Sinai Congregation

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53rd and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL

The Sinai Congregation is Chicago’s third oldest synagogue, founded in 1861.

In 1949, the congregation moved to a building at 53rd and Lake Shore Drive, from its previous home at 44th and Grand Boulevard (now King Drive). In 1996, the congregation moved to a new temple at 15 West Delaware.

A book entitled The Beginnings of the Chicago Sinai Congregation by Bernard Felsenthal was published in Chicago 1898 and is available at the Newberry (Call # F 6187 .29) or through Google Books.

There is a collection of 526 marriages from Sinai Congregation, 1861-1905, posted on Jewishgen at:

The American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, Ohio holds records of this congregation and has placed a finding aid online.

The congregation's current website offers a history of the synagogue.



1949 - 1996

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