gallin Remembrance of Synagogues Past - The Lost Civilization of the Jewish South Bronx
Synagogue Organized Dedicated
Beth Hamedrash Hagodal V'tomchay Torah of the Bronx 1925

Non-Synagogue Type
Christ Church church

856 Forest
at East 160
Bronx, NY 10456
The building is currently a church.

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Personal Impressions


The shul was a very important part of our lives. My father would take me on all of the holidays. The children would run and play around the men downstairs. They tolerated us with good humor and would occasionally put their index fingers to their mouths so we would be quiet.

During the high holidays the men would be standing in small groups outside the synagogue but the praying would go on all day. When they returned to their seats they would ask, Vee holt men yetst? (Where is the place?)