United Hebrew Congregation
Founded in 1837, United Hebrew Congregation is the oldest Jewish congregation in the state and claims to be the oldest west of the Mississippi River. At the time of its founding, it was the 20th synagogue in the country at the time. Today, it is a large, vibrant congregation with many opportunities for members to socialize, attend various community-building and educational programming, and participate in social justice activities. The congregation also offers religious schooling (and Hebrew classes) for children from pre-K to 12th grade. United Hebrew is a Reform congregation and today reads the first Torah written by a woman scribe.
Backstory and Context
Photo: Jewish Museum of the American West