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Synagogues of Arizona


Los Angeles saves historic synagogue

Synagogues of Southern California


New Haven Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven web site includes photos of synagogues and much additional informaiton.


Congregation Mickve Israel
        Congregation Mickve Israel was founded by 42 Jews who arrived in Savannah, in the new colony of Georgia, on July 11, 1733.


Baltimore -- The Lloyd Street and Chizuk Amuno Synagogues
       Baltimore synagouges on the National Register of Historical Places are the 1845 Lloyd St. Synagogue and the nearby 1876 Chizuk Amuno Synagouge.The latter at 27 Lloyd St. in downtown Baltimore is now the home of an active congregation, the Bnai Israel Congregation (web site includes congregational information, synagouge histroy, architectural description and pictures).

New Jersey

Jewish Life in New Jersey  New Jersey Jewish News on 100 years of Jewish Life in New Jersey includes the story of six of the oldest synagouges in the state.

New Mexico

Synagogues of New Mexico

New York

NYC Landmarks Conservancy Honors Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue

Eldridge Street Synagogue

       The Eldridge Street Synagogue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan was completed in 1887. It is the first building designed and built to be a synagogue by the Jews from Eastern Europe.
       From the Brink of Death to Life Overflowing - New York Times profiles Eldridge Street Project restoration and programming.

Gomez House
        The Gomez Mill House was the home of pioneers, patriots, gentleman farmers, artists, writers, statesmen, craftsmen and preservationists for over 283 years. The house has been continually occupied since being built as a trading post by a Sephardic Jew searching for a life of freedom in the new world in 1714 and is therefore the oldest extant Jewish residence in North America. And, in this highly historic Hudson Valley of New York, the oldest house on the historic register in Orange County.

Long Island's Founding Jews:
        Although far apart, Sag Harbor and Glen Cove both had early Jewish communities.

New York: The Lower East Side Conservancy


The Society Hill Synagogue Historic Building

Rhode Island

Touro Synagogue

South Carolina

The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina' s Statewide Cemetery Survey Project
        Early in 2004, the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina embarked on a survey of burial places of South Carolina Jews. The goal of the project is to learn, who is buried in each cemetery, collect biographical information on those individuals, and organize and archive the findings so they can be readily accessed by descendents, historians, and researchers. More information on project is available in The Jewish Historical society of South Caroline Newsletter.(PDF file)


Synagogues of El Paso
Virtual Restoration of Small-town Synagogues in Texas
        This site provides multiple views of computer generated models of Texas synagogues created by Robert Davis, the site's founder. Some of the sites are navigable 3-D models and at least one has a sound clip. The computer images give a good idea of the dimensions and massing of the buildings and their spatial arrangements, but one loses a great amount of detail. For example, the model of the "clapboard-Moorish" synagogue of Corsicana looks much more solid and substantial than the real thing. Some of the detail, especially exterior siding, is visible in photos which are also posted. Information on Texas Jewish cemeteries is also provided at the site, including for many, lists of those buried. Despite shortcomings, this is most advanced and innovative website for synagogue architecture, and its a good introduction to vernacular American synagogue styles.

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Last updated: June 6, 2005