Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#221: United Hebrew Congregation

  • First Jewish congregation established west of the Mississippi River
  • There is no known year when this was organized (their Facebook page says 1837), although historians debate on it
  • Like most religious organizations and groups, they have moved around quite a bit since their inception. They started on 5th St. and Broadway in 1848.
  • This facility consists of a Religious School, Hebrew School, Early Childhood Center and Youth Camp.
  • The current location at Conway Road opened its doors in 1977.

The cake, decorated by Henryk Ptasiewicz, which focuses on the location:

UPDATE (1/25/2016): The cake still stands outside the place. It was at the front entrance for a long time, but it is now located in the back in the middle of a circle drive. Here is a photo:
Behind the building on 1/23/2016

United Hebrew Congregation on FB
Wikipedia link
Official website

13788 Conway Road, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63141
Cake artist: Henryk Ptasiewicz

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