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Congregation Oheb-Shalom Third Jewish Synagogue

1860 - Present (located in South Orange)

The oldest remaining Jewish Temple building in Newark

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32 Prince Street

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        The Congregation Oheb-Shalom was organized in 1860 by a dissident group of Bohemian Jews from B'nai Jeshurun.  The founder and first rabbi was Rev. Isaac Schwartz.   The first synagogue was dedicated on September 14, 1884.  In 1910 the cornerstone of the second synagogue was laid and in 1911 it was opened for worship.  The synagogue built on Prince Street  is presently being restored for use by the Newark Conservancy and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Originally it was Orthodox, with separate seating for men and women with no organ or choir.  Eventually, this synagogue followed the Conservative ritual.  Today the Synagogue is located at 170 Scotland Road in South Orange.

Information taken from "A History of the City of Newark, New Jersey.", embracing Practically Two and a Half Centuries 1666 - 1913, published by the Lewis Historical Publishing Col. New York & Chicago, in 1913






Reverend From To
Solomon Albou 1867 1868
Max Heineman 1869 1869
A. N. Coleman 1872 1878
Charles Seineiger 1879 1879
Dr. Tintner 1880 1883
Solomon Philo 1885 1890
Wolf Willner 1890 1891
S. Rappaport 1890 1894
M Eisenberg 1892 1892
Louis Reynolds 1895 1898
Bernhard Gluck 1898 1905
Israel Schor 1898 1905
Charles I. Hoffman 1906  


Address From To
25, 27 Prince Street 1866 1884
30 Prince Street September 14, 1884 1911
672 High Street 1911 1957
South Orange (town) 1958 Present


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