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Oheb Shalom Congregation

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Oheb Shalom (Hebrew: Lovers of Peace) is a Conservative synagogue in South Orange, New Jersey.[1]

The congregation was founded in 1860. It's 1884 Moorish Revival building in Newark, New Jersey is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2][3] [4]

The present building, in South Orange, was constructed in 1958.[5] The speakers at the dedication of the congregation's 1911 Neo-Classical[6] building were Solomon Schechter, President of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the then Governor of New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson.[7]


The Oheb Sholom Cemetery is located at 1321 North Broad Street in Hillside, New Jersey. The word Shalom is purposely spelled with an "o" to signify that it is technically unaffiliated with the synagougue. [8] [9]


  1. South Orange, By Naoma Welk, Arcadia Publishing, 2002, p. 118
  2. "A History of the City of Newark, New Jersey.", embracing Practically Two and a Half Centuries 1666 - 1913, published by the Lewis Historical Publishing Col. New York & Chicago, in 1913
  3. Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure: Update on United States Nineteenth Century Synagogues, Mark W. Gordon, American Jewish History 84.1 (1996) 11-27 [1]
  4. "Sanctuary's Fate in the Balance," New York times, May 30, 1993 [2]
  9. 40°41′43″N 74°12′47″W / 40.6953°N 74.2130°W / 40.6953; -74.2130

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Coordinates: 40°44′55″N 74°15′18″W / 40.7486°N 74.2551°W / 40.7486; -74.2551Template:New Jersey-stub

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