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Mt. Sinai Congregation

First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Wyoming

 
 
Mt. Sinai Congregation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger
1. Mt. Sinai Congregation Marker
Site of the first permanent Jewish house of worship in Wyoming.
Inscription. The first Permanent Jewish Synagogue in Wyoming was erected in 1915 by Cheyenne’s Mt. Sinai Congregation. German Jewish merchants came to Cheyenne starting in 1867, organized but were unable to build a Synagogue. After 1900, with the arrival of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe it became possible to both organize and build. This Synagogue was replaced by one at 2610 Pioneer which was dedicated in 1949. Jewish settlement in Wyoming has been called the furthermost reaches of the Jewish Diaspora since it represented settlement far removed from the limitations that had been placed on Judaism in Germany and Russia. Jewish participation in the life of Cheyenne and Wyoming has made the slogan “The Equality State” more meaningful.
 
Erected 2007 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Wyoming State Historical Society, Mt. Sinai Congregation.
 
Location. 41° 8.127′ N, 104° 49.192′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker is on Pioneer near 20th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cheyenne WY 82001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cattle Barons & Business Giants (about 400 feet away,
Stained glass window, Mt. Sinai Congregation image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger
2. Stained glass window, Mt. Sinai Congregation
measured in a direct line); Durant Bell (about 500 feet away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Site of Cheyenne's Carnegie Public Library -- 1901-1966 (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named St. Marks Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cheyenne - Ft. Laramie - Deadwood Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cheyenne Opera House and Territorial Library (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheyenne.
 
Also see . . .  The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation. The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation is a non-profit, volunteer organization. The purpose of the Society is to identify and recognize sites of American Jewish Historical interest. The Society sponsors and promotes programs of local and national historic interest. Cooperating with local Historical Societies, Communities, Churches and Synagogues, the Society encourages dialogue and interactive recognition of the commonality
Mt. Sinai Congregation marker dedication image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger, circa 2007
3. Mt. Sinai Congregation marker dedication
of the American Experience. (Submitted on February 1, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Jewish Americans, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mt. Sinai, synagogue
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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