Congregation Beth Israel (Brooklyn)

Congregation Beth Israel, is a former Jewish congregation and synagogue, located at 203 East 37th Street, in East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, New York in the United States.

Congregation Beth Israel
The former synagogue in 2012
Ecclesiastical or organisational status
  • Closed (as a synagogue);
  • Repurposed (as a church)
Location203 East 37th Street, East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
CountryUnited States
Congregation Beth Israel (Brooklyn) is located in New York City
Congregation Beth Israel (Brooklyn)
Location of the former synagogue in New York City
Geographic coordinates40°39′8″N 73°56′35″W / 40.65222°N 73.94306°W / 40.65222; -73.94306
Architect(s)Peter Millman
TypeSynagogue architecture
Congregation Beth Israel
Arealess than one acre
NRHP reference No.09000256
Added to NRHPApril 30, 2009



The synagogue building was erected in 1928.

The congregation membership declined with the migration of the local Jewish populace to wealthier areas of Brooklyn and to the suburbs. The synagogue building became defunct c. 1970, and the congregation sold its building to Mt. Zion Church of God 7th Day at that time.

The former synagogue building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1] It is a two-story rectangular structure of buff brick, with Romanesque Revival and Neoclassical style elements. It has a tripartite front façade with round arch windows. It features the Star of David on the front fence, the stained glass windows, pews, and plaster work.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places". WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 4/27/09 THROUGH 5/01/09. National Park Service. May 8, 2009.
  2. ^ Howe, Kathleen A. (September 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:Congregation Beth Israel". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2011. See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived from the original on October 19, 2012.