Swedish Mission

Court & Seventh Streets
Sioux City, IA 51103

Builder: Reuter Organ Co., Op. 90, circa 1920.
Manuals: 2
Ranks: Unknown
Action: Electro-pneumatic

Notes: This historic letter, from a Rabbi Rabinowitz, may be the building were the Swedish Mission began.

"The Sioux City Jewish community met in an old discarded Swedish church on Court and Seventh Streets in the early 1925. Rent was only $50.00 a month. It had no facilities. No social hall, no office building, no library, nothing. Merely a hall with benches. We began at once to educate for the erection of a modern building which would furnish us classrooms, social hall, library, offices. Within two years the sum of $100,000 was raised and a modern Shaare Zion Synagogue on Douglas and 16th Street was dedicated on September 14, 1927."

Chris Leaver (Reuter) and Organ Historical Society as of 2005.