First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in WyomingThe first Permanent Jewish Synagogue in Wyoming was erected in 1915 by Cheyenne's Mt. Sinai Congregation. German Jewish merchants came to Cheyenne starting in 1867, organized but were unable to build a Synagogue. After 1900, with the arrival of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe it became possible to both organize and build. This Synagogue was replaced by one at 2610 Pioneer which was dedicated in 1949. Jewish settlement in Wyoming has been called the furthermost reaches of the Jewish Diaspora since it represented settlement far removed from the limitations that had been placed on Judaism in Germany and Russia. Jewish participation in the life of Cheyenne and Wyoming has made the slogan "The Equality State" more meaningful.
|Placed By||Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Wyoming State Historical Society, Mt. Sinai Congregation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 515118 N 4553809|
|Decimal Degrees||41.13545000, -104.81986667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 8.127', W 104° 49.192'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 8' 7.62" N, 104° 49' 11.52" W|
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|Area Code(s)||307, 712|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401 W 20th St, Cheyenne WY 82001, US|
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