B'nai Israel Synagogue (Woodbourne, New York)

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B'nai Israel Synagogue
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Front of the synagogue
B'nai Israel Synagogue (Woodbourne, New York) is located in New York
B'nai Israel Synagogue (Woodbourne, New York)
Location NY 52, Woodbourne, New York
Coordinates 41°45′29.47″N 74°36′7.74″W / 41.7581861°N 74.6021500°W / 41.7581861; -74.6021500Coordinates: 41°45′29.47″N 74°36′7.74″W / 41.7581861°N 74.6021500°W / 41.7581861; -74.6021500
Area less than one acre
Built 1922
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 98001620[1]
Added to NRHP January 15, 1999

B'nai Israel Synagogue is a historic synagogue on NY 52 in Woodbourne, Town of Fallsburg, Sullivan County, New York. The first rabbi of the synagogue was David Isaac Godlin (1868-1943). It was built in 1920 and is a two story building above a shallow concrete basement. It is a wood frame structure, three bays wide by four bays deep and surmounted by a steep gable roof with deep wooden cornice.[2]

In the Spring of 2010 Rabbi Mordechai Jungreis, Rebbe of the Nikolsburg Hasidic dynasty, renovated the synagogue and was appointed Rabbi of the synagogue. Rabbi Jungreis, who has a synagogue in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY has attracted a large following of Jews, specifically teenagers and young adults. The synagogue is to be used during the summer months, from Memorial day to Labor Day when Sullivan County sees a large influx of Jewish vacationers.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]

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