gallin Remembrance of Synagogues Past - The Lost Civilization of the Jewish South Bronx
Synagogue Organized Dedicated
Congregation Mount Horab
Young Israel Synagogue 1925

1042 Stebbins
at East 165
Bronx, NY 10459
The building is currently a synagogue.

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Personal Impressions


I was one of the first boys to be Bar Mitzvahed at the synagogue when it was opened in 1925.

The bima was in the center of the synagogue. I made my speech from there. In fact, I still remember my speech (The respondent, now 76 years of age, recited the opening lines.). There were no classrooms at the synagogue. An old rabbi with payas came to our house three times a week to give me Bar Mitzvah lessons.

Men and women sat separately. There was no balcony so the women sat on the same level.