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Beth Joseph Synagogue's interior
Beth Joseph Synagogue's interior

Tupper Lake's Beth Joseph Synagogue Celebrates Centennial

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Beth Joseph Synagogue in Tupper Lake is the oldest Synagogue in the Adirondacks. Built in 1905, its origins stem from the late 1800's, when Jewish immigrants from Russia and eastern Europe arrived in America. It will celebrate its 100th anniversary this weekend with special religious services. At a public celebration Sunday afternoon (1pm) Beth Joseph Synagogue will be honored by TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, and added to its Registry of Very Special Places. It had been closed up for decades when a summer resident asked to take a look inside. What she found was a national treasure and she did the work to get it recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Long-time residents whose fathers had built the structure came together with others to restore it for their community. It's the story of one building and four women. Lamar Bliss reports.

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