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Chicago Jewish Historical Society presents Robb Packer, "Chicago's Historic Synagogues" - Shared screen with speaker view
Adrienne Lassman
01:09:04
Hello from southern California
Rachel Leibowitz
01:09:32
Hello from Syracuse, NY!
Rachelle Gold
01:13:06
chicagojewishhistory.org
Adrienne Lassman
01:19:36
Do you have the names of memorable Rabbis from some of these congregations?
Rachelle Gold
01:22:00
Chicago Rabbis: Visionaries, Pioneers, and Leaders 1847-1950 (The Rothner Family Edition) Hardcover – January 1, 2014by z"I Rabbi Moshe Kushner (Author)
Sheryl Tarkoff
01:24:04
I had my Bar Mitzvah at "the Drake Shul,"Beth Itzhak. The Hebrew school building was across the street, on Leland and Drake. Is that building still there? Mike Tarkoff
Rachel Heimovics
01:29:35
I have a drinking glass from Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue -- with the initials etched on it. Rachel Hemovics
Rachelle Gold
01:33:45
World War II
Larry Edwards
01:42:09
KAM ws 1847
Marshall Jacobson
01:42:54
I thought that KAM was the city’s oldest synagogue going back to the 1850’s
Jan Elson
01:44:05
KAM was originally where Kluczinski Federal building is located, Jackson between Dearborn and Clark.
Ezra Landman-Feigelson
01:46:11
I believe KAMS building on Indiana was built as KAM by Adler and Sullivan, only later repurposed as a church
Ezra Landman-Feigelson
01:46:24
*KAM’s
Jan Elson
01:47:01
I think that one statement is backwards, First a temple and then Pilgrim Baptist Church. Designed by Dankmar Adler
Jan Elson
01:47:25
you are right Ezra,
Ezra Landman-Feigelson
01:47:55
Adler’s father was the rabbi when the building was commissioned I believe, but I think he died before it was finished, not 100% sure though
Jan Elson
01:48:36
Adler designed a lot of homes for members of his father's congregation too.
Rachel Heimovics
01:52:12
KAM occupied a converted Plymouth Church on 26th and Indiana -- and then built the temple on 33rd and INdiana, designed by Adler & Sullivan, where Liebman Adler, Dankmar's father, was the rabbi. He died in 1892. THe A&S KAM was dedicated in 1891.
Jan Elson
01:52:44
ah, thank you
Arthur Elstein
01:52:56
My late wife wrote a PhD dissertation on "Synagogue Architecture in the Midwest, 1865-1940," and a biography of Dankmar Adler. Both are available in pdf format, no charge. Just send me an email to <aelstein30@gmail.com>
Ezra Landman-Feigelson
01:53:14
Thank you!
Andrew Schultz
01:57:19
$27 in 1952 would be $277 in today’s dollars.
Larry Edwards
01:58:04
Now that's a fundraiser!
Rachelle Gold
01:59:15
Magnificent
Joan Pomaranc
01:59:38
Or the plain windows were meant to be filled someday if the funds were available.
Blanche Killingsworth
01:59:50
Beautiful
Blanche Killingsworth
02:05:08
NL has the Mark Nathan Orphange
Ezra Landman-Feigelson
02:09:24
Though many house number were changed in 1909, most street name changes were 1913, but Robey did not become Damen until 1927.
Rachelle Gold
02:09:52
Thanks Ezra
Ezra Landman-Feigelson
02:09:56
There are still a couple “Robey” cornerstones along Damen!
Adrienne Lassman
02:17:37
You really just touched a "blast from the past" with your comments on "shul hopping". My family lived in a rural area far from Chicago but we spent holidays with our families in Chicago. As we became teenagers this was a wonderful way of seeing people during the holidays.
Nathan Ellstrand
02:24:58
Thank you, Robb!!
Nathan Ellstrand
02:25:03
***applause***
David Tomei
02:25:03
thank you so much
Ezra Landman-Feigelson
02:25:13
👏
Jan Elson
02:25:14
thank you
Ariel Walton
02:25:19
Very Insightful!! Thanks Robb!
Steven Andes
02:25:20
Let me add my thankis too
Larry Edwards
02:25:23
Bravo!
Nathan Ellstrand
02:25:24
👏
Susan Schomer
02:25:34
Thank you very much
Blanche Killingsworth
02:25:34
Thank You this was awesome !!
Joan Pomaranc
02:26:04
Appreciate the presentation.
eliot slovin
02:26:17
Thank you for the historical tour.
Sherry Meyer
02:26:42
This was amazing. Thank you for inviting us all.
