Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Congregation B'Nai Israel
(Children of Israel)
—First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Tennesee —
The establishment of Congregation Children of Israel, in Tennessee, affirmed the American principles of freedom of religion and assembly.
Erected 2009 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Shelby County Historical Commission, Temple Israel.
Location. 35° 9.074′ N, 90° 3.023′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Exchange Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Josiah T. Settle (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casey Jones (about 600 feet away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Criminal Courts Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lauderdale Courts / Presley Family at Lauderdale Courts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shelby County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. This page has been viewed 429 times since then. Last updated on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos: 1. submitted on , by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. 2. submitted on , by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.