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ABOUT US


United Orthodox Synagogues, commonly referred to as UOS, is a Modern Orthodox congregation located in a beautiful and affordable residential area close to the Texas Medical Center, Rice University and the cultural and central business district of Houston. Our current membership is approximately 300 families and spans all generations. 

UOS believes in the philosophy of Torah u'Mada, commitment to Torah, halakhah, and the quest for kedushah, holiness and spiritual growth. Like other Modern Orthodox institutions, UOS values open intellectual inquiry and expression in both the secular and religious arenas; engagement with the social, political and technological realities of the modern world; recognition and deep appreciation of the religious significance of the State of Israel; and the unity of the Jewish community at large. UOS is affiliated with the Orthodox Union and Yeshiva University and other major Orthodox institutions in the United States. For more information on our team click here. For the President's message click here, and for the Rabbi's welcome click here.

OUR MISSION


United Orthodox Synagogues recognizes that becoming religiously observant is a path where no one should be made to feel uncomfortable, regardless of their level of observance and Jewish knowledge. We strive to be a home-away-from-home for our congregants, offering worship, educational opportunities and community support in Houston, while remaining committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment to all Jews who share a desire to develop their knowledge of Judaism and commitment to their faith. 

OUR HISTORY


United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston was formed in 1965 when three separate shuls, Adath Emeth, Adath Israel and Beth Jacob merged into one congregation and adopted that name. The oldest of those, Adath Israel was founded in 1905 at a time when the 'Galveston Movement', which sought to redirect Jewish immigration away from New York towards the center of the country through the Texas port, brought hundreds of Jews to Houston between 1905 and 1914. 

Today, our community is home to over 300 families spanning across all generations and continues to grow. 

Interested in joining? Email Jeff for more information about our synagogue membership. 

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