Adrienne Lassman
02:26:46
West Side and South Side congregations?
Nathan Ellstrand
02:26:57
Are there any community connections between former Jewish congregations and current Black Christian congregations on the West Side?
Richard Meschino
02:27:03
From a relative new-comer to Chicago, thank you for the great and beautiful history lesson!
Ralph Keen
02:27:31
very informative and interesting. thank you, Robb and to the organizers of this event
Larry Edwards
02:27:41
No, it was built as a synagogue on Indiana
Diane Jacobs
02:27:41
Interested in finding information about Anshe Mizrach. My g g uncle belonged here according to his obituary. He died 1917
janet
02:27:43
Did you say there is some meaning to having 3 doors for synagogues, or just for churches?
Adrienne Lassman
02:28:04
Thank you, Robb and CHJs for this illuminating presentation.
Rachel Heimovics
02:28:09
The building at 33rd and Indiana was dedicated in 1891.
Rachelle Gold
02:28:12
There are too many Chicago congregations to include in one program. Hopefully we can do south Side and West Side in the future
janet
02:29:16
Does any organization house records of old west side synagogues?
Ethel Fenig
02:29:16
Ah memories! My mother arrived in Chicago and lived in the Humboldt Park neighborhood; I grew up in Logan Square but went to Hebrew School in "the old neighborhood."
Michael Reynard
02:29:16
Did you associate the Chicago congregations with their corresponding cemeteries such as Waldheim? Logan Square Congregation with Anshe Tzedek section at Waldheim?
Liza Bachrach
02:29:31
Can you please post the website to see the recording of this presentation?
Rachelle Gold
02:30:06
The recording of this program should be on our website in 1 week
Liza Bachrach
02:30:14
what is the website address?
Rachelle Gold
02:30:18
chicagojewishhistory.org
Liza Bachrach
02:30:21
thanks!
Rachel Heimovics
02:30:28
Will the recording include the chat?
Rachelle Gold
02:30:35
If you aren't a member yet, please join us.
Ariel Walton
02:30:41
The North Lawndale Historical and Cultural Society does @janet
Blanche Killingsworth
02:30:43
North Lawndale Historical give tours of Lawndale
Rachelle Gold
02:31:49
We will try to include the chat along with the recording.
Joan Barbakoff
02:31:51
Do you know what companies produced the stain glass windows
Nathan Ellstrand
02:32:05
Thank you, Robb
Nathan Ellstrand
02:32:37
Consider following the Chicago Jewish Historical Society on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagojewishhistory
Steven Andes
02:32:50
The old Chicago Sinai on Grand Blvd was on Chicago Open House a few years ago. It was well worth seeing
Ezra Landman-Feigelson
02:32:51
St Basil on Polk and Ashland renovated a few years ago. The pews included name plaques from Anshe Sholom. Following the renovations they sent them to Anshe Sholom!
Ezra Landman-Feigelson
02:33:31
(The name plaques, not the pews)
Steven Andes
02:33:44
The KAM building on Drexel Blvd has been part of Chicago Open House as well
Steven Andes
02:34:58
Again well worth seeing
Steven Andes
02:35:55
The Isiah Building was also on Chicago Open House (before Isiah Israel merged to form Isiah Israel in the 20's)
Adrienne Lassman
02:38:28
Were there any Sephardic congregations in the neighborhoods you discussed?
Rachelle Gold
02:38:40
The recording will be on our website chicagojewishhistory.org
Rachelle Gold
02:38:51
Check the website in 1 week
Nathan Ellstrand
02:39:09
We'll be sure to share the recording on the Chicago Jewish Historical Society Facebook page as well.
Rachelle Gold
02:40:20
Clarification- the link to the recording (not the recording itself) will be on our website - and also on our Facebook page (managed by our social media associate Nathan Ellstrand).
Rachelle Gold
02:41:49
Abby Cohen Schmelling is writing a "Reference Guide to Jewish Waldheim Cemetery"
Nathan Ellstrand
02:43:41
Synagogues in Chicago Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/147152819965622
Michael Reynard
02:46:34
Did Jewish-owned banks finance construction of the congregatuions?
Adam Natenshon
02:47:47
Preservation Chicago salvaged many of the art glass windows from Agudas Achim on Kenmore. If there are any shuls or organizations would would like these windows, please reach out to Preservation Chicago. Thanks.
Nathan Ellstrand
02:48:51
We can't hear you, Adam
Ariel Walton
02:49:19
Superb!!
Nathan Ellstrand
02:49:31
👏
janet
02:49:43
Thanks, all!
Linda Feiger
02:49:49
Thank you!