Woodbine Brotherhood Synagogue

612 Washington Ave., Woodbine, New Jersey

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Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

The Woodbine Brotherhood Synagogue was built by the Woodbine Brotherhood as the religious, cultural, and educational center of a colony of East European Jewish immigrants. Constructed entirely by the colonists on an American design, the Synagogue is symbolic of several basic characteristics of Woodbine. It is a response to the need for a place to practice a religion central to the life of the community. It expresses a cultural continuity in a new land, while also fusing American ways with East European tradition. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 1980
Reference number
80002479
Architectural style
Other architectural type; American
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - European; Exploration/Settlement; Architecture; Religion; Social History
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1896

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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