Day 825

Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom

April 3rd, 2014

In its former life as the Borough Park Presbyterian Church, this structure (presumably without all the siding) was located on the corner of 46th Street and 15th Avenue, where the brick building at left now stands. In 1919, it was purchased by the Progressive Synagogue (a predecessor of the current synagogue), which decided to move the old church to this spot and sell the corner lot to help pay off its debt.

Now, almost a century later, Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom is the last Reform congregation left in heavily Orthodox Borough Park, making it an object of curiosity and/or disdain to some of its Hasidic neighbors.


  1. Sandi says:

    A gogueachurch this time?

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