List of synagogues in the United States
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This is a list of notable synagogues in the United States.
- 1 By state and territory
- 1.1 Alabama
- 1.2 Alaska
- 1.3 Arizona
- 1.4 Arkansas
- 1.5 California
- 1.6 Colorado
- 1.7 Connecticut
- 1.8 Delaware
- 1.9 District of Columbia
- 1.10 Florida
- 1.11 Georgia
- 1.12 Hawaii
- 1.13 Idaho
- 1.14 Illinois
- 1.15 Indiana
- 1.16 Iowa
- 1.17 Kansas
- 1.18 Kentucky
- 1.19 Louisiana
- 1.20 Maine
- 1.21 Maryland
- 1.22 Massachusetts
- 1.23 Michigan
- 1.24 Missouri
- 1.25 Minnesota
- 1.26 Mississippi
- 1.27 Montana
- 1.28 Nebraska
- 1.29 Nevada
- 1.30 New Hampshire
- 1.31 New Jersey
- 1.32 New Mexico
- 1.33 New York
- 1.34 North Carolina
- 1.35 North Dakota
- 1.36 Ohio
- 1.37 Oklahoma
- 1.38 Oregon
- 1.39 Pennsylvania
- 1.40 Puerto Rico
- 1.41 Rhode Island
- 1.42 South Carolina
- 1.43 South Dakota
- 1.44 Tennessee
- 1.45 Texas
- 1.46 Utah
- 1.47 Vermont
- 1.48 Virginia
- 1.49 Virgin Islands (USA)
- 1.50 Washington
- 1.51 West Virginia
- 1.52 Wisconsin
- 1.53 Wyoming
- 2 See also
- 3 References
By state and territory
(then by town or other locality)
- Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem, Montgomery
- Ahavas Chesed, Mobile, Alabama
- Mayim Chayim Congregation, Daphne, Alabama
- Beth El Shaddai, Bessemer, Alabama
- Temple Beth-El, Birmingham
- Temple Beth-El, Anniston
- Beth Israel Bayou La Batre, Alabama
- Beth Israel Congregation, Gadsden
- Beth Shalom Congregation, Auburn, Alabama
- Etz Chayim, Huntsville, Alabama
- Temple Bnai Israel, Florence, Alabama
- Temple Emanu-El, Dothan, Alabama
- Temple Mishkan Israel, Selma, Alabama
- Temple Beth Or, Montgomery
- B'nai Jeshurun, Demopolis
- Temple B'nai Sholom, Huntsville
- Temple Emanu-El, Birmingham
- Temple Emanu-El, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Beth Hallel, Birmingham (a Messianic Jewish congregation)
- Knesseth Israel, Mountain Brook (suburb of Birmingham)
- Sha’arai Shomayim Congregation, Mobile
- Or HaTzafon Congregation, Fairbanks, Alaska
- Sukkat Shalom Congregation, Juneau, Alaska
- Beth Sholom Congregation, Anchorage, Alaska
- Congregation Beth Israel (Scottsdale, Arizona)
- Temple Emanu-El (Tucson)
- Jewish History Museum (Tucson), in the oldest synagogue in the state
- in Los Angeles
- Beth Chayim Chadashim
- Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock
- Breed Street Shul
- Temple Israel of Hollywood
- Congregation Ner Tamid
- Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel
- Sinai Temple (Los Angeles, California)
- Stephen S. Wise Temple
- Valley Beth Shalom
- Wilshire Boulevard Temple
- in San Francisco
- Congregation Beth Israel-Judea
- Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
- Bush Street Temple
- Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco, California)
- Congregation Sherith Israel (San Francisco, California)
- Congregation Beth Israel (Berkeley, California)
- Temple Beth Israel (Fresno, California)
- Congregation Beth Israel (San Diego, California)
- Congregation B'nai Israel (Sacramento, California)
- Congregation B'nai Israel (Daly City, California)
- Temple Israel (Stockton, California)
- Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
- Rodef Sholom (San Rafael, California)
- Temple Sinai (Oakland, California)
- Congregation Beth Am (Los Altos Hills, California)
- Achavath Achim Synagogue
- Agudath Sholem Synagogue
- Ahavas Sholem Synagogue
- Anshei Israel Synagogue
- Congregation B'nai Israel (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
- Temple Beth Israel (Hartford, Connecticut)
- Congregation Beth Israel (West Hartford, Connecticut)
- Beth Israel Synagogue (New Haven, Connecticut)
- Beth Israel Synagogue (Norwalk, Connecticut)
- Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek
- Congregation B'nai Jacob (Woodbridge, Connecticut)
- Congregation Knesseth Israel (Ellington, Connecticut)
- Congregation Mishkan Israel
- Ohev Sholem Synagogue
- Tephereth Israel Synagogue
- Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth in Wilmington, Delaware is the oldest congregation in the state.
