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The first known minyan occurred in St. Louis on September 12, 1836 or the first day of Tishri, in the Jewish year 5597 known as Rosh Hashannah. A room was rented over Max's Grocery and Restaurant, on the corner of Second and Spruce Streets (now occupied by the St. Louis Arch Grounds). On October 3, 1841 the first Jewish congregation, United Hebrew Congregation was formed. The congregation was also known as the Polish Congregation, strictly an Orthodox congregation. First place was rented at Broadway and Locust. Later, moved to the Masonic Hall on First and Market Streets. Initial purposes included the establishment of a cemetery.1

From 1841 to now, Congregations have been created to satisfy the needs of a particular group. Many of these Congregations are known through various sources. Unfortunately, for many of these Congregations all we know is very little. If you can add information about a Congregation (including one not listed) please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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St. Louis Metropolitan Congregations:

  1. Adas Bnai Israel (1930)2
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1930 Adath Bnei Israel
        1930 Congregation Adass Bnai Yiswel
    • Addresses:
      • 1930 5596 Ridge Ave.
  2. Agudas Achim Congregation (United Brothers Congregation) (1903-1986) - Orthodox

    Earliest known minyan in E. St. Louis gathered for Rosh Hashana in 1903 in the Livingston Building at 408 East Broadway.
    In 1906, the East St. Louis Zionist Congregation was organized
    In 1909, the East St. Louis Hebrew Association secured a charter of incorporation.
    In 1910, the organization changed its name to the East St. Louis Hebrew Congregation and purchased a two-story building at 736 North Seventh St.
    In 1916, renamed as "Agudas Achim Congregation" and built a new synagogue at 9th and Pennsylvania. The synagogue had a membership of 125 people.
    In 1962, the building at Ninth and Pennsylvania ws sold. A new synagogue was built at 425 North Eighty Eighth Street in E. St. Louis
    The building was sold in 1986 to the Mount Zion Baptist Congregation when membership had declined. This effectively signalled the end of the Jewish Community in E. St. Louis. Some remaining members attended the Belleville, IL synagogue.1

  3. Agudas Israel of St. Louis - Orthodox

    8202 Delmar Blvd. ; St. Louis, MO 63124 ; 314.863.8978 ; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Rabbi Menachem Greenblatt

    "Agudas Israel of St Louis is an Orthodox congregation in the heart of University City.

    Agudas Israel offers Torah study, classes in Talmud, Jewish law and Bible with a DafYomi (page of Talmud a day) class and classes for women and children. A women's division sponsors social and family activities.

    Agudas Israel currently houses the St Louis Kollel/Institute for Advanced Talmudic Research."1

  4. Ahabath Achim (1930)2
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1930 Congregation Ahabath Achim
    • Addresses:
      • 1930 1385 Goodfellow Ave.
  5. Ahawas Achim Anshel Rumania (1908-1920)2 - Orthodox
    Earliest known existence is from the 1908 city directory which indicates this congregation was probably formed in 1907.
    • Addresses:
      • 1908-1909 19th and Wash
      • 1910-1911 1007 19th
      • 1912-1916 1015 N 19th
      • 1920 1017 N 19th
    • Rabbis and Congregational Leaders:
      • 1908-1909 Rev. Solomon Susskind, reader
      • 1912-1916 Rabbi Benjamin Segal
      • 1920 Rabbi B. Abramowitz
  6. Anshei S'fard - Orthodox

    Was in existence as early as 1889.

  7. Anshei Woliner (1899-1901)2 - Orthodox
    • Addresses:
      • 1899-1901 1024 N 7th
  8. Bais Abraham Congregation - Orthodox

    6910 Delmar Blvd. ; St. Louis, MO 63130 ; 314.721.3030 Rabbi Abraham Magence

    "Bais Abraham Congregation, a synagogue located in the University City Loop area and adjacent to Washington University, is an eclectic Orhtodox congregation with weekly Shabbat services, morning minyans, women's learning group, family Shabbatons, Sisterhood, lunch and learn sessions, student hospitality programs and junior congregation. Individuals and families of all backgrounds and levels of observance are welcome. The first Shabbat of every month, the congregation hosts the St Louis Women's Tefillah Group."3

  9. Congregation Bais Israel (1909-1911)2 - Orthodox
    • Addresses:
      • 1910-1911 921 N 9th

    Please see Congregation Beth Israel. The Gould City Directories had both listed even though both had the same address.

