143 Years of History

As the fourth oldest reform congregation in the Northeast region, Temple Anshe Amunim boasts an extensive amount of history and connection to the Jewish community of the Berkshires. 

Click here to read a timeline of key events which have defined the mold of our congregation over the past 140+ years and help us to continue to build our future over the next 140+ years to come.

Broad Street Building


Built and dedicated in 1964 and designed by architect Henry Blatner, our Temple building has been the recipient of numerous architectural awards and has been featured in a number of regional and national publications for its' unique design.  Click here for photos of our beautiful building while being constructed from 1963-1964.


Rabbi Harold and Audrey Salzmann 60th Anniversary

On October 15th, 2010, Temple Anshe Amunim honored Rabbi Harold and Audrey Salzmann on their 60th Wedding Anniversary, as well as the 60th Anniversary of Rabbi Salzmann's ordainment.


To honor the Salzmanns deep appreciation of history, our congregation has established the Rabbi Harold and Audrey Salzmann Archives.  Located upstairs off of our Social Hall, the Archives is designed to protect and preserve Jewish historical items of the Berkshires and the Northeast.

Please click here to revisit the photos and speeches from that memorable evening, which featured tributes from family, friends, and members of the greater Berkshire community which the Salzmanns have been active contributors to for nearly six decades.

Highlights From the Dinner on YouTube:

 Part 1

 Part 2


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