York which contain Jewish communities, those covered by separate articles being merely named.

Albany; Amsterdam; Astoria (has a congregation); Bath Beach (congregation); Binghamton (Congregation Sons of Israel, founded in 1885; a Reform society, holding services on holy days); Brooklyn (see Jew. Encyc. ix. 289, s.v. New York [city]); Buffalo; Coney Island (community); Conklin (cemetery); Corning (congregation); Elmira; Far Rockaway (a summer resort; has a congregation); Freeport (congregation); Glen Cove (Congregation Tifereth Israel, founded in 1899); Glens Falls (Educational Alliance, and a congregation); Gloversville (congregation, founded in 1891, and the Nathan Littauer Hospital, a non-sectarian institution, memorial of Nathan Littauer); Greenport (congregation); Haverstraw (congregation, founded in 1892); Hornellsville (congregation); Hudson (congregation); Ithaca (religious school; cemetery; Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society); Jamaica (congregation); Kingston (Congregation Emanuel, founded in 1853, present [1904] rabbi Joseph Lieser; Congregation Agudath Achim, founded in 1887; two newer congregations; a Young Men's Hebrew Association); Lake Placid (congregation); Mount Vernon (congregation); Newburgh (Congregation Beth Jacob, founded in 1865, present rabbi Hyman J. Elkin; Congregation Aguadas Achim; a social club); New Rochelle (congregation); New York (city); Niagara Falls (a cemetery association); Ogdensburg (Congregation Anshe Zophar, founded in 1865); Olean (congregation and a relief association); Ossining (congregation); Peekskill (congregation); Port Chester (congregation; Ladies' Aid Society; Young Men's Hebrew Association); Poughkeepsie (congregation); Rochester; Rockaway Beach (congregation; Ladies' Benevolent Society); Sag Harbor (congregation and a benevolent society); Schenectady (Congregation Shaari Shamayim, founded in 1856, present rabbi E. M. Chapman; congregations of Hungarian, Russian, and Polish Jews; a Young Men's Hebrew Association; the United Hebrew Charities; etc.); Spring Valley (congregation); Staten Island (congregation and a Young Men's Hebrew Association); Syracuse; Tannersville (congregation; has a considerable Jewish population in summer); Tarrytown (congregation); Tompkinsville (congregation); Troy; Tupper Lake (congregation); Utica (several congregations; a Hebrew Free School; a Hebrew Aid Society; a Ladies' Hebrew Society; a cemetery); Watertown (congregation); West Arverne (congregation); Whitestone (a Hebrew library); Yonkers (Home for Aged and Infirm; Independent Order B'nai B'rith, opened in 1882; three congregations; a Hebrew Free-School Association; a Women's Charity Association).

  • American Jewish Year Book, 5661 (1900-1).
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