  10. Congregation Bais Menachem-Chabad (1996-present) - Orthodox

    8124 Delmar Blvd. ; St. Louis, MO 63130 ; 314.725.0400 ; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Rabbi Yosef Landa.

    "Congregation Bais Menachem is a community synagogue offering traditional services in accordance with halacha within a Hasidic milieu. A modern day replication of the informal shtiebel environment, it has no membership dues and attendance at any time by Jewish individuals and families is welcomed. An affiliate of Chabad of Greater St. Louis and the global Chabad movement, it was established in 1996 and bears the name of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe.

    Bais Menachem offers complete Shabbat and holiday services, as well as daily morning minyan. Shabbat morning services include a children's minyan and are followed by a kiddush and a Hasidic farbrengen. Classes, educational, outreach and youth programs are shared with those of the local Chabad center."3

  11. Beth Abraham2 - Orthodox
    Earliest known existence is from the 1909 city directory which indicates this congregation was probably formed in 1908.
    • Addresses:
      • 1909-1915 Carr nw cor 14th
      • 1916, 1920 1401 Carr
      • 1930 1444 Goodfellow Blvd.
    • Rabbis:
      • 1915 Rabbi Michael Yatkeman
      • 1916 Rabbi B L Sil Lehman
      • 1920 Rabbi H. Lehman
  12. Beth David2 - Orthodox

    Was in existence in the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries1.

    • Addresses:
      • 1910-1913 1518 Belt Av
      • 1920, 1930 1526 Belt Ave
    • Rabbis:
      • 1912-1913 Rabbi Adolph Rosentretter
      • 1920 Rabbi A. Rosentretter, Rev. N. Blitz
  13. Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol (1879-present)2 - Orthodox
    1227 North and South Rd.; St. Louis, MO 63130 ; 314.721-1037 ; Rabbi Daniel Kamins

    Founded in 1879 as a minyan. Golden and diamond jubilee books 1933 and 1954. Historical sketch by Averam B. Bender in Missouri Historical Society Bulletin, October 1970. Yiddish minutes 1900-1926 are held by the St. Louis Jewish Archives.
    Probably did not have more than 25 to 30 families on its membership rolls from about 1890 to the early 1920's.

    Believe we are seeing variant spellings, not different congregations. No listing in the 1879-1885 City Directories in the special section "Churches".

    • Beth Hamedros Hagodaul (1886-1891)
      • Addresses:
        • 1886-1891 929 N 7th
      • Rabbis
        • 1886-1891 Rabbi Israel Miller
    • Beth Hami Drosh Haggodol (1892)
      • Addresses:
        • 1892 1123 N 11th
      • Rabbis
        • 1892 Rabbi Solomon Jaffe
    • Beth Hammedrosh Haggodol (Also spelled Hamedrosh Hagodol)
      • Addresses:
        • 1893-1916 1123 N 11th
      • Rabbis
        • 1893-1895 Rabbi Solomon Jaffee
        • 1901 Rabbi Aaron Spechter
        • 1902-1903 Rabbi Samuel Freedman
        • 1904-1905 Rabbi Aaron Spechter
        • 1906 Rabbi Joseph Alexandrof
        • 1907-1910 Rabbi Bernard Abramowitz
        • 1911-1916 Rabbi Bernhard Abramowitz
    • Beth Hamedrash Hagodol (1920)
      • Addresses:
        • 1920 1125 N 11th
      • Rabbis:
        • 1920 Rabbi B. Abramowitz
    • Congregation Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol (1930)
      • Addresses:
        • 1930 5877 Bartmer Ave

    "Founded in 1879, Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol is the oldest continuous Orthodox synagogue in St Louis. Programs include study, discussions and the latest weekday minyan (7:30 a.m.)." 3

  14. Congregation Beth Israel (1909-1916)2 - Orthodox
    • Congregation Beth Israel (1910-1916)
      • Addresses:
        • 1910-1916 921 N 9th
    • Beth Jisrael (1920)
      • Addresses:
        • 1920 1420 Biddle
    • Beth Israel Congregation (1930)
      • Addresses:
        • 1930 1424 Belt Ave

    Please see Congregation Bais Israel. The Gould City Directories had both listed even though both had the same address.

  15. B'nai Amoona Congregation (1884-now)2

    324 S. Mason Rd. ; St. Louis, MO 63141 ; 314.576.9990 ; Rabbi Ranon Teller, Ass't Rabbi ; Rabbi Bernard Lipnick, Rabbi Emeritus ; Cantor Leon Lissek, Cantor Emeritus.

