Congregation Shaaray Tefila

שער׳ תפ׳לה

68 Bay Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: 518.792.4945 Fax: 518.792.5966 | Email:
Office Hours: Please call or email for an appointment.

Shaaray Tefila, The Center for Jewish Life is a multi-
generational community that creates an atmosphere for the enjoyment of Jewish life & opportunities for spiritual growth.

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Holy Ark

Holy Ark from the Jay Street Synagogue

The first link below is an assembled image of the top of the massive hand-carved Holy Ark (Aron Kodesh), created for the Jay Street Synagogue. A huge carved wooden cabinet housed the Torah Scrolls.  Across the top of the cabinet, a plaque with raised Hebrew letters contained the following dedication (translated from right to left):




  • A gift of the Hevrat Nashim (Woman’s Association)
  • “I have set the Lord always before me” (Psalm 16: 8a)
  • In the year 5666 from Creation (as reckoned in the Hebrew calendar, which corresponds from September 30th 1905 to September 16, 1906.

Today the three pieces that had been mounted one on the other in the front of the synagogue are now displayed in three sections mounted on the wall of the first floor chapel of Shaaray Tefila, the location of most services.  

Ark Picture

Ark Top

Ark Middle

Ark Cabinet




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For more History  of Congregation Shaaray Tefila, please visit the Folk Art Center at Crandall Public Library.

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