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  • Touro Synagogue - Newport, Rhode Island. The oldest synagogue in North America
  • Adas Israel Congregation - Washington, DC
  • Ohev Sholom Synagogue - Washington, DC
  • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue - Charleston, SC. Second oldest synagogue in the USA & the oldest in continuous use.
  • KAM Synagogue - Chicago, IL
  • Tikvat Israel Congregation - Rockville, MD
  • Postcard depicting Temple Beth Israel in San Francisco after the earthquake in 1906.
  • Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City
  • Postcard, postmarked 1908, depicts the synagogue in Gloversville, NY.
  • New York City's Park East Synagogue was created as a German Orthodox congregation in 1890.
  • The Lake Placid Synagogue in New York's Adirondack Park.
  • Beth Joseph Synagogue - Tupper Lake, New York. Built in 1905 and still in use.
  • Tifereth Israel Synagogue - Cleveland, Ohio
  • Beth Sholom Synagogue - Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Only syngagogue ever designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it was completed in 1959.
  • Temple Israel - Charleston, West Virginia
  • Temple Israel - Miami, Florida. Dates from 1926
  • "The Temple" reform synagogue - Atlanta, Georgia. Dedicated in 1877.
  • Postcard (1951) depicting Temple Sholom - Chicago, Illinois
  • Touro Synagogue - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Eutaw Place Synagogue (Congregation Oheb Shalom) - Baltimore, Maryland. Dedicated in 1892.
  • Congregation Kesser Israel - Springfield, Mass. The Orthodox shul, dedicated in 1921, is still in use.
  • B'nai Yehuda Synagogue - Kansas City, Missouri. Built in 1908, it was later relocated in Overland Park, Kansas.

Sources: Touro Synagogue photo - Eyes of Glory
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue photo - NationalPark Service
Tikvat Israel, KAM photos - HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library (© Jono David Media)
Temple Beth Israel, San Francisco photo - Judaica Philatelic Resources
Gloversville Synagogue (NY), Temple Sholom (Il), Touro (LA), Eutaw Place (MD), B'nai Yehuda (MS) - Judaica Philatelic Resources
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue photo courtesy of David Richter.
Tifereth Israel (Cleveland) photo - Arnold Berger
Temple Israel (West Virginia) photo - Julian H. Preisler, West Virginia Jewish History
All other photos - Jewish Buffalo

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