Congregation Knesseth Israel (Ellington, Connecticut)

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Congregation Knesseth Israel
ק"ק כנסת ישראל
Congregation Knesseth Israel.JPG
The synagogue building of Congregation Knesseth Israel
Basic information
Location Ellington, CT, USA
Geographic coordinates 41°53′50.5″N 72°28′46.5″W / 41.897361°N 72.479583°W / 41.897361; -72.479583
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Rite Ashkenazi
Year consecrated 1906
Status Active
Leadership Elias Friedman, President
Irving Bork, Vice-president
Irene Langley, Secretary
Louise Cohen, Treasurer
Architectural description
Architect(s) Leon Dobkin
Architectural type Synagogue
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Direction of façade East
Completed 1913
Construction cost $1,500
Length 30 feet (9.1 m)
Width 40 feet (12 m)
Materials wood
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Added to NRHP: 1995
NRHP Reference No. 95000862
Knesseth Israel Synagogue
Location 236 Pinney St. , Ellington, Connecticut
Area less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1913
Architect Dobkin, Leon
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Historic Synagogues of Connecticut MPS
NRHP Reference # 95000862[1]
Added to NRHP July 21, 1995

Congregation Knesseth Israel is a Modern Orthodox synagogue located at 236 Pinney Street in Ellington, Connecticut.

The congregation was founded in 1906 by a group of Jewish farmers.[2]

The synagogue building, known as Knesseth Israel Synagogue was built in 1913 at the corner of Middle Rd. and Abbott Rd. in Ellington.[2] It was built in the Colonial Revival Style partly with funds from the philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch's Jewish Colonization Association.[3] In the 1954 the building was moved to its present location at 236 Pinney St.[4]

The building was designed by Leon Dobkin.[1][4] It was covered in a 1995 multiple property submission study of many synagogues in Connecticut, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[5]

In addition to the synagogue, the congregation maintains an Orthodox Jewish cemetery within the larger Ellington Cemetery.[6][7]

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