The Frankford Synagogue

When I was the Stearne school a few weeks ago for career day, I was chatting with Terry Weck, the math coordinator, about Frankford history.  She grew up in the neighborhood and had lots of memories of things that aren’t there anymore.

adath-zionOne building that is still here is the former Synagogue on the 4300 block of Paul Street.  It was called Adath Zion and was built to serve the numerous Jewish merchants who had businesses along Frankford Avenue.  You can preview the book “The Jewish Community Under the Frankford El” By Allen Meyers and Carl Nathans on Google here.  The synagogue  moved up to Pennway Street in 1956.

Interesting note on how people come and go in a neighborhood.  The city is always reshaping itself.