Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
Queen Street Synagogue
Emigrating from Eastern Europe in the late 1800s, Kingston's Jewish Community grew to 125 persons and three congregations by 1908. When Isaac Cohen committed to building a synagogue, they formed the Beth Israel Congregation. Their first president, Simon Oberndorffer, laid the cornerstone on October 10, 1910. At the centre of Kingston Jewish life, it remained active until 1955, when the current one was constructed on Centre Street.
La communauté juive de Kingston vit le jour à to fin des années 1800 au moment où ses premiers membres arrivèrent d'Europe de I'Est. En 1908, elle comptait déjà 125 personnes et trois congrégations. La congrégation Beth Israel fut fondée lorsqu'Isaac Cohen s'engagea à construire une synagogue dont la première pierre fut posée par son tout premier président, Simon Oberndorffer, le 10 octobre 1910. Pivot de la vie juive à Kingston, elle fut fréquentée jusqu'en 1955, année où la synagogue actuelle fut bâtie sur la rue Centre.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 10, 1910.
Location. 44° 13.968′ N, 76° 29.097′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on Queen Street east of Montreal Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, in front of the Springer Memorial Parking Lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Queen Street, Kingston ON K7K 1A7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Churchyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Molly Brant (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover the History of the Anna Lane Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Burial Ground 1783-1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop Alexander Macdonell (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Kingston Post Office / Bureau de Poste de Kingston (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); René-Amable Boucher 1735-1812 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The First Meeting of the Executive Council of Upper Canada (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Also see . . . Beth Israel Congregation. Documented Jewish presence in Kingston dates from the (Submitted on January 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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