Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Ahavas Sholom

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant, Level II
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $103,128 (2002); $23,332 (2001)
Grant Recipient: Congregation Ahavas Sholom
County: Essex
Municipality: Newark
Ahavas Sholom Synagogue, constructed in 1923, is the last active historic synagogue in Newark, and one of only two Jewish congregations in the city. The building's street-front exterior features Classically inspired design elements and symmetry, and the worship space exhibits one of the oldest existing tabernacle arks in the state.

The Trust grant helped fund the exterior restoration work and the addition of a barrier-free entrance.  The 2001 Trust grant helped fund construction documents for exterior restoration.

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