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That South Dakota not only has the fewest number of Jews in any state, they also make up the smallest percentage of the population – of any state?

That the first recorded settling of Jews in the South was during the gold rush of 1876?


That South Dakota is the only state not yet serviced by a permanent Chabad rabbi?

That every summer Chabad’s “Roving Rabbis” spend a month meeting one on one with every single Jew throughout the state?

That South Dakota is home to Mount Rushmore?


State Capital: Pierre

State Nickname: Mount Rushmore State

State Motto: Under God the people rule

State Flower: American Paquflower

State Bird: Ring-Necked Pheasant

First Shul: Mount Zion Congregation, Sioux Falls, circa 1903