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661 North 7th Street · Lafayette, IN 47901 · (765) 742-2113

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OUR PURPOSE
Sons of Abraham is a synagogue dedicated to Jewish religious observance, preserving our history, expanding our membership, building a more vigorous program of Jewish education, and participating in our community.

OUR ACTIVITIES
Events and activities at the synagogue and in congregants' homes are listed in the
Weekly Update and the Monthly Bulletin. The following is a partial list of some of our groups. What interests you? Get involved!

  • Synagogue Board
  • Shabbat and holiday meals at the Synagogue
  • Sisterhood
  • Lafayette Jewish Community Religious School
  • Yiddish Study Group
  • Adult Study Group
  • Chumash Study Group
  • Hadassah
  • Jewish Studies Program at Purdue University
  • Hillel at Purdue University

OUR HISTORY
Sons of Abraham Synagogue was founded in 1889 and formally chartered by the State of Indiana in 1892. The present home of the synagogue, at 661 N. 7th Street, Lafayette, was built in 1916 in a style that recalled the charming little synagogues of Europe, the continent that congregants had left behind when they journeyed to America to escape pogroms and build new lives. Since then, the synagogue membership has included refugees fleeing WWII, Holocaust survivors and their children, business people and professionals who came with their families to Lafayette to work, and faculty who came to teach and do research at Purdue University. Learn more about our history through the
archives.

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S.O.A.R.
Remarkable things are happening at Sons of Abraham synagogue these days. Project SOAR (Sons of Abraham Regeneration), a strategic, multi-year plan designed to promote development and ensure the continued success of the congregation, is well under way. Project SOAR endeavors include:

  • Structural Renovation—Improving the building's accessibility; renovating and beautifying the synagogue's interior and exterior; enhancing the building's safety.
  • Membership Growth—Promoting congregational growth in numbers by developing this new Web site, brochures, etc.
  • Jewish Education—Implementing a multifaceted program of Jewish education for preschoolers, children, teens, young adults, families, and senior adults.
  • History and Archives—Locating, organizing, cataloguing, and sharing with the larger community the congregation's rich historical archives that include oral histories, photographs, and documents.
  • KinderKorner—Further developing an activity center specifically designed for Jewish families with children.
  • Community Outreach—Programming to promote understanding within and between the congregation and the larger community.
Read more in the S.O.A.R. brochure by
downloading the brochure PDF.

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Many Jewish educational opportunities are available for our children. In addition to regular attendance at our Hebrew School and bar/bat mitzvah training, students are encouraged to participate in the Community Sunday School where many of the teachers come from our membership.

Our latest initiative for preschool through first grade children is the Lafayette Jewish Community Hebrew School which meets weekly on our premises. Please call the shul for more information.

DIRECTIONS & MAP
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