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The Kerhonkson Synagogue

About Our Shul


 Originally established in 1922 as an orthodox synagogue by early Jewish farmers and entrepeneurs, The Kerhonkson Synagogue is now a small egalitarian 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. We have approximately 40 families, many of whom are second generation members.  Our community is warm and friendly, welcoming to all who enter.

The Shabbat kiddish is a feast! 

The Kopp Community Center hosts an active senior group, Reb Sally's  classes and holiday celebrations.  We also maintain a cemetery for our members and their families.


Our beautiful sanctuary, included on the National Listing of  Historic Places, is recognized for its architecture and is a window into 100 years of Jewish Life in the  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'

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