Congregation Ahavas Achim Anshi Austria

Congregation Ahavas Achim Anshi Austria, also known as Congregation B'Nai Israel, is a historic former Orthodox Jewish congregation and synagogue, located in Rochester, Munroe County, New York, in the United States.[2]

Congregation Ahavas Achim Anshi Austria
AffiliationOrthodox Judaism (former)
Ecclesiastical or organisational statusSynagogue (1928–2004)
Location692 Joseph Avenue, Rochester, New York
Congregation Ahavas Achim Anshi Austria is located in New York
Congregation Ahavas Achim Anshi Austria
Location in New York
Geographic coordinates43°10′38″N 77°36′34″W / 43.17722°N 77.60944°W / 43.17722; -77.60944
Architect(s)Louis H. Friedman
TypeSynagogue architecture
StyleGeorgian Revival
Date established1921 (as a congregation)
Congregation Ahavas Achim Anshi Austria
AreaLess than 1 acre
NRHP reference No.15000775
Added to NRHPNovember 9, 2015

The synagogue was built in 1928, and is a two-story, Georgian Revival style brick building with decorative cast stone classical details. It is five-bays wide with the end bays being square towers and a recessed triangular parapet is between the two towers. The front façade features a portico with four Ionic order round columns. The building was used as a synagogue until 2004.[3][4]: 3, 7 

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.[1]


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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 11/09/15 through 11/13/15. National Park Service. November 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Congregation B'Nai Israel Synagogue". The Abandoned Upstate Project. 2024. Retrieved March 3, 2024.
  3. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on April 4, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Scheier, Neil; Ridarsky, Christine L.; Bartos, Virginia L. (December 2014). "Registration Form: Congregation Ahavas Achim Anshi Austria" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved March 1, 2016. See also: "Accompanying photos".