There are several shuls in upstate NY, esp. in the Catskills region, that are on the Historical registry. When I visited some of these last summer, they were closed, and I could not locate any phone numbers for them on the web, and info (Verizon) did not have a number either. I'm curious if any of these shuls are active on any level, whether during the summer or Rosh Hashannah / Yom Kippur. The specific shuls I'm interested in are in these towns, all in NY State:

  • Spring Glen
  • Mountaindale
  • Parksville

  • Tupper Lake (I think the name is Bet Joseph)

If anyone knows if any of these are active and / or has a number of someone whom I can contact, I appreciate it.

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You can contact:

The Catskills Institute c/o Phil Brown Department of Sociology Brown University, Box 1916 Providence, RI 02912 401-863-2367

They should be able to assist you.

Regarding Tupper Lake. They are open in July & August. You can contact: Janet Chapman @ 518-359-9594.

  • Thanks so much. I didn't think of the Catskill Institute. I had seen some of their articles on the web a while ago. Nicely organized. How did you find the # & name of the Tupper Lake shul?
    – DanF
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 19:43
  • Called the Tupper Lake #, yesterday. Spoke to Janet. They are open summer only T-Th 11-3 & services Fri. night at 7p. They jost got a new rabbi. Thanks, Gershon, again, for the info. It's perfect!
    – DanF
    Commented Jul 17, 2014 at 16:24

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