    B'nai Amoona has an extensive archive of family histories with assistance available by just making a simple phone call. Information and assistance is also available for the Congregation's Cemetery.

    "B'nai Amoona, a Conservative congregation, serves approximately 1,000 families in West St. Louis County.
    B'nai Amoona provides daily minyanim morning and evening. Men and women participate equally in all ritual activities.
    Educational opportunities for children include an Early Childhood Center, religious school for K-12, United Synagogue Youth group and two summer day camps for children infant-6th grade.
    Auxilary organizations consist of Women's League, Men's Club and Seniors' group. There are numerous havurot."3

    "B'nai Amoona for all generations" / Rosalind Bronsen published in 1982. A golden jubilee book appeared in 1932. Few early minutes of documents other than cemetery records have survived. Fairly detailed death register at the synagogue begins in 1895. Synagogue has complete records for locating burials indexed by name, date, and plot.
    B'nai Amoona was founded in July 1884 by a group that broke away from Sheerith Israel. Sheerith Israel and B'nai Amoona were considered Orthodox congregations at this time. On June 30, 1889, B'nai Amoona dedicated its first synagogue at the southwest corner of 13th and Carr streets.

    • Addresses:
      • 1885-1888 824 Washington av
      • 1889-1906 13th, sw cor Carr
      • 1906-1916 Lucas av. ne. cor. Garrison av.
      • 1920 Academy & Vernon Ave
      • 1930 1212 Academy Ave
    • Rabbis and Congregational Leaders:
      • 1886-1894 Rabbi A. Rosentretter
      • 1895 Rabbi A. Zoft
      • 1897-1903 Rabbi A. Rosentretter
      • 1904-1907 Rabbi Samuel Freedman
      • 1908-1911 Rabbi A. Rosentretter
      • 1908-1913 Rev. Samuel Freedman, reader
      • 1914 Rev Israel L Fleischman, reader
      • 1915 Rabbi Joseph Giushak
      • 1916 Rabbi Israel L Fleischman
      • 1920 Rabbi H Halpern
  16. B'nai Brith Congregation
  17. B'nai El Congregation (1852-present)2 - Reform

    11411 N. 40 Dr. ; St. Louis, MO 63131 ; 314.432.6393 ; Rabbi Solomon Agin, D.D.
    The Reform-minded Emanu El or German congregation, founded 1847, and the Bohemian B'nai B'rith Congregation, begun 1849, merged in 1852, by 1855 erected the first synagogue west of the Mississippi. B'nai El's minutes through 1886 held by the American Jewish Archives.

    "B'nai El Congregation, a member of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, is a progressive congregation of 300 members providing spiritual, social, cultural and educational programs for preschool children through adults.
    Shabbat, Light Up Shabbat and festival worship services combine a liberal outlook with a traditional flavor and are open to all.
    The B'nai El religious school, under direction of Mike Lainoff and Family Life Educator Shera Kafka, offers programs for preschoolers - 10th grade. A midweek Hebrew program for Aleph and Bet students is housed at the temple on Mondays from 4:30-6 p.m."1

    • Addresses:
      • 1864-1873 6th cor Cerre
      • 1874-1904 Chouteau Av and 11th
      • 1905-1916 Flad av. se. cor Spring av.
      • 1920 Flad Ave, se corner Spring Ave.
      • 1930 3666 Flad Ave
    • Rabbis and Congregational Leaders:
      • 1864-1870 Rabbi Henry Kuttner
      • 1871 Rev Wolfstein, pastor
      • 1872-1878 Dr. Samuel Wolfstein, pastor
      • 1879-1882, 1884-1887 Rabbi M. Spitz (no listing in 1883)
      • 1888-1916 Rabbi Moritz Spitz
      • 1920 Rabbi Moritz Spitz
  18. B'nai Israel (1897-1901)2 - Orthodox
    • Addresses:
      • 1897-1901 1005 N. 7th
    • Rabbis:
      • 1897-1900 Rabbi Max Kransberg
  19. B'nai Torah - Reform

    (mailing address) P.O. Box 595 ; St. Peters, MO 63376 ; 636.279.6524
    (Congregation) 1701 St. Peters-Howell Rd. ; St. Peters, MO 63303 ; Larry Comensky, spirtual leader.

