Bet Shalom Congregation, Minnetonka

Bet Shalom Congregation has offered worship services affiliated with Reform Judaism since 1981. Originally based in St. Louis Park, the congregation moved to Hopkins in 1985 and to Minnetonka in 2003.

Black and white photograph of a wedding held at Tifereth B’nai Jacob Congregation in Minneapolis c.1950.

Wedding at Tifereth B’nai Jacob Congregation, Minneapolis

Photograph of a wedding held at Tifereth B’nai Jacob Congregation in Minneapolis c.1950.

Black and white photograph of Tiferes Bnai Jacob Synagogue, 1948.

Tiferes Bnai Jacob Synagogue, 810 Elwood Avenue, Minneapolis

Photograph of the exterior of Tifereth B’nai Jacob Congregation at 810 Elwood Avenue in Minneapolis. Taken by the Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune in 1948.

Tifereth B'nai Jacob Congregation, Minneapolis

One of nearly a dozen early Orthodox Jewish congregations in North Minneapolis, Tifereth B'nai Jacob was founded by immigrants from Bessarabia. The congregation served the community for seventy years before merging with other synagogues and moving to St. Louis Park.

Black and white photograph of Sharei Zedeck Synagogue, Minneapolis, 1936.

Sharei Zedeck Synagogue, 726 Bryant Avenue North, razed for Sumner Field Project, Minneapolis

Sharei Zedeck Synagogue, Minneapolis, 1936. Photography by Joseph Zalusky.

Black and white photograph of Sharei Zedeck Synagogue, razed for Sumner Field Project, Minneapolis, 1936.

Sharei Zedeck Synagogue, 726 Bryant Avenue North, razed for Sumner Field Project, Minneapolis

Sharei Zedeck Synagogue, razed for Sumner Field Project, Minneapolis, 1936. Photograph by Joseph Zalusky.

Black and white photograph of the razing of Sharei Zedeck Synagogue, 726 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis, 1936.

Razing of Sharei Zedeck Synagogue, 726 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis

Razing of Sharei Zedeck Synagogue, 726 Bryant Ave. N, Minneapolis, 1936. Photograph by Joseph Zalusky.

Sharei Chesed Congregation, Minnetonka

Sharei Chesed (Gates of Kindness or Splendor) is a Conservative Jewish congregation in Minnetonka. It was created in 1969 when two North Minneapolis Orthodox congregations merged. They were Sharei Zedeck (Gates of Righteousness) and Gemelus Chesed (Providing Kindness).

Black and white photograph of congregants lighting candles on a cake at the fiftieth anniversary celebration for Kenesseth Israel Synagogue in Minneapolis, c.1935.

Kenesseth Israel Synagogue fiftieth anniversary celebration

Congregants lighting candles on a cake at the fiftieth anniversary celebration for Kenesseth Israel Synagogue in Minneapolis, c.1935.

Black and white image of Kenesseth Israel Orthodox Synagogue at 519 Fourth Street North in Minneapolis, 1934.

Kenesseth Israel Synagogue, Minneapolis

Kenesseth Israel Orthodox Synagogue at 519 Fourth Street North in Minneapolis, 1934.

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