In what is the ever changing face of the Bronx, a synagogue, Temple Emanuel, has closed after almost 80 years of service to the Jewish community and beyond of Parkchester.

Hard to believe but at one point, the Bronx boasted the largest Jewish population of the 5 boroughs. A drive, walk or a ride on the El will surely take you past a dozen or so of former synagogues now mostly serving various Christian denominations. Now, the great borough to the north is home to a predominantly Latino population.


Our sincerest sympathies are with the congregation of Temple Emanuel of Parkchester on the closing of their house of worship in what must be a sad and difficult day for the community.

Check out Dan Beekman’s article on the closure of Temple Emanuel of Parkchester.

Parkchester’s last synagogue shuttered

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