District of Columbia
- Washington Hebrew Congregation, founded in 1852
- Adas Israel Congregation, founded in 1869
- Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue, formerly Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah, formed in 1958 as a merger between Ohev Sholom Congregation, founded as Chai Adon Congregation in 1886, and Talmud Torah Congregation, founded in 1889
- Kesher Israel Congregation, the Georgetown Synagogue, founded in 1911
- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, rededicated in 2004, housed in the building that served Adas Israel Congregation between 1908 and 1951
- Bet Shira Congregation, Miami
- Ahavath Chesed in Jacksonville, and Temple Beth-El in Pensacola each has claims to being the oldest Jewish congregation in Florida. The Jacksonville congregation was meeting for prayer by 1867, but appears to have incorporated later than Pensacola which dedicated its first building in 1876, well before Jacksonville's 1882 building.
- The United Hebrews of Ocala building built in 1888 may be the oldest Florida synagogue building still standing.
- Temple Ahavat Shalom, Palm Harbor, FL
- Beth Hallel, Roswell (a Messianic Jewish congregation)
- Congregation B'nai Torah of Sandy Springs, Georgia held its first services in 1981
- Congregation Mickve Israel of Savannah, Georgia was organized in 1733.
- Ahavath Beth Israel, Boise, Idaho (1896). The synagogue was built for Beth Israel (founded 1895). In the 1980s, the congregation was formed as a merger of Congregation Beth Israel and Ahavath Israel (founded 1912).
- KAM Isaiah Israel merged several older congregations in Chicago, the oldest of which - Kehillat Anshe Maarav - was founded in 1047.
- Emanuel Congregation in Chicago, IL was founded in 1880, located in the Edgewater neighborhood since 1956.
- Temple Judah (Reform) (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
- B'nai Israel Synagogue (Council Bluffs, Iowa)
- Temple Emanuel of Davenport was formed as B’Nai Israel Congregation on October 21, 1861. It is Iowa's oldest Jewish congregation still in existence.
- B'nai Israel Congregation (defunct) (Keokuck, Iowa)was the first permanent Jewish house of worship in Iowa. In 1855 the Jewish population in Keokuk grew large enough to form a Minyan, and Congregation B’nai Israel ( Children of Israel) was formed. The congregation initially rented space for religious worship at the corner of Main and 7th streets. A permanent synagogue was constructed at 8th and Blondeau streets in 1877. The building was sold, in 1938, to the Keokuk Gospel Center. In 1957 it was torn down.
- Congregation Anshe Izchak (defunct) (Burlington, Iowa) was organized in 1902 for the purpose of "the promotion of the Jewish Orthodox religion." The congregation bought an old school building from St. Johns Parochial school at 617 Division Street between 6th and 7th Streets.
- B'nai Jacob Synagogue (Ottumwa, Iowa)
- B'Nai Israel (defunct) (Centerville, Iowa) was organized in 1892, and that same year land was purchased for a cemetery. The synagogue was built in 1894, and in the 1980s what remained of the congregation disbanded and the building was sold.
