Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul

In 1856, eight German-Jewish families in St. Paul founded the first Jewish congregation in Minnesota. It was called Mount Zion Hebrew Association. In 2012, Mount Zion Temple had 1,000 members. The synagogue building on Summit Avenue in St. Paul was designed by internationally recognized architect Erich Mendelsohn.

Black and white photograph of Albert Minda, rabbi of Temple Israel, Minneapolis, 1921–1963, undated.

Rabbi Albert Minda

Albert Minda, rabbi of Temple Israel, Minneapolis, 1921–1963, undated.

Black and white photograph of the interior of Temple Israel, Minneapolis.

Interior of Temple Israel, Minneapolis

Interior of Temple Israel, Minneapolis.

Black and white photograph of service at Temple Israel, Minneapolis. Photographed in 1964.

Service at Temple Israel, Minneapolis

Service at Temple Israel, Minneapolis, 1964.

Black and white photograph of Participants in a patriotic pageant held at Temple Israel in Minneapolis, c.1939.

Temple Israel (Minneapolis) pageant

Participants in a patriotic pageant held at Temple Israel in Minneapolis, c.1939.

Black and white photograph of Funeral of Rabbi Samuel Deinard, Temple Israel, Minneapolis, October 16, 1921.

Funeral of Samuel Deinard

Funeral of Rabbi Samuel Deinard, Minneapolis, October 16, 1921.

Black and white photograph of Temple Israel, Minneapolis, c.1916.

Temple Israel, Minneapolis, c.1916

Photograph of the third building used by Temple Israel in Minneapolis taken c.1916. The building stood at the corner of Tenth Street and Fifth Avenue. It was built on the same site as the previous Temple Israel building, which was made of wood and burned to the ground in a fire in 1902. The new stone structure pictured was completed the next year, in 1903. This would serve as Temple Israel's home until the dedication of a fourth building in 1928.

Black and white photograph of Samuel Deinard.

Samuel Deinard

Samuel Deinard, c.1905.

Black and white photograph of Temple Israel, Minneapolis, 1890.

Temple Israel, Minneapolis, 1890

Temple Israel at its Tenth Street and Fifth Avenue South location in Minneapolis. Photographed in 1890. The building was constructed in 1888 after the land lease on a previous building expired.

Black and white photograph of Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, 1963.

Temple Israel, Minneapolis

Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, 1963. The building was completed in 1928, having been built on top of a Temple House that had served as a location for meetings and classrooms.

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