Sinai Congregation

Street Address: 
Van Buren and Third Ave. (now Plymouth Ct.)
Chicago, IL

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

In 1866, the congregation moved to a new building at Van Buren and Third Street (now Plymouth Ct.), having previously met on Monroe just west of Clark. This location was destroyed in the fire of 1871.

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.



1861 - 9999

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