If you're looking for information about the present-day YMCA, see Downtown Oakland YMCA
If you're looking for information about the once separate YWCA and its historic building, see Young Women's Christian Association of Oakland

Young Men's Christian Association Business College, with Synagogue in the background (1892) 1

Describe the Young Men's Christian Association of Oakland here.

According to the 1887 Oakland Directory, the Young Men's Christian Association, which had rooms, presumably to rent, was located at 865 Broadway, Oakland. Isaiah Bray was the General Secretary, and the organization offered noonday prayer meetings, week days from 12:00 p.m. to 12: 45 p.m. Also conducted were young men's prayer meetings which were held on Monday evenings, from 7: 45 to 8:45 pm., with an address on Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

In about 1890, the YMCA built a business college at the northeast corner of Clay and 12th Streets, immediately adjacent to the First Hebrew Congregation's synagogue. Temple Sinai sold their building in 1895, and the American Foresters built a lodge in its place.

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  1. Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room and Maps Division