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Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Adath Israel Synagogue

 
 
Adath Israel Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 3, 2018
1. Adath Israel Synagogue Marker
Inscription.
Adath Israel Synagogue

Congregation Adath Israel Synagogue served Woodbridge’s Jewish community from 1907 until its 2006 merger with Congregation Neve Shalom of Metuchen. The Conservative congregation first High Holy Days services were celebrated by a small group at Kendle’s Hall, near the Route 1/9 intersection.

The Congregation was formally chartered in 1914 and the first permanent synagogue erected on School Street in 1923 with a Hebrew School added in 1939. In 1945, Rabbi Samuel Newberger was hired as the first full-time rabbi; in 1949, Adath Israel moved to a new building at 424 Amboy Avenue on land donated by local businessman Abraham Neiss.

At its peak, Adath Israel included 350 families and numerous religious and social organizations including Kadima, Hadassah, Choral Group and Men’s Club along with a community center. The post-World War II upsurge in Woodbridge Townships population saw three other synagogues rise before dwindling membership brought mergers with other temples – Beth Shalom in Iselin, B’nai Jacob in Avenel and Beth Am in Colonia.

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Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission
 
Erected 2013 by Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location.
Adath Israel Synagogue Marker location image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 11, 2018
2. Adath Israel Synagogue Marker location
Heards Brook is in the background.
40° 33.343′ N, 74° 16.998′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Amboy Avenue (Route 35) near S Park Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodbridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Cross Keys Tavern (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Cross Keys Tavern (about 500 feet away); United States Post Office (about 500 feet away); George Washington’s Inauguration (about 700 feet away); Great Woodbridge Train Wreck of 1951 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodbridge Township (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodbridge Police Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Adath Israel Synagogue site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 11, 2018
3. Adath Israel Synagogue site
Across S Park Drive from the marker, the site is now a veterinary office.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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