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CityNew YorkStateNY

Historical NameCongregation K'hal Adath Jershurun

Year Built1887
Building TypeSynagogue

Address12-16 Eldridge Street

Current NameEldridge Street Synagogue

Name of Builder 1Herter BrothersCompany

Name of Builder 2

Name of Builder 3

ListingNRHP, 3/28/80

New York City Landmark, 7/8/80

DescriptionLocated on a side street of low buildings, the synagogue as an imposing presence. The exterior

facade mixes Moorish, Gothic, and Romanesque elements with stained glass windows. The

synagogue's most remarkable feature is its immense sanctuary.



SignificanceThis was the first major synagogue established on the Lower East Side by the Orthodox Eastern

European Ashkenazi Jews. Closed in the 1930's and reopened in the 1970's when the

congregation formed a preservation committee and established plans for the restoration of its


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