- B'nai Moses Congregation (defunct) (Muscatine, Iowa) was established in 1890 as the Congregation of Israel of Moses Meier. A number of their records are presently held by the American Jewish Historical Society.
- The 1872 building of Congregation Bikur Cholim in Donaldsonville, Louisiana is the oldest in the state.
- Congregation Bet Ha'am, South Portland, Maine
- Etz Chaim Synagogue, Portland, Maine
- Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland, Maine
- Temple Beth El, Portland, Maine
- Congregation Or Chadash, Damascus, Maryland
- B'er Chayim Temple, Cumberland, Maryland
- Ohev Shalom Talmud Torah Congregation of Olney, Olney, Maryland
- Beth Am, Reservoir Hill, Baltimore City, Maryland
- Adams Street Shul, Newton, Massachusetts
- Ahavath Torah (Stoughton, Massachusetts)
- Beth Israel Synagogue (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
- Congregation Beth Israel (Worcester, Massachusetts)
- Shaarai Torah Synagogue (Worcester, Massachusetts)
- Temple Emanuel Sinai (Worcester, Massachusetts)
- Temple Israel (Boston, Massachusetts)
- The Vilna Shul, Boston, Massachusetts
- Temple Emanuel, Grand Rapids, oldest extant synagogue building (1882), congregation founded in 1857 (fifth oldest in the U.S.)
- Temple Israel, West Bloomfield
- Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Township
- United Hebrew Congregation, 1837, is the oldest congregation in Missouri and west of the Mississippi River.
- Congregation Shaare Emeth (Creve Coeur, Missouri), 1869.
- Congregation B'nai Amoona (Creve Coeur, Missouri), 1882.
- Temple Beth El, Jefferson City, Continuous operation in the same location and building since 1883.
- Congregation Temple Israel (Creve Coeur, Missouri), 1886.
- Temple Adath Israel (Cleveland, Mississippi)
- Congregation Beth Israel (Meridian, Mississippi)
- Beth Israel Congregation (Jackson, Mississippi)
- Gemiluth Chessed (Port Gibson, Mississippi)
- Temple B'nai Shalom (Brookhaven, Mississippi)
- Temple Emanu-El (Helena, Montana), built 1891, first and oldest synagogue in Montana, building now converted to other uses.
- Ahavas Torah Center, Henderson, Nevada
- Chabad Jewish Center of Las Vegas, Nevada
- Midbar Kodesh Temple Henderson, Nevada
- Shirat Shalom Congregation, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Temple Beth Or, Reno, Nevada
- Temple Beth Knesset Bamidbar, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Temple Beth Sholom, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Temple Emanu-El, Reno, Nevada
- Temple Sinai, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Temple Sinai, Reno, Nevada
- Young Israel Aish of Las Vegas, Nevada
- Temple Adath Yeshurun of Manchester, founded in 1891, is the oldest synagogue in New Hampshire.
- Congregation Albert, founded in 1897, is the oldest continuing Jewish organization in New Mexico.
