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
Completed 1913
Construction cost $1,500
Direction of façade East
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
Congregation Knesseth Israel (Ellington, Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
Congregation Knesseth Israel (Ellington, Connecticut)
Congregation Knesseth Israel (Ellington, Connecticut) is located in the US
Congregation Knesseth Israel (Ellington, Connecticut)
Location 236 Pinney St. , Ellington, Connecticut
Area less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1913
Architect Dobkin, Leon
Architectural style Colonial Revival
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 Yiddish-speaking Jewish farmers from Russia and Eastern Europe.[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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