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KAM Isaiah Israel


5039 S. Greenwood Ave.


Hyde Park


Sat, Oct 13: 1pm - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible


Alfred S. Alschuler, 1924


KAM (Kehilath Anshe Maarav) Isaiah Israel is the oldest Jewish congregation in the Midwest. KAM was founded in 1847 and had several locations in Chicago before settling in Hyde Park. In 1971, KAM merged with Temple Isaiah Israel and moved into Isaiah Israel’s building on East Hyde Park Boulevard—across the street from former President Obama’s home. The synagogue’s architecture was inspired by Byzantine structures and an ancient synagogue in Tiberias, Israel. In 2009, the congregation founded an interfaith food justice program which annually grows thousands of pounds of food for those in need on Chicago's south side.

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See inside Hyde Park's most beautiful synagogue and learn about the congregation's community-focused food justice program.

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