gallin Remembrance of Synagogues Past - The Lost Civilization of the Jewish South Bronx
Synagogue Organized Dedicated
Adath Jeshurin 1932 1936

Non-Synagogue Type
The Church of God of Prophecy church

87 East 165
at Gerard
Bronx, NY 10452
The building is currently a church.

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Personal Impressions

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Rabbi Schachter was very religious. He made the shul build a divider to separate the men and the women. It wasn't high enough for him. He thought we saw the men.

Rabbi Gross wore a toupe because he was a school teacher and as a rabbi had to keep his head covered. He didn't want the children to laugh if they saw him with a yarmalka.

I belonged to the sisterhood and at one meeting we had Bess Meyerson as our guest. We paid her $25.00 and her husband called for her at 10:00 P.M.

B'nai Jeshurun on 165th Street began in a vacant supermarket and gradually expanded into other store fronts. David Hollander was the second full-time rabbi. I don't recall the name of the first rabbi, but I do remember him standing at his lectern for the entire day of Yom Kippur.