Beth Israel Synagogue
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N 32° 25.978 W 080° 40.247
17S E 530948 N 3588475
Historical marker located in Beaufort, SC.
Waymark Code: WM17WKY
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 04/13/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member BIO-HAZRD
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(Front) Beth Israel (House of Israel) Congregation was founded and chartered in 1905. Beaufort’s Jewish community dates before the American Revolution, but grew most rapidly from the 1880s to the 1930s as more families arrived from Eastern Europe. Services were held in 76 private homes and later in the Masonic Hall on Bay St., with some ceremonial functions held in the Beaufort Arsenal on Craven St.

(Reverse) This frame synagogue was built by members of the congregation and dedicated in 1908, in ceremonies conducted by Rabbis J.J. Simonhoff of Charleston and George Solomon of Savannah. In 1910 the congregation bought a tract on Bladen St. for a cemetery that was
established in 1912 and is still in use today. Founded as an Orthodox congregation, Beth Israel became a Conservative congregation in 1949.
Marker Name: Beth Israel Synagogue

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 7-44

County: Beaufort

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