A Message From Temple Shalom

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Our History

 

History of Temple Shalom

In 1957, Reform Jews in the towns of Norwalk and Westport originally intended to found a Reform Synagogue for both communities, but soon after its inception, the congregation split into two separate congregations: Temple Israel in  Westport and Temple Shalom in Norwalk.  Temple Shalom's building, designed by architect Herbert Oppenheimer, was constructed in 1963 as a one room synagogue.  Over the years, the building has seen several renovations and expansions to include its school wing, offices, and sanctuary.


History of Our Area

Fairfield County, CT has a rich Jewish history.  As a close neighbor to New York City, the area has been through many different periods of Jewish immigration.  For information on the history of our region, we urge you to look through the information provided by the Jewish Historical Society of Lower Fairfield County.