    "B'nai Torah offers members a spirit, love and friendliness that is unique to small congregations. Members in-good-standing receive: free attendance at the annual seder; no charge for Sunday school, Hebrew lessons, adult education; free listings in the annual Book of Remembrance; annual yahrzeit service. Potential members should contact Jack Cohen at 636.940.1511 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text12803 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ."3

  20. B'nai Yeshrum Anshei Galizian (1920?-1930?)2 - Orthodox
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1920 Bnai Jeshurum Anshei Galizian
      • 1930 Bnai Vesurum Aushel Galizian
    • Addresses:
      • 1920 2117 Biddle
      • 1930 4305 Page Blvd
  21. B'rith Sholom (1910-1930) - Orthodox

    Was in existence in the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Congregation was composed of only 24 families in 1914.1

    • Addresses:
      • 1910-1913 1111 N 14th
      • 1920 1218 Glasgow Ave
      • 1930 6166 Delmar Blvd
    • Rabbis and Congregational Leaders:
      • 1910-1911 S. Jacoby, reader
      • 1920 Rabbi Rosentreter
  22. Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel (BSKI) - Conservative

    1107 Linden Ave. ; St. Louis, MO 63117 ; 314.725.6230 ; Rabbi Mordecai Miller ; Cantor Elliot Joel Portner

    "Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel is a Conservative congregation, affiliated with United Synagogue of America. Shabbat services are family oriented. Daily minyans are provided and women are accorded full honors in service.
    Programs include children's choir, adult choir, junior congregation, family service and activities for youth in grades 6-12.
    Hebrew school is coordinated with the Central Agency for Jewish Education, with religious school on Sunday mornings for children aged 3 to 12th grade. BSKI and the Jewish Community Center co-sponsor a Children's Activity Center.
    Synagogue affiliates include Women's League, Men's Club, Kadima and United Synagogue Youth.
    Havurot, a variety of classes with the rabbi and cantor and an active committee dealing with social action are available to members."3

  23. Central Reform Congregation - Reform

    5020 Waterman Ave. ; St. Louis, MO 63108 ; 314.361.3919
    Founded in 1984.

  24. Chesed Shel Emeth (1919-199?)2 - Orthodox

    Founded in 1919-Closed in 199?, Golden jubilee book 1938. See Sha'arei Chesed Community Shul.

    • Congregation Names:
      • Congregation Chesed Shel Emeth
    • Address:
      • 1260 N Euclid Ave
  25. Chevra Kadusha (1862- ???)2 - Orthodox

    Appears to have been organized in 1862.1

    From Gould City Directories (1877-1894) were three variant spellings of Chevra Kadisha. Not sure if these represents different congregations or one congregation with variant spellings.
    • Congregation Names
      • Chebra Kadish Congregation (1877-1884)
      • Chevra Kadushua (1885, 1895-1899)
      • Shevra Kadusha (1886-1894)
    • Addresses:
      • 1877-1878 7th, se cor Carr
      • 1879-1884 7th, bet Franklin av and Wash
      • 1885-1894 924 N 7th
    • Rabbis:
      • 1881-1882 Rabbi M Leberstin
      • 1883-1884 Rabbi M Leberstein
      • 1886-1887 Rabbi M Leberstein
      • 1888-1892 Rabbi A L Alberstein
      • 1894 Rabbi Max Lasky
  26. Chewra Mishnajoth Anshei Wolhynia (1920)2 - Orthodox
    • Addresses:
      • 1920 1516 Biddle
  27. Emanu El (1847-1852)

    The Reform-minded Emanu El or German congregation was founded in 1847. Emanu El merged with the Bohemian B'nai B'rith Congregation, begun in 1849, in 1852, by 1855 erected the first synagogue west of the Mississippi. B'nai El's minutes through 1886 held by the American Jewish Archives.

