Congregation Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth
Congregation Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth is Delaware's oldest Jewish congregation. Its first location, a Lutheran church building purchased in 1898, was the state's first synagogue. The congregation was originally founded as a traditional community called Adas Kodesch in 1885. The congregation still espouses traditional Judaism—somewhere in between Orthodox and Reform Judaism—and takes an active role in supporting its members. It also offers youth and adult classes, Hebrew language classes, a Hebrew school, and other programs.
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