Congregation Adas Emuno (New Jersey)

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Congregation Adas Emuno is a Reform synagogue in Leonia, New Jersey.

Original building in Hoboken built in 1883

The congregation was founded in 1871 and erected a synagogue building in 1883 in Hoboken, New Jersey by German-Jewish immigrants.[1] The small building in a mix of Gothic and Romanesque styles, is now the oldest synagogue building still standing in New Jersey. The building was used for some years as a church, but is now a residential building.[1][2][3]

In 1974, the congregation moved to Leonia,[1] to a brick building on Broad Ave. purchased form the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.[4]

Adas Emuno owns two cemeteries. The older, smaller one is a small section of Hoboken Cemetery. The larger cemetery was opened by the congregation on its own land in North Arlington, NJ, across Belleville Turnpike from the main North Arlington burial grounds. It opened circa 1909 (the entrance shows Hebrew year 5669). Adas Emuno later sold a large part of the new cemetery to a coalition of Newark synagogues. Both cemeteries are very run down, but burials still take place in the newer one.

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  1. ^ a b c History, Synagogue website. Accessed March 27, 2009.
  2. ^ Mark W. Gordon, "Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure: Update on United States Nineteenth Century Synagogues", American Jewish History, 84.1 (1996) 11-27.
  3. ^ Frank L. Greenagel, The New Jersey Churchscape: Encountering Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Churches, Rutgers University Press, 2001, p. 93.
  4. ^ Carol Karels, Leonia, Arcadia Publishing, 2002, p. 69.

Coordinates: 40°51′35″N 73°59′23″W / 40.8596°N 73.9898°W / 40.8596; -73.9898