  28. Knesseth Israel (1920?-1930?)2
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1920 Knesseth Jisrael
      • 1930 Congregation Knesed Israel
    • Addresses:
      • 1920 2739 Dayton
      • 1930 5014 Kingshighway NW
  29. Knesseth Israel, Walnut Park (1920?)2
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1920 Knesseth Jisrael
    • Addresses:
      • 1920 Walnut Park
  30. Congregation Kol Am - Reform

    email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    14455 Clayton Rd. ; Ballwin, MO 63011 ; 636.227.7574

  31. Congregaton Kol HaNeshama - Reform

    email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - Reform
    675 Meramec Dr. ; Castlewood, Mo 63021 ; 314.579.0997

  32. Mishgan Israel Congregation (1930)2
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1930 Mishgan Israel Congregation
    • Addresses:
      • 1930 1428 N Garrison Ave
  33. Nathan Harris Congregation (1930)2
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1930 Nathan Harris Congregation
    • Addresses:
      • 1930 1215 Glasgow Ave
  34. Neve Shalom (1989-present) -- Jewish Renewal

    http://www.neveshalom.org 1040 Dautel Ln. ; St. Louis, MO 63146 ; 314.863.4366

    Neve Shalom (Oasis of peace), a member of the Network of Jewish Renewal Communities, was founded in 1989.

  35. Nusach Hari (1920-1960) 2- Orthodox

    Merged with B'nai Zion to form Nusach Hari Bnai Zion.

    • Congregation Names:
      • 1920 Nussach Airy
      • 1930 Congregation Nisach Arie
    • Addresses:
      • 1920 1401 Carr
      • 1930 1125 N 11th
    • Rabbis:
      • Rabbi H. Lehman
  36. Nusach Hari B'nai Zion (1960-now) - Orthodox

    http://www.nhbz.org - 8630 Olive Blvd. ; St. Louis, MO 63132 ; 314.991.1037

  37. The Reconstructionist Minyan of St. Louis -Reconstructionist

    St. Louis Hillel Center ; 6300 Forsyth ; St. Louis, MO 63105 ; 314.725.0361

  38. Shaare Emeth Congregation (1869-present)2 - Reform

    11645 Ladue Rd. ; St. Louis, MO 63141 ; 314.569.0010
    Reform groups withdrew from B'nai El in 1868-1869 to form this congregation. Holds a comprehensive archive with family data and temple records.

    In the Gould City Directories, Shaare Emeth was spelled as Shaare-Emeth (1898-1904, 1913-1916).

    • Addresses:
      • 1883-1884 cor 17th and Pine
      • 1885 no listing in the City Directory
      • 1886-1895 Pine, cor 17th
      • 1896-1916 Lindell boul. Cor Vandeventer
      • 1920 Lindell Boul, se corner Vandeventer
      • 1930 3865 Lindell Blvd.
    • Rabbis:
      • 1883-1884 Rabbi I. Epstein
      • 1886 Rabbi S. H. Sonneschein, Asst. S. H. Poseit
      • 1888-1916 Rabbi Samuel Sale
      • 1920 Rabbi Samuel Sale
  39. Sha'arei Chesed (Gates of Kindness) Community Shul - Orthodox

    700 North and South Rd. ; St. Louis, MO 63130 ; 314.863.7485

  40. Shaare Jerusalem (1930)2
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1930 Congregation Shaare Jerusalem
    • Addresses:
      • 1930 2112 Biddle
  41. Shaare Zedek (1907-present)2 - Conservative
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1908-1916 Shaarei Zedek
      • 1920 Sharrel Zedek
      • 1930 Shaare Zedek Synagogue
    • Adresses:
      • 1908-1914 4557 Cook av.
      • 1915-1916 West End pl. se cor Page boul
      • 1920 Page boul & West End ave
      • 1930 4570 Page Blvd
      • Present 829 North Hanley Road, University City
    • Rabbis:
      • 1912-1916 Rev Aaron Mass
      • 1920 Rabbi Abramowitz and Rev. A. Foster
      • Present: Rabbi Mark Fasman, Cantor: Paul Dubro
  42. Sharefth Zfard (1912-1913)2 - Orthodox
    • Address:
      • 1913 931 N 9th
  43. Sheerith Israel (1868?-1893)2 - Orthodox

    Was in existence as early as 1868 or 1869. Was probably the original "Krakower Shul" in St. Louis -- namely immigrants from Krakow, Poland. Merged with B'nai Amoona in 1893.

