They’d tell the story of laughter, of music, and of joy.
Of shared memories and meaningful moments.
Of guests, visitors and congregants, passing below to pray in hushed whispers for over a century.
Built in the 1850’s as the Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, the Emunath Israel Congregation acquired the space in 1920. During this transition, the congregation installed stained glass windows as a tribute to their vibrant culture and community.
Founded in 1865, The Chelsea Hall has a long and beautiful history as a focal point of Jewish life.
During its heyday, The Chelsea Shul primarily served working Jews in the garment industries, an earnest congregation with traditional values. On high holidays, close to 800 congregants would come to say Yizkor, a prayer for departed loved ones.
It also served as a place of celebration for its numerous congregants, hosting weddings, bar mitzvahs, births and more.
For over a century, Chelse Hall has absorbed the music, laughter, and joy of thousands of celebrations.
Today, it serves as both an active prayer hall and beloved and sophisticated event space to the community it’s a part of.