- Agudas Achim Synagogue, Livingston Manor, NY
- Anshei Glen Wild Synagogue, Sullivan County, NY
- B'nai Israel Synagogue (Woodbourne, New York)
- B'nai Jeshurun (Manhattan, New York)
- Beth Joseph Synagogue, Tupper Lake, NY
- Chevro Ahavath Zion Synagogue, Monticello, NY
- Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue, Fleischmanns, NY
- Congregation Emanu-El of New York, Manhattan, NY
- Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, Manhattan, NY
- Central Synagogue, Manhattan, NY
- Congregation Shaare Zedek (New York City)
- Congregation Shaare Zion, Brooklyn, NY
- Congregation Tifereth Israel (Glen Cove, New York)
- Congregation Tifereth Israel Synagogue, Greenport, NY
- Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Manhattan, NY
- Midway Jewish Center, Syosset, NY
- North Country Reform Temple, Glen Cove, NY
- Park Avenue Synagogue, Manhattan, NY
- Park East Synagogue, Manhattan, NY
- Temple Beth Zion, Buffalo, NY
- Temple Shaaray Tefila, Manhattan,NY
- Temple Society of Concord, Syracuse, NY
- Congregation Darech Amuno, Greenwich Village Manhattan NY 10014
- B'nai Israel Synagogue and Montefiore Cemetery, Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Temple Beth El, Fargo, North Dakota
- Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple (Beachwood)
- Oheb Zedek-Cedar Sinai Synagogue (Lyndhurst)
- Park Synagogue (Cleveland Heights)
- The Rockdale Temple (1824), originally known as K.K. Bene Israel in Cincinnati, is the oldest congregation west of the Allegheny Mountains and the second oldest Ashkenazi congregation in the United States.
- Sherith Israel Temple, also in Cincinnati (1860) is the oldest synagogue structure west of the Alleghenies.
- Temple Tifereth-Israel (Beachwood)
- Temple Emeth, in Ardmore was the oldest known Jewish congregation in Oklahoma. Founded prior to statehood, they acquired their first building in 1912. The congregation disbanded in 2004.
- Temple B'nai Israel was formed in May 1903 in Oklahoma City, making it the oldest active congregation in Oklahoma.
- Congregation Mikveh Israel, congregation founded in 1740s in Philadelphia
- Congregation Kehillas B'nai Shalom (Bucks County)
- Congregation Rodeph Shalom, on the NRHP
- Beth Shalom Congregation, Synagogue building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
- Kesher Israel Congregation, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron-Ezras Israel, Oldest active South Philadelphia rowhouse shul
- Sha'are Zedeck, built in 1952, is the oldest synagogue in Puerto Rico.
- Temple Beth Shalom, built 1967, is the Reform Synagogue in Puerto Rico
- Sons of Jacob Synagogue, Providence, Rhode Island
- Temple Beth-El (Providence, Rhode Island)
- Touro Synagogue, Newport, Rhode Island, is the oldest surviving synagogue in North America.
- Congregation Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, Charleston, South Carolina
- Temple Beth Elohim (Georgetown, South Carolina)
- Beth Israel Congregation (Beaufort, South Carolina)
- Beth Israel Congregation (Florence, South Carolina)
- House of Peace Synagogue, Columbia, South Carolina
- Temple Sinai (Sumter, South Carolina)
- Mount Zion Congregation, Sioux Falls, possibly the oldest congregation, ca. 1903.
- Synagogue of the Hills, Rapid City, South Dakota
- Bnai Isaac Congregation, Aberdeen, South Dakota
- Temple Adas Israel (Brownsville, Tennessee)
- Baron Hirsch Synagogue, Memphis, Tennessee
- Temple Israel (Memphis, Tennessee)
- Mizpah Congregation, Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Congregation Ohabai Sholom (Nashville, Tennessee)
- Congregation Sherith Israel (Nashville, Tennessee)
- Temple B'Nai Israel, Jackson, Tennessee
- Congregation Agudas Achim - San Antonio, Texas, conservative synagogue founded in 1889.
- B'nai Abraham Synagogue, Brenham, Brenham, Texas Congregation founded in 1885.
- The 1870 building of Congregation B'nai Israel (Galveston, Texas), is the oldest synagogue building.
- Temple Beth Israel (Houston, Texas), founded in 1854, is the oldest congregation in the state.
- Congregation Beth Yeshurun (Houston, Texas) is one of the largest Conservative synagogues in the world.
- Temple Sinai (Houston, Texas), was the first Reform Synagogue to be established in West Houston.
Virgin Islands (USA)
Temple Beth Am in Seattle WA
- Congregation Beth Israel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
- Gates of Heaven Synagogue (Madison, Wisconsin)
- Temple Beth El (Madison, Wisconsin)
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