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Name United Synagogue of Hoboken
Details 115 Park Avenue. Founded 1947.

Temple built by Star of Israel Congregation in 1915.

2012: http://www.hobokensynagogue.org/history.php

The United Synagogue of Hoboken was organized in 1947 through the union of the Hoboken Jewish Center -- founded in the 1920's as a Conservative congregation -- and the Congregation Star of Israel -- organized in 1910 as an Orthodox congregation.

The Hoboken Jewish Center was established by former members of the Star of Israel seeking a more liberal environment in the then-emerging Conservative movement. They purchased, occupied, and renovated a circa-1890 brown stone residence at 830 Hudson Street, adding a 120-seat sanctuary, gymnasium, and offices; and upstairs residences, occupied by the rabbi and the rabbi's family, a Learning Center teacher, and, at times, a caretaker.

In the 1940's and '50s, the upper floors were used as Hebrew School classrooms. From 1947 until 1997, 830 Hudson Street served as the United Synagogue of Hoboken's office, social and educational center, and rabbinical residence.

The Star of Israel Congregation built and occupied in 1915 a beautiful sanctuary and social hall at 115 Park Avenue. The building exemplifies traditional European 19th century synagogue architecture and sanctuary design. Its classic lines, extraordinary acoustic qualities, historic wood, murals, and stained glass finishes offer members and visitors a truly beautiful and inspiring place for prayer, study and celebration. In the 1960's and '70s, the building was only used for High Holy Day services, as Shabbat services and most community functions were held at 830 Hudson Street.
Number of Archive records 5.0
Number of Object records 1.0
Number of Library records 3.0
Number of Photo records 3.0

Associated Records

Image of The First 100 Years. United Synagogue of Hoboken. Centennial Gala, November 19, 2005. - Program

The First 100 Years. United Synagogue of Hoboken. Centennial Gala, November 19, 2005. - Program

The First 100 Years. United Synagogue of Hoboken. Centennial Gala, November 19, 2005. Softcover book, 6" x 9" high. 100 pp., illustrated. Two copies. Program which includes history of temple and members as wll as modern activities including events of the centennial era.

Image of Digital images of Special Supplement, 100th Anniversary of Hoboken & American Jewish Centenary; The Jewish Standard, Friday, March 18, 1955, pages 9-14 only. - Newspaper

Digital images of Special Supplement, 100th Anniversary of Hoboken & American Jewish Centenary; The Jewish Standard, Friday, March 18, 1955, pages 9-14 only. - Newspaper

Digital images of Special Supplement, 100th Anniversary of Hoboken & American Jewish Centenary; The Jewish Standard, Friday, March 18, 1955, pages 9-14 only. Original leaves 11-1/2" x 16" high. Articles include: page 10 Kupper Bier, Jewish Pioneer of Hoboken, Lived to Age of 110. Photo of Bier at White House with Calvin Coolidge. Died 1926. 1915 photo of the Jewish pioneers of Hoboken, members of the Board of Trustees of the Star of Israel Synagogue which later merged with the United Synagogue which in 1955 was at 115 Park Ave. The men are not named. page 11 Article by Moe Aronsberg: Recall Jewish Life in Early Days of Hoboken. History of Growth of Jewish Community. This articl

Image of Program, tickets: Secret Gardens Tour, HHM, June 5, 2011. - Program

Program, tickets: Secret Gardens Tour, HHM, June 5, 2011. - Program

Program: Hoboken Historical Museum Presents Secret Gardens, Sponsored by Hufnagel Landscaping, Inc. Sunday June 5, 2011. 9 am to 4 pm. Supported by: The Hoboken Garden Club. Printed glossy paper covers, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" wid; 24 pp. Two copies. PDF on file. With: two tickets, unused. Page images and PDF are printer's spreads. Locations: 1309 Garden St. 1102 Bloomfield St. 1123 Washington St. 929 Washington St. 160 Tenth St. 917 Park Ave. 130 Garden St. 127 Bloomfield St. 115 Park Ave. (United Synagogue) Eleventh St. between Park Ave. & Washington St.

Image of Flier: United Synagogue of Hoboken. Celebrate Our Home. 100 Years. May 15-17, 2015 (5775). - Flier

Flier: United Synagogue of Hoboken. Celebrate Our Home. 100 Years. May 15-17, 2015 (5775). - Flier

Flier: United Synagogue of Hoboken. Celebrate Our Home. 100 Years. May 15-17, 2015 (5775). Color printed paper, 8-1/2" x 11" high. Text is in notes. ---- handbill / anniversaries / centennial / ceremonies / Jewish religion / hebrew /

Image of Hoboken, New Jersey: Mile Square City Puzzle/Poster Set. Edition sponsored by the United Synagogue of Hoboken, 1992. - Puzzle

Hoboken, New Jersey: Mile Square City Puzzle/Poster Set. Edition sponsored by the United Synagogue of Hoboken, 1992. - Puzzle

Hoboken, New Jersey: Mile Square City Puzzle/Poster Set. Edition sponsored by the United Synagogue of Hoboken, 1992. Two items: a 19" long x 3" diameter cardboard tube with an estimated 500-piece jigsaw puzzle; a copy of the map poster which is the puzzle artwork, size, 18" high x 26-1/2" wide. Puzzle is not assembled and is in the tube. It's finished size is presumed to be the same as the poster. The poster has been removed from the tube and is stored separately in flat file storage.

