Day 38

The former Mosholu Jewish Center

February 6th, 2012

Led by the prominent Rabbi Herschel Schacter for more than five decades, it now houses the Msgr. Boyle Head Start program.


  1. Lorena says:

    Sad story it had to be closed and sold. It is great to see (by this picture) that the building, the 10 commandments in hebrew, the Menorah, the Star of David and the beautiful glass work, still remains standing in good condition for what once was a great place to worship the L-rd.

  2. sharon says:

    I always wonder why, when change overs like this happen, the succeeding religion keeps all the stuff from the original. Just seems very odd.

  3. alice brauer says:

    My family was an active member of the Temple for many years. My dad was on the board and we all attended the Rabbi’s wedding.
    We moved to Great Neck in 1952, but my father continued to be a paying member until the Jewish Center closed.
    My family is still trying to track down the memorial plaques that were in the sanctuary. Even spoke with the Rabbi’s son last year, but he was unable to shed light on what happened to them.

    • Maxine says:

      Interesting!….I grew up on East Mosholu Parkway until until we moved to Great Neck in 1955….My father was president of Mosholu Jewish Center under Rabbi Schactel….He used to take me to temple every Saturday.

    • Stephanie says:

      I just found this site. When the Moshulu Jewish Center closed my mother was able to get the stained glass window pane that she had made as a dedication to my grandfather when he passed away. It’s sitting packaged away in her apartment in Co-op City. But that was many years ago.

  4. Ellie Wilkinson says:

    I grew up around the corner on Decatur Ave. I remember the wonderful events for children in the temple.

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