Albuquerque’s Congregation Albert, founded in 1897, is the oldest continuing Jewish organization in New Mexico.
The essence of who we are…our sense of spirituality, the warmth, love, and openness of our congregational community, and what makes us proud to call Congregation Albert an extension of our Jewish homes…can only be captured by meeting us, joining us in prayer, and allowing us to get to know you.
As you enter our building you will see over the entryway the words Dirshuni V’Chyu – Seek Me and Live. These words are a daily challenge to us all; we strive to apply them to all that we do. For more than 100 years members of Congregation Albert have shared eachother’s sweetest joys, and comforted one another during times of sorrow.
Please make the time to join us for Friday evening service at 6:00 PM or Saturday morning service at 10:30 AM. When you do, be sure to introduce yourself to us. Once you experience the essence of our community, we’re confident you will choose Congregation Albert as your spiritual home.
The Israel C. Carmel Archive Committee meets every Tuesday morning, as it has since 1996, to collect, catalogue and rehouse Congregation Albert’s records, historical documents, photographs, and artifacts. The Archive Committee is also responsible for the various historical and photo displays in the temple building.
In addition, this past year, the Archive committee worked with authors, researchers, students and journalists looking for information about Congregation Albert and the Albuquerque Jewish community. The committee put together a presentation of historical information and photographs that will be used in the video display in the lobby. We assisted the staff in researching information about congregants past and present. We were also able to answer internet inquiries about congregants, and assist two different families from different parts of the country who were looking for Albuquerque relatives.
The committee would be delighted to train interested individuals who would like to learn more about the work of the Archive, and the fascinating history of Congregation Albert. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Judy Basen Weinreb.
Original synagogue, ca. 1900