Magen David Synagogue (Brooklyn)

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Magen David Synagogue
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Magen David Synagogue, September 2013
Magen David Synagogue (Brooklyn) is located in New York
Magen David Synagogue (Brooklyn)
Magen David Synagogue (Brooklyn) is located in the US
Magen David Synagogue (Brooklyn)
Location 2017 67th St., Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates 40°36′54″N 73°59′12″W / 40.61500°N 73.98667°W / 40.61500; -73.98667Coordinates: 40°36′54″N 73°59′12″W / 40.61500°N 73.98667°W / 40.61500; -73.98667
Area less than one acre
Built 1920 (1920)-1921
Architect Courland, Maurice
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 04000293[1]
Added to NRHP April 15, 2004

Congregation Magen David Synagogue is a historic Sephardic Syrian-Jewish synagogue located in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Erected in 1920-1921, the synagogue was at its height of popularity during the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s. The synagogue is still in continual use for daily and Shabbat prayers. It is a two-story, Romanesque Revival style brick building on a raised basement. It features a variety of brick designs and stone details, round arched windows, and a red terra cotta clad tile roof.[2]:3, 11

In 2001, the building was declared a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. By 2004, the building was certified and listed with the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2015-12-01.  Note: This includes Kathy Howe (September 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Magen David Synagogue" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-12-01.  See also: "Accompanying photos".