Mount Zion Temple

Mount Zion Temple

Mount Zion Temple

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Mount Zion Temple is a Reform synagogue located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1856 as Mount Zion Hebrew Association, it was the first Jewish congregation in Minnesota. The congregation was formed before the statehood of Minnesota in 1858.

Early on the congregation was divided by a group called Ahabath Ahim,Olitzky, Kerry M.; Raphael, Marc Lee. The American Synagogue: A Historical Dictionary and Sourcebook, Greenwood Press, June 30, 1996, ISBN 978-0-313-28856-2, pp. 189-191. 1871 was the year Rabbi Leopold Wintner began as Mount Zion's first and Minnesota's first Rabbi. In 1871, the congregation built the first Synagogue in the state.Rosenblum, Gene H. Jewish Pioneers of St. Paul, 1849-1874 Arcadia Publishing, 2001, ISBN 073851862X, p. 79.Berman, Hyman; Mack Schloff, Linda. Jews in Minnesota, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002, ISBN 0873514181Rosenblum, Gene. The Lost Jewish Community of the West Side Flats, 1882-1962, Arcadia Publishing, 2002, ISBN 0738519863, p. 59-60.

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