Angel Orensanz Foundation

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The Angel Orensanz Center which was originally the Anshe Chesed Synagogue is the oldest surviving synagogue in NYC and the fourth largest in the United States. Built in Gothic Revival style, the synagogue was used until 1974, then was abandoned and vandalized. In 1986, Spanish sculptor and painter, Angel Orensanz, purchased the property and converted it into an art gallery and performance space known as the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts. Designated a historic landmark by NYC, it has become home to a liberal Reform synagogue, the Shul of New York.