Congregation Adas Emuno (New Jersey)

Congregation Adas Emuno is a Reform Jewish congregation and synagogue in Leonia, Bergen County, New Jersey, in the United States.

Congregation Adas Emuno
Adas Emuno synagogue in 2013
AffiliationReform Judaism
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusSynagogue
LocationLeonia, Bergen County, New Jersey
CountryUnited States
Geographic coordinates40°51′35″N 73°59′23″W / 40.8596°N 73.9898°W / 40.8596; -73.9898
Date established1871 (as a congregation)
  • 1873 (in Hoboken)
  • 1883 (in Hoboken)
  • 1971 (in Leonia)

History edit

Former synagogue building at 637 Garden Street, Hoboken, built in 1883

The congregation was founded in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1871. They moved into a new synagogue in 1873, and received a donation of a Torah scroll at that time.[1] In 1883 they erected a small new synagogue building at 637 Garden Street, with a mix of Gothic Revival and Romanesque Revival styles. That building is the oldest synagogue building in New Jersey, though it was subsequently used for some years as a church, and is now a residential building.[2][3]

In 1971, the congregation moved to Leonia, to a brick building purchased from the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.[4]

Adas Emuno owns two cemeteries.[5] The older, smaller one is a small section of Hoboken Cemetery (but was originally part of the adjacent Flower Hill Cemetery). The larger, and slightly more recent cemetery is sited in North Arlington, NJ, across Belleville Turnpike from the Arlington Memorial Park. Adas Emuno may have been the first organization to use that cemetery, though many Jewish organizations opened additional sections within it afterwards. While the main gate for the cemetery shows Hebrew year 5669 (generally corresponding to 1909), there are gravestones dating as early as 1899 within the section.[citation needed]

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References edit

  1. ^ "The new synagogue of the young Congregation "Adas Emuno…"". The American Israelite. June 13, 1873. p. P6. Retrieved August 13, 2020 – via  .
  2. ^ Gordon, Mark W. (1996). "Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure: Update on United States Nineteenth Century Synagogues". American Jewish History. 84 (1) (2019 ed.): 11–27.
  3. ^ Greenagel, Frank L. (2001). The New Jersey Churchscape: Encountering Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Churches. Rutgers University Press. p. 93.
  4. ^ Karels, Carol (2002). Leonia. Arcadia Publishing. p. 69.
  5. ^ "Temple to mark 110th anniversary". The Record. October 27, 1981. p. 11. Retrieved August 13, 2020 – via  .

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