James Madison Park
|James Madison Park|
|Area||12.63-acre (51,100 m2)|
|Operated by||City of Madison|
Gates of Heaven Synagogue
The park is the home of the Gates of Heaven Synagogue (Shaarei Shamayim). The 1863 building, a popular site for weddings of all faiths, is the eighth-oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States. In the 1970s it was purchased by the city, restored, and moved to the park.
Bernard - Hoover Boat House
- James Madison Park - City of Madison Parks
- Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure: Update on United States Nineteenth Century Synagogues, Mark W. Gordon, American Jewish History 84.1 (1996) 11-27 . 2019 article update.
- In new space, Madison’s Shaarei Shamayim comes full circle Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine Andrea Waxman, Jewish Chronicle, September 25th, 2008
- Gates of Heaven Celebrates 25 Years in James Madison Park
- Historical Marker
- Boathouse finder article on Bernard-Hoover Boathouse