Temple Emanuel, Denver

Temple Emanuel, Denver

The Temple Emanuel (translated from Hebrew as “God is with us”) is the former home to Denver's oldest Jewish congregation, established in 1874.

The current building on Pearl Street was the congregation's third synagogue and was constructed in 1898–1899 to a design by John J Humphreys. It was then further expanded in 1924 by Thielman Robert Wieger.

Temple Emanuel is the only synagogue in Denver and Colorado designed in the Eastern-Islamic style. The use of this style for synagogues was brought to America by German Jews. When the Temple was built, the congregation was largely made up of German and American Jews.

As "Temple Emanuel", the building was designated a Denver Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

As of 2013, the property has been housing the Denver Community Church.

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Sight Name: Temple Emanuel
Sight Location: Denver, USA (See walking tours in Denver)
Sight Type: Religious
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