United Synagogue of Hoboken

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United Synagogue of Hoboken
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United Synagogue of Hoboken is located in Hudson County, New Jersey
United Synagogue of Hoboken
Location 115-117 Park Avenue, Hoboken, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′17″N 74°2′0″W / 40.73806°N 74.03333°W / 40.73806; -74.03333Coordinates: 40°44′17″N 74°2′0″W / 40.73806°N 74.03333°W / 40.73806; -74.03333
Area less than one acre
Built 1915
Architect Beyer, Max J.; Radner, Usdin and Taub
Architectural style Exotic Revival, Gothic Revival, Romanesque Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 08000563[1]
NJRHP # 4421
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 27, 2008
Designated NJRHP May 6, 2008

The United Synagogue of Hoboken is a Conservative synagogue in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, located "in the heart of the gentrified part of Hoboken."[2]

History[edit]

In 1946 The Hoboken Jewish Center and The Star of Israel Synagogue merged to form The United Synagogue of Hoboken.[2] Originally, Moses Montefiore Synagogue had been invited to join the merger, but it declined when it learned that there would be mixed seating for religious services.

Architecture[edit]

The 1915 building of the Congregation Star of Israel is among the oldest synagogue buildings in New Jersey. It was closed for two decades before being reopened in 1989. It continues in use by the congregation. A thorough external restoration was completed in 2009 with the assistance of a $280,000 matching grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust.[3] The synagogue is listed on both the NJ Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Anthony Weiss, "On the Jersey Waterfront, Jews Return, But Jewish Community Still Struggles", The Forward, April 24, 2009.
  3. ^ ISJM
  4. ^ United Synagogue of Hoboken added to National Register of Historic Places by Carly September 12, 2008 [1]

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