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Temple B'Nai Isreal

 
 
Temple B'Nai Isreal Marker<br>Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 18, 2014
1. Temple B'Nai Isreal Marker
Front
Inscription.
Front
Anderson's Jewish Community dates to the antebellum era but grew significantly after 1900 with the arrival of several families from Eastern Europe. This congregation founded as Temple B'nai Israel (Sons of Israel) as early as 1911. It held services in the Masonic Temple on the square and a number of other buildings in downtown Anderson before the construction of this synagogue in 1948.

Reverse
After World War II, with the Jewish population of Anderson almost doubling in number since 1937, the congregation needed a permanent home. This 150-seat sanctuary, with classrooms, a social hall, and a kitchen, was completed in 1945, when the congregation numbered 20 to 25 families. B'nai Israel's first Torah, from Russia, had belonged to Sam Poliakoff's maternal grandparents.
 
Erected 2014 by Temple B'Nai Israel. (Marker Number 4-41.)
 
Location. 34° 30.95′ N, 82° 39.067′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on North Oakland Avenue north of East Peachtree Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1302 North Oakland Avenue, Anderson SC 29621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking
Temple B'Nai Isreal Marker<br>Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 18, 2014
2. Temple B'Nai Isreal Marker
Reverse
distance of this marker. Virginia "Jennie" Gilmer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Girls High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Old Reformer" Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Lawrence Orr (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orr Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Boy High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Reformer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frierson School House (approx. 0.4 miles away); McGee Harness Shop (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Temple B'Nai Isreal of Anderson. (Submitted on September 21, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Historical Marker Dedication Photos and Remarks. Marker Dedication Ceremony photos with remarks by Dr. Robert Kimmel, March 17, 2013. (Submitted on September 21, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Find-a-Grave Entry for Sam Poliakoff. (Submitted on September 21, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
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Temple B'Nai Isreal Marker<br>Temple B'Nai Israel in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 18, 2014
3. Temple B'Nai Isreal Marker
Temple B'Nai Israel in Background
Temple B'Nai Isreal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 18, 2014
4. Temple B'Nai Isreal Marker
Temple B'Nai Isreal and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 18, 2014
5. Temple B'Nai Isreal and Marker
Temple B'Nai Isreal<br>South Window Detail image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 18, 2014
6. Temple B'Nai Isreal
South Window Detail
Holocaust Memorial<br>Located near the southside of the synagogue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 18, 2014
7. Holocaust Memorial
Located near the southside of the synagogue
Dedicated to the memory of the lives
lost and affected by the Holocaust.
This monument stands as a testament
to the enduring strength of our people
in the midst of adversity and persecution.
Holocaust Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 18, 2014
8. Holocaust Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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