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On June 2, Victoria’s Congregation Emanu-El celebrates its 150th anniversary with a day of festivities, including a reenactment of the original parade that marked the laying of the synagogue’s cornerstone on June 2, 1863. For the full story, click here.
Congregation Emanu-El is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year, and this article will relate some of the major milestones in the life of the 1863 sanctuary building, with a focus on the current efforts to preserve, rehabilitate and restore the magnificent architectural and historical treasure that is “The Emanuel of Victoria,” the name used in the 1864 Act of Incorporation. Its (hi)story, however, begins even earlier. For the full story, click
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