Judaism

Judaism

Judaism

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Explore Judaism in Boston

In 1649, a Sephardic Jew named Solomon Franco arrived from New Amsterdam (later New York City) and became the first Jew to live in the Boston area. In 1852, Temple Ohabei Shalom became the first synagogue in the Boston area, marking the transition in Boston Jewish history between a record of Jewish individuals to a record of Jewish congregations and organizations. As of 2015, there are 248,000 Jews living in Boston.

Map of Jewish Centers in Boston