KAM Congregation

Street Address: 
Indiana Ave. and 26th
Chicago, IL

The congregation Kehilat Anshe Maariv (Congregation of the Men of the West) was founded in 1847. It was the first synagogue in Chicago.

In 1875, KAM moved to Indiana and 26th from its previous location at Wabash and Peck. The building had previously been the Congregational Plymouth Church. In 1891, it moved to a new buiding at Indiana and 33rd.

The KAM Isaiah Israel website has a brief history of the congregation.

The online version of the Jewish Encyclopedia of 1906 contains a profile of this congregation.

Variant names:

Kilah Anshe Marif (1859-1860 directory)

Kehilath Anshe Magriv (1857 directory)

Kehillat Anshe Ma'arab (Jewish Encyclopedia)

KAM Isaiah Israel (current congregation)

Kehillath Anshe Maarib (1891 directory)

Kehilath Anshe Maarev (1875 directory)

Men of the West



1875 - 1891

Structure Type



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