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Brooklyns Oldest Jewish Congregation Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Brooklyn’s oldest Jewish congregation, founded before the Civil War, will begin the celebration of its centennial year here tomorrow. The first public event in the celebration of Congregation Beth Israel Anshe Emes will honor a number of Brooklyn judges and lawyers who have contributed to the growth of the congregation, which has been occupying its present synagogue building since 1905.

Later in the centennial year, the Congregation will honor its spiritual leader, Rabbi Israel Goldfarb, who has occupied its pulpit for 50 years. Rabbi Goldfarb is 75 years old.