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Congregation Emanu-El

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Location 2 Lake Street, San Francisco, California, United States
Phone number 415 751-2535
Country United States
City San Francisco
Address 2 Lake Street, San Francisco, California

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Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 37.78715,-122.45975

Summary

Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco, California, is one of the two oldest Jewish congregations in California.

During the Gold Rush in 1849, a small group of Jews held the first High Holy Days services on the west coast of the United States in San Francisco. This group of traders and merchants founded Congregation Emanu-El sometime in 1850, and its charter was issued in April, 1851. The 16 signatories were mostly German Jews from Bavaria.

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