    • Congregation Names
      • Congregation "Scheerish" Israel (1873-1882)
      • Congregation "Scheerisch" Israel (1883)
      • Scheerith Israel (1893)
      • Sheerith Israel (1884-1892, 1894)
    • Addresses:
      • 1873-1876 6th, bet Franklin av and Wash
      • 1877-1878 626 N. 6th
      • 1879-1882 926 N. 6th
      • 1883 927 N. 6th
      • 1884-1885 9th sw cor Franklin av
      • 1886-1894 11th sw cor Franklin av
    • Rabbis:
      • 1884-1885 Rabbi Levy
      • 1886-1887 Rabbi L Rosenblatt, Asst M Schuchat
      • 1888-1891 Rabbi L Rosenblatt
      • 1892 Rabbi David Raddinski
      • 1893-1894 Rabbi Simon Rosenberg
  44. Sheerith S'fard (1887-1916?)2 - Orthodox

    Was in existence as early as 1887. Was the first orthodox congregation to purchase its own synagogue in St. Louis. The congregation was mainly poor Russian Jews.1

    • Congregation Names:
      • Sheerith Sphalt (1888-1892, 1894)
      • Scheerith Sphalt (1893)
      • Sheerith Sphard (1895-1897)
      • Sheerith S'phard (1898-1899, 1902-1904)
      • Shareth Sefard (1900-1901)
      • Sheerith S'phard (1902-1907
      • Sheerith Zfard (1908-1916)
      • Sherrith Sfard (1920)
      • Sherrith Saford Congregation (1930)
    • Addresses:
      • 1888 Wash, ne cor 7th
      • 1889-1891 715 Carr
      • 1892-1901 921 N. 9th
      • 1902 924 N 9th
      • 1903-1905 921 N. 9th
      • 1906-1916 1500 Wash
      • 1920 1500 Wash
      • 1930 1500 Wash
    • Rabbis:
      • 1888 Rabbi Solomon Jaffi
      • 1889 Rabbi Joseph Smith
      • 1894 Rabbi Max Wenekur
      • 1895-1896 Rabbi Solomon Glassman
      • 1895 Rabbi Solomon E. Jeffe
      • 1898-1913 Rabbi Z Rosenfeld
      • 1914 Rabbi Jacob Boxerman
      • 1915-1916 Rabbi Zacharia Rosenfeld
  45. Sheerith S'phard (1897-1899)2 - Orthodox
    • Addresses:
      • 1898-1899 1025 N 9th
    • Rabbis:
      • 1898-1899 Rabbi Abraham S. Jaffe
  46. Shira Tulin (1907)2 - Orthodox
    • Address:
      • 1907 Carr, sw cor 13th
  47. Shirei T'hillim (1906-1930?)2 - Orthodox

    In existence as early as 1906 when it purchased B'nai Amoona's first synagogue at 13th and Carr streets. This was probably a congregation of poor recent immigrants from Eastern Europe.1

    • Shirei Thillim
      • Addresses:
        • 1908-1915 Carr, sw cor 13th
      • Rabbis
        • 1908 Rabbi B Abramowitz
        • 1909 Rabbi Isaac Raskas
        • 1910-1915 Rabbi Bernard Abramowitz
    • Shira Thilem
      • Addresses:
        • 1916 Carr, sw cor 13th
    • Shirey Thillim
      • Addresses:
        • 1920 1401 Carr
    • Congregation Shira Thilem
      • Addresses:
        • 1930 1300 Carr
  48. Sons of Benjamin (1900-1904)2 - Orthodox
    • Addresses:
      • 1900-1904 1006 N 7th
  49. Temple Emanuel (1956-now) - Reform

    12166 Conway Rd. ; St. Louis, MO 63141 ; 314.432.5877
    Was founded in 1956.

  50. Temple Israel (1886-now)2 - Reform

    1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr. ; Ladue Rd. at Spoede ; St. Louis, MO 63141 ; 314.432.8050
    Published a golden jubilee history in 1937 and Samuel Rosenkranz's "A centennial history .." in 1986 (does not focus on the early years). Was formed by a splinter group from Shaare Emeth in 1886.

    • Addresses:
      • 1887 Pickwick Hall, Washington av cor Jefferson av
      • 1888-1897 Pine, ne cor Leffingwell av
      • 1898-1916 Washington boul. Nw cor King's Highway boul.
      • 1920 Washington boul, nw corner Kingshighway
      • 1930 5001 Washington
    • Rabbis:
      • 1887-1891 Rabbi S. H. Sonneschein
      • 1892-1916 Rabbi Leon Harrison
      • 1920 Rabbi Leon Harrision
  51. Temple of the Gates of Truth (1872-1885)2 -- Congregation of the Temple of the Gates of Truth (1871)2
    • Addresses:
      • 1871-1885 cor 17th & Pine (not listed in the 1883 & 1884 "Churches" section of the city directory, listed in the main section.)
    • Rabbis and Congregational Leaders:
      • 1871-1882 Dr. S. H.. Sonneschein
      • 1885 Rabbi S. H. Sonneschein
  52. Tpheris Israel (1902-????)2

    Merged with Chevra Kadusha, forming Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadusha (TICK).