Image of Portrait of a Mile Square City: Stories from Hoboken. - Book

Portrait of a Mile Square City: Stories from Hoboken. - Book

Portrait of a Mile Square City: Stories from Hoboken. By David Plakke. With an Introduction by Jim Hans. Edited by Janise Yntema. [Hoboken: Art Ink Press, copyright 1991. Produced by Oculus and Art Ink.] Printing not indicated, probably first thus. Oblong softcover, 5-1/2" high x 8-1/2" wide. Pp. [4], iv, [2], 1-98, [1]. Photo illustrated. Photographs of people and places in Hoboken. Generally a full page photo with a page of text that was transcribed and edited from an interview with the subject or a person related to the location. Photographs and interviews were done in the spring, summer and fall of 1991 (which may make the likely publication issue date to be 1992 or 1993.) This tit

Image of Portrait of a Mile Square City: Stories from Hoboken. - Book

Portrait of a Mile Square City: Stories from Hoboken. - Book

Portrait of a Mile Square City: Stories from Hoboken. By David Plakke. With an Introduction by Jim Hans. Edited by Janise Yntema. [Hoboken: Art Ink Press, copyright 1991. Produced by Oculus and Art Ink.] Printing not indicated, probably first thus. Oblong softcover, 5-1/2" high x 8-1/2" wide. Pp. [4], iv, [2], 1-98, [1]. Photo illustrated. Bookseller's barcode label on back cover with ISBN (number is not printed anywhere else in book.) Photographs of people and places in Hoboken. Generally a full page photo with a page of text that was transcribed and edited from an interview with the subject or a person related to the location. Photographs and interviews were done in the spring, summer an

Image of Portrait of a Mile Square City: Stories from Hoboken. Signed. - Book

Portrait of a Mile Square City: Stories from Hoboken. Signed. - Book

Portrait of a Mile Square City: Stories from Hoboken. By David Plakke. With an Introduction by Jim Hans. Edited by Janise Yntema. [Hoboken: Art Ink Press, copyright 1991. Produced by Oculus and Art Ink.] Printing not indicated, probably first thus; signed by the author on pg [1]. Oblong softcover, 5-1/2" high x 8-1/2" wide. Pp. [4], iv, [2], 1-98, [1]. Photo illustrated. Photographs of people and places in Hoboken. Generally a full page photo with a page of text that was transcribed and edited from an interview with the subject or a person related to the location. Photographs and interviews were done in the spring, summer and fall of 1991 (which may make the likely publication issue date

Image of Digital images, 4, of United Synagogue of Hoboken, Hoboken, August 8, 2004. - Photograph

Digital images, 4, of United Synagogue of Hoboken, Hoboken, August 8, 2004. - Photograph

Digital images, 4, of the exterior of the United Synagogue of Hoboken, 115 Park Avenue, Hoboken, August 8, 2004. Photographs taken by Robert Foster. Archived on disk. Image caption numbers are camera file image numbers.

Image of Sepia-tone photo of exterior construction of Star of Israel Congregation synagogue, 115 Park Ave., Hoboken, n.d., probably late 1914 or early 1915. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of exterior construction of Star of Israel Congregation synagogue, 115 Park Ave., Hoboken, n.d., probably late 1914 or early 1915. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of exterior construction of Star of Israel Congregation synagogue, 115 Park Avenue, Hoboken, no date, probably late 1914 or early 1915. 7-1/2" wide x 9-1/4" high print on 12" x 14" photographer's mount. Photograph taken by Conrad Magnus, Photo Artist, Hoboken, N.J. (blind emboss in lower right border.) Reverse is blank. This temple is presently the home of the United Synagogue of Hoboken.

Image of B+W photo of view north on Park Ave. between 1st & 2nd Sts.; United Synagogue of Hoboken, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1965-1969. - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of view north on Park Ave. between 1st & 2nd Sts.; United Synagogue of Hoboken, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1965-1969. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photo of view north on Park Avenue between First and Second Streets; United Synagogue of Hoboken, Hoboken, no date, circa 1967-1968. 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" wide print. Photograph taken by donor Jack O'Brien (but not so marked.) Reverse has modern ink notations by O'Brien as recorded below. A view that runs to Church Square Park at Fourth St. (trees.) Detail 1: exterior of United Synagogue, 115 Park Avenue. Detail 2: police car (Hoboken Police Department?) O'Brien notes on the back: 1st Park Ave, Jewish Synagogue ---- This photo is in a group of 23 in this accession which are the same size prints and apparently taken during the same period; none are dated, but autom