Welcome to Kesher Israel

Set in the picturesque Society Hill neighborhood, Congregation Kesher Israel stands as a premier example of the quintessential American synagogue. The structure is found in one of the most historic areas of the Country, in the heart of almost one thousand original 18th century homes. Built as the Universalist Church in 1796 and converted into an immigrant Eastern European synagogue in 1889, this historic house of prayer has seen history march past and through its doors.

Why Choose Kesher Israel

Kesher Israel is among the oldest Ashkenazic congregations in the United States. Embracing change and welcoming each new generation has helped us flourish and grow in the 21st century.

We are an egalitarian, multigenerational congregation that welcomes diversity, spirituality and community. We value Jewish living and the communal principles of Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam.

Visit our beautiful building and see why Kesher Israel is the synagogue for you.