The Kerhonkson Synagogue

About Our Shul

 Originally established in 1922 as an orthodox synagogue by Jewish farmers and entrepeneurs, The Kerhonkson Synagogue is an egalitarian and inclusive community whose members draw from a variety of Jewish backgrounds.  We are blessed to have Sally Shore Wittenberg as our religious leader and services are creative and musical, yet reflective of tradition. The congregation of approximately 40 families, many of whom are second generation members is warm, 

friendly and welcoming to all who enter.

The Shabbat kiddish is a feast! 

The Kopp Community Center hosts a variety of activities.  Currently, an active senior group meets Tuesdays for lunch,  a movie night and Hanukkah party are also planned.  

Our Burial Society maintains a cemetery for members and their families.  

Our beautiful sanctuary, included on the National Listing of  Historic Places, is recognized for its achitecture and is a window into the past history of Jewish farming communities in the area.

Did you know?  The building of our synagogue is the culminating event in the book  Jew Boy in Goy Town and our sanctuary served as a location in the movie  Dovid Meyer!

These articles feature our shul :

 *Kerhonkson Synagogue Gets Historic Designation

 Barbara Goodstein, 'The Most Original Sculptor of Her Generation'