Black and white image of Kenesseth Israel Orthodox Synagogue at 519 Fourth Street North in Minneapolis, 1934.

Kenesseth Israel Synagogue, Minneapolis

Kenesseth Israel Orthodox Synagogue at 519 Fourth Street North in Minneapolis, 1934.

Black and white photograph of Kenesseth Israel Synagogue in Minneapolis, c.1900.

Kenesseth Israel Synagogue, Minneapolis

Exterior of Kenesseth Israel Synagogue in Minneapolis c.1900.

Kenesseth Israel Congregation, St. Louis Park

Kenesseth Israel (Assembly of Israel) is the oldest Orthodox Jewish congregation in Minnesota. Founded in 1891, it was the first congregation on Minneapolis' North Side.

Photograph taken at the bar mitzvah of Leland Fleisher at Adath Jeshurun Synagogue in Minneapolis.

Bar mitzvah of Leland Fleisher at Adath Jeshurun Synagogue

Photograph taken at the bar mitzvah of Leland Fleisher at Adath Jeshurun Synagogue in Minneapolis. With Fleisher are Rabbi Morris Gordon (left) and Cantor Morris Amsel (right). Created by Makler Photography on January 26, 1952.

Aerial color photograph of Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville. Created by Henry Anderl c.1960.

Saint John's Abbey and University, Collegeville.

Aerial color photograph of Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville. Created by Henry Anderl c.1960.

Photograph of the Reverend Billy Graham speaking at the stage door of the Minneapolis Auditorium.

Billy Graham at the Minneapolis Auditorium

Photograph of the Reverend Billy Graham speaking at the stage door of the Minneapolis Auditorium. Taken in September of 1950 by a Minneapolis Tribune photographer.

Photograph of First Baptist Church, Minneapolis

First Baptist Church, Minneapolis

Photograph of First Baptist Church at Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. Created by William H. Jacoby in 1878.

Cathedral of St. Paul

Photograph taken on December 27, 1889 of the interior of the second Cathedral of St. Paul decorated for the consecration of three bishops: Father John Shanley, Father Joseph Cotter, and Father James McGolrick.

How Religion Has Shaped the State

Tradition, Schism, and Continuity in Minnesota’s Communities of Faith

Expert Essay: Doug Rossinow, Professor of History at Metropolitan State University, discusses the faith-based traditions, leaders, and organizations that have shaped the history of religion in Minnesota.

Black and white photograph of Minneapolis Talmud Torah at 725 Fremont Avenue North in Minneapolis, c.1950.

Minneapolis Talmud Torah

Minneapolis Talmud Torah at 725 Fremont Avenue North in Minneapolis, c.1950.

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