    • Congregation Names:
      • Tiphereth Israel (1902-1907)
      • Thifereth Israel (1908)
      • Tyheris Israel (1909-1916)
      • Thipereth Israel Congregation (1920)
    • Addresses:
      • 1902-1909 9th sw cor Wash
      • 1910-1916 913 N. 9th
      • 1920 931 N 9th
    • Rabbis:
      • 1902-1903 Rabbi M Shapiro
      • 1904-1905 Rabbi Simon Rosenberg
      • 1907-1908 Rabbi Z Rosenfeld
      • 1909-1913 Rabbi M. Shapiro
      • 1914-1916 Rabbi Simon C Rosenberg
  53. Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha (TICK) - Orthodox

    14550 Ladue Rd. ; Chesterfield, MO 63017 ; 314.469.7060

  54. Traditional Congregation - Traditional

    12437 Ladue Rd. ; St. Louis, MO 63141 ; 314.576.5230

  55. United Hebrew (1841-present)2 - Reform

    13788 Conway Rd. ; St. Louis, MO 63141 ; 314.469.0700
    The congregation and trustees' minutes (1841-59) are held on microfilm by the American Jewish Archives, and includes burials, some marriages, and considerable information on early Jewish settlers.

    On October 3, 1841 the first Jewish congregation, United Hebrew Congregation was formed. The congregation was also known as the Polish Congregation, strictly an Orthodox congregation. First place was rented at Broadway and Locust. Later, moved to the Masonic Hall on First and Market Streets. Initial purposes included the establishment of a cemetery.

    The Kennedy's City Directories indicated United Hebrew's Temple at 6th Street was erected in 1859.

    • Addresses:
      • 1860-1861 N 6th st
      • 1864-1866 77 North Sixth st
      • 1867-1870 Located N 6th st
      • 1871 6th bet Locust and St Charles
      • 1872-1875 6th nr St Charles
      • 1876-1880 418 N 6th nr St Charles
      • 1881-1889, 1893-1903 21st and Olive, Olive se cor 21st
      • 1904-1913 King's Highway boul sw cor Morgan
      • 1914-1916 King's Highway boul sw cor Von Versen av
      • 1920 Kingshighway boul, sw corner Enright
      • 1930 225 South Skinker Road
    • Rabbis and Congregational Leaders:
      • 1860 Rabbi Isaac Ritterman
      • 1864-1865 Rabbi Isaac Bitterman
      • 1866-1867 Rabbi D. Viddevar
      • 1869-1870 Rev Isaac Ritterman, reader
      • 1871-1875 Rev H Kuttner, pastor
      • 1876 Rev Morris Treichenberg, pastor
      • 1879-1886 Rev. Messing
      • 1887 Rabbi Aaron Gerschon
      • 1888-1889, 1893-1911 Rabbi Henry J. Messing
      • 1912-1914 Rabbi Henry J. Messing, emeritus
      • 1907-1910 Asst Rabbi Mendel Silber
      • 1912-1913 Rabbi G. Lipkind
      • 1914-1916 Rabbi Samuel Thurman
      • 1920 Rabbi Samuel Thurman
  56. Young Israel of St. Louis - Orthodox

    8101 Delmar Blvd. ; St. Louis, MO 63130 ; 314.727.1880

  57. Zephran David Congregation (1930)2
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1930 Zephran David Congregation Church
    • Addresses:
      • 1930 1488 Belt Ave
  58. Zichron David (1920-1930)2
    • Congregation Names:
      • 1920 Sichron David
      • 1930 Congregation Zachron David
    • Addresses:
      • 1920 2729 Dayton
      • 1930 2741 Dayton

Bibliography



1. Ehrlich, Walter; Zion in the Valley : the Jewish Community of St. Louis ; Vol. 1, 1807-1907. Columbia, MO : University of Missouri Press, c1997.

2. City Directories : Kennedy's City Directories (1859-1860), Edwards' City Directories (1864-1867, 1869-1871), Gould and Aldrich's City Directory (1872), and Gould's City Directories (1873-1916, 1920, 1930):

3. St Louis Jewish Light : Guide to Jewish Life, November 2002, p. 10-12.

 

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