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  The 150th anniversary of B'nai Jeshurun Congregation



B'nai Jeshurun, the "Hungarian Shul", was founded in 1866, a year after the end of the Civil War and 15 years before the start of the great wave of East European Jewish immigration. It is Cleveland's third oldest congregation and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016.

We join in that celebration by creating this section which links to some major web-based resources on its history and an unusual exhibit, a timeline of its history.

Arnold Berger   Webkeeper

The timeline can be seen on the two large panels on display in the great hall of B'nai Jeshurun Congregation on Fairmount Boulevard in Pepper Pike Ohio. The project, which took more than a year of careful planning, was funded by the B'nai Jeshurun Sisterhood. For a close-up view of the 150 year timeline, click here.

B'nai Jeshurun Congregation has a long and proud history as a vibrant center of Jewish life, spirituality and learning as well as a strong voice for social justice and for Israel. In its 150 year history it has played a key role in supporting and shaping the Cleveland Jewish community. I invite you to peruse the timeline on the banner presented here. It traces our history as well as that of two other congregations that are now part of us. If you would like more information about our past, or are interested in how you can become involved, please visit us at

Rabbi Stephen Weiss
Senior Rabbi



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