US History

US History

The United Synagogue - A Brief Timeline

1690 - Foundation of the Great Synagogue

1707 - Hambro' Synagogue established

1761 - New Synagogue established

1837 - New Synagogue moves to Great St. Helens

1845 - Nathan Marcus Adler becomes Chief Rabbi

1855 - Central Synagogue established

1863 - Bayswater Synagogue established

1870 - The five Ashkenazi Synagogues join to form the United Synagogue

1891 - Hermann Marcus Adler succeeds his father as Chief Rabbi

1913 - Joseph Herman Hertz becomes Chief Rabbi

1914 - US comprises 21 communities

1931-38 - Nineteen more communities join

1939 - US comprises 52 communities

1945-55 - Thirty more communities join

1948 - Israel Brodie becomes Chief Rabbi

1967 - Immanuel Jakobovits becomes Chief Rabbi

1991 - Jonathan Sacks becomes Chief Rabbi

1995 - 125th Anniversary Celebrations

2003 - Launch of Tribe for United Synagogue Youth

2005 – Simon Hochhauser elected President of the United Synagogue

2008 - US comprises over 60 communities

2010 - Launch of US Living and Learning

2011 - Stephen Pack elected President of the United Synagogue

2012 - Ephraim Mirvis Announced as next Chief Rabbi

2013 - Ephraim Mirvis is installed as new Chief Rabbi

2017 - Michael Goldstein elected President of the United Synagogue