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Institutional Synagogue (New York, N.Y.)

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    • New York (N.Y.). Institutional Synagogue
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    • Has Affiliation

        • Street Address: 116th St.
        • City: New York
        • State: N.Y.
        • Country: United States
    • Descriptor

        Synagogues--New York (State)--New York
    • Associated Locale

        Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
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    • Field of Activity

      (lcsh) Synagogues as community centers--New York (State)--New York

      (lcsh) Jewish outreach--New York (State)--New York

      (lcsh) Jewish community centers--New York (State)--New York

      (lcsh) Orthodox Judaism--New York (State)--New York

      (lcsh) Jewish youth--New York (State)--New York

      (lcsh) New York (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs

      (lcsh) Jewish religious education of young people--New York (State)--New York

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    • Sources

      • found: Yeshiva University. Archives. Manuscripts Collections. Inventory to the records of the Institutional Synagogue, 1978:p. 2 (est. 1917 in Harlem)
      • found: Kobrin, Lawrence A. Lawrence Kobrin Papers 1944-2008, Yeshiva University Archives online finding aid, viewed December 12, 2016West Side Institutional Synagogue, 1949-59 (The West Side Institutional Synagogue originated as the Upper West Side branch of the Institutional Synagogue in Harlem which was founded in 1917, with Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein as its founder and first spiritual leader. The Harlem synagogue remained in operation through 1943, but by 1928 most of its main supporters had relocated to the West Side of Manhattan and the West Side Institutional Synagogue was founded.) -;query=;brand=default
      • found: West Side Institutional Synagogue website, viewed December 7, 2016( history ("West Side Institutional Synagogue was founded in 1917 (when it was known as the Institutional Synagogue) by the late Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein." "Initially located in a Harlem theater, during its first few decades the shul introduced myriad innovations that would eventually become hallmarks of modern orthodox synagogue life in America." "By the late 1920's the Institution had opened up a second branch on Manhattan's West Side which moved to its current home in 1937". "Goldstein chose to create this new community in Harlem. By 1910, half of the families living in Harlem were Jewish, having taken advantage of the completion of the subway system, which allowed easy access to downtown. In 1917, the Institutional Synagogue was founded at a temporary location on 116th St.") ... The New York American called it "the first movement of its kind in America." Rabbi Goldstein's innovations included congregational participation in place of an operatic cantor, and a Hebrew school in the synagogue whose teachers who were filled with youthful positive energy and worked to eliminate the negativity often associated with these afternoon schools. It quickly developed the reputation as the premier Hebrew after-school program in the city. In addition, the synagogue featured an English sermon, adult education classes, guest speakers, and a gym with a pool. all innovations in that day.)
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    • Change Notes

      • 1989-06-09: new
      • 2017-03-10: revised
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