Shaare Zedek Synagogue (University City, Missouri)

Shaare Zedek Synagogue was a Conservative synagogue located in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States. Founded in 1905, the synagogue merged with Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel synagogue in 2013 to become Kol Rinah.[1][2][3]

Shaare Zedek
AffiliationConservative Judaism (former)
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusSynagogue (1905–2013)
StatusClosed in 2013
(Merged with Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel)
LocationSt. Louis, Missouri
CountryUnited States
Date established1905 (as a congregation)

Shooting edit

On October 8, 1977, guests who attended a bar mitzvah were leaving Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel synagogue when white supremacist Joseph Paul Franklin began shooting at them, killing Gerald Gordon, and wounding Steven Goldman and William Ash.[4][5][6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Commemorate: Our history". Kol Rinah. Retrieved November 11, 2023.
  2. ^ "Jewish merger born of hardship". St. Louis Post Dispatch. St. Louis, Missouri. September 25, 2012.
  3. ^ "Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel and Shaare Zedek Synagogue". St. Louis Jewish Light. St. Louis, Missouri. January 2, 2013.
  4. ^ Fattel, Isabel (October 28, 2018). "A Brief History of Anti-Semitic Violence in America". The Atlantic. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  5. ^ Vitello, Paul (November 20, 2013). "White Supremacist Convicted of Several Murders Is Put to Death in Missouri". New York Times. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Green, David (October 28, 2018). "From Lynchings to Mass Shootings: The History of Deadly Attacks on Jews in America". Haaretz. Retrieved November 20, 2018.

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