gallin Remembrance of Synagogues Past - The Lost Civilization of the Jewish South Bronx
Synagogue Organized Dedicated
Sinai Congregation 1911 1916

Non-Synagogue Type
Thessalomia Baptist Church church

951 Stebbins
at East 163
Bronx, NY 10459
The building is currently a church.

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Personal Impressions


In 1939-1940 I attended an orthodox storefront synagogue on Tinton Avenue. I was completely ignored because I was girl. The following year I was registered at Sinai Temple Sunday School (Reform) on Stebbins Avenue. That was a very positive experience where the rabbi taught songs, related bible stories and welcomed my mother and me to Friday night services.