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Historical NameChizuk Amuno Synagogue

Year Built1875
Building TypeSynagogue

Address27-35 Lloyd Street

Current NameB'nai Israel Synagogue

Name of Builder 1HenryBurck

Name of Builder 2

Name of Builder 3

ListingNRHP, 4/19/78

Baltimore Neighborhood Historic Survey, 1976

DescriptionA three story subdued Victorian Gothic structure that merges Romanesque and Moorish

elements with traditional Jewish symbols. The design is based on that of the Schieff

Congregation in Vienna. It's interior is practically unchanged since the day it was built. The

exterior is unaltered. The main sanctuary occupies the second and third floors.

StyleVictorian Gothic

BibliographyGoldman, Israel M., 1978. "The Second Oldest Existing Synagogue Building in Baltimore ---The

chizuk amuno Synagogue on Lloyd and Lombard Street," Generations, 1 (Dec. '78), 33-44.

Fishman, Bernard, 1988. "Henry Berge, The Forgotten Architect of the B'nai Israel

Synagogue," Generation (Spring); 8-9. [B'nai Israel Synagogue, Chizuk Amuno, Lloyd Street


"What Every Jew Has in Common: History," Jewish Historical Society of Maryland, Inc.:

(brochure). [Lloyd Street Synagogue, B'nai Israel Synagogue]

Fishman, Bernard, 1986: "To the new Jewish Heritage Center," Generations. (Fall 1986)

[B'nai Israel Synagogue]

SignificanceThe history of this structure is associated with two congregations one of which (B'nai Israel)

still uses the building. The founding congregation, Chizuk Amuno, was one of the first

congregations of Conservative Judaism in America. It is Baltimore's oldest synagogue building

in continuous use.

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