gallin Remembrance of Synagogues Past - The Lost Civilization of the Jewish South Bronx
Synagogue Organized Dedicated
Young Israel of Tremont 1926 1938

Non-Synagogue Type
Holy Temple Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith church

2075 Clinton
at East 180
Bronx, NY 10457
The building is currently a church.

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Personal Impressions

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Rabbi Paretsky was a young refugee, unmarried, with not too god a command of English when he was hired by the Young Israel. However, within a few years he had earned a law degree, married and established himself. The Y.I. was the hub of our social life with Friday night guest speakers, Saturday night melava malkes, organizational meetings, weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc.

I was bar mitzvahed at the Young Israel. The rabbi was A. Peretsky, who was a good rabbi, gave some thought provoking sermons and was liked by the congregation. The president was a Mr.Block. who was well respected. On my bar mitzvah day I remember playing a football game with my bar mitzvah pants on. I almost tore my pants. Lucky for me. For had I, I wouldn't be able to write this to you.