Kehilath Jacob

Street Address: 
Douglas Bl and Hamlin Av
Chicago, IL

Meites' History of the Jews of Chicago records that Kehilath Jacob was founded in 1890. It originally met on Pacific Avenue, and then in a residence at Kramer and Jefferson. In 1908, it purchased a building at Centre (now Racine) near Taylor from a French church. In 1915, it moved to a new synagogue at Douglas and Hamlin. The congregation is described in A Walk to Shul by Kraus and Schwartz.

In 1956, the congregation merged with Congregation Beth Samuel and moved to 3701 W. Devon.



1915 - 1956

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