gallin Remembrance of Synagogues Past - The Lost Civilization of the Jewish South Bronx
Synagogue Organized Dedicated
Young Israel of the Concourse 1930 1937

Non-Synagogue Type
Pure Gospel Miracle Revival Church church

1015 Walton
at East 164
Bronx, NY 10452
The building is currently a church.

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Personal Impressions

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When I was growing up, money was always being raised to build a new Young Israel to replace the building. Finally, a new larger building was erected on the Grand Concourse. Now, the synagogue we built from all the money we raised isn't even a synagogue - it's a museum.

I was member of the Junior group for a few years until my interest in religion waned.

Young Israel was a small shul when I attended. Because of its limited seating capacity, the shul held High Holy Day services at the Concourse Plaza. A part of the service each year (for twenty years) was an appeal for money for a new building.