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Congregation Beth Israel

“Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself” - Leviticus 19: 18

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
1. Congregation Beth Israel Marker
Inscription. A religious school was organized in the Nadler home for the children of 10 Jewish families in 1903. From these roots came the first formal worship service in 1908.

The cornerstone for the sanctuary was laid on March 8, 1922 with both Jewish and Masonic rites. The sanctification was celebrated on February 23, 1923.

While the dedication of the Zemurray Social Hall on March 25, 1960 was marred by a fire-bombing, the Congregation has steadfastly remained committed to both its Jewish heritage and its community.

Dedicated by Congregation Beth Israel and The Etowah County Historical Society 1998.
 
Erected 1998 by Etowah County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 0.844′ N, 86° 0.701′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and South 8th Street, on the right when traveling west on Chestnut Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 761 Chestnut Street, Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Etowah County, Alabama (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Hood House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gunn-Bellenger House
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By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
2. Congregation Beth Israel Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); William Luther Sibert Major General U.S. Army (Ret.) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eleventh Street School (approx. 0.4 miles away); The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gadsden Times-News Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gadsden Amphitheater (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gadsden.
 
Also see . . .  Congregation Beth Israel History. (Submitted on December 23, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
3. Congregation Beth Israel
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By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
4. Congregation Beth Israel Corner Stone
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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