Congregation of Israel - 1884

Congregation of Israel - 1884 (HMRA0)

Location: Omaha, NE 68102 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 15.405', W 95° 56.786'

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Jews have been part of Nebraska's social, economic and political life since the mid 1800's. It was not until 1871 that the small Jewish community in Omaha grew large enough to organize and formally found Congregation of Israel.

On Sept. 9, 1884, Congregation of Israel, dedicated the first permanent Jewish house of worship in the State of Nebraska, near this site, at 2320 Harney Str. In 1908, the growing congregation built and moved to a new house of worship at Park Ave. & Jackson Sts. The Byzantine styled synagogue was designed by the renowned Omaha architect, John Latenser. Congregation of Israel formally changed its name to Temple Israel in 1945. The Jackson St. building was sold in 1951 to St. John's Greek Orthodox Church.

Congregation of Israel affirmed the American principles of freedom of religion and assembly.
HM NumberHMRA0
Year Placed2008
Placed ByCity of Omaha, Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Nebraska Jewish Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 253150 N 4571446
Decimal Degrees41.25675000, -95.94643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.405', W 95° 56.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 24.30" N, 95° 56' 47.16" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2314-2398 Harney St, Omaha NE 68102, US
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