Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Iyyar 17, 5776

Congregation Kesher Israel

412 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Set in the Society Hill neighborhood, Congregation Kesher Israel stands as a premier example of the quintessential American synagogue.

The structure is found in one of the most historic areas of the Country, in the heart of almost one thousand original 18th century homes. Built as the Universalist Church in 1796 and converted into an immigrant Eastern European synagogue in 1889, this historic house of prayer has seen history march past and through its doors.

In more recent years, the synagogue has undergone a renaissance. In 1998, the building was proudly re-dedicated by a new generation of Jews who hold dear those values that were so meaningful to generations of long ago. Very recently, new refurbishments were added to the beauty of the sanctuary.

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