Beginning October 8 our 10:00 a.m. worship service and 9:00 a.m. Sunday School will be held at Mickve Israel Synagogue. Childcare available.
Worship Location and Times
Along with significant progress on exterior painting, restoration work on the sanctuary continues with preparations for installation of the new HVAC system in the sanctuary and in Crumley Hall now underway. As anticipated, we are no longer able to utilize Crumley Hall for worship. After considering options for alternate worship locations, the Church Council has accepted the kind offer extended by Rabbi Robert Haas of Congregation Mickve Israel to hold our Sunday services in their worship space beginning on Sunday, October 8. This will enable us to continue with one combined service at 10:00 a.m. with fellowship and other activities following in the 11:00 a.m. hour. Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:00 a.m.
A nursery for infants and toddlers is available during Sunday services. If you do choose to use the nursery, know that your children will be well-loved and cared for. If you would rather have your children in worship, know that they are most welcome. We know children make noise – we think it is a joyful noise!
Many of our members will remember Ascension utilizing the worship space in the synagogue some 20 years ago while maintenance in our facilities was completed. Designed by the nationally known New York architect, Henry G. Harrison, the synagogue was built in a pure neo-Gothic style and consecrated on April 11, 1878, one year prior to the completion of Ascension’s historic sanctuary building.
Congregation Mickve Israel is located on Bull Street opposite Monterey Square between E. Gordon Street and E. Wayne Street. Our members and guests should primarily use the Bull Street entrance to the sanctuary; however, an accessible entrance from E. Gordon Street is located on the north side of the building and an elevator services the sanctuary level. Accessible bathrooms located on the second floor are also served by this elevator. There is on-street parking in the area around the synagogue. Alternatively, those who wish to park in Ascension’s lot or who are accustomed to parking in the State Street garage at Drayton and State would walk to Wright Square, then turn south on Bull Street to Monterey Square, which is the fourth square south.
For information about the history of Congregation Mickve Israel, visit https://www.mickveisrael.org/museum-and-tours/the-story-of-mickve-israel.