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KAM Isaiah Israel

Address

5080 S. Greenwood Ave.

Neighborhood

Hyde Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 12pm - 3pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 3pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Alfred S. Alschuler, 1924

Website

kamii.org

Description

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--though there is also a groovy midcentury chapel. 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.

Visitor Experience

See inside Hyde Park's most beautiful synagogue, across the street from the Obama family's Chicago home.