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Beth Israel Synagogue

 
 
Beth Israel Synagogue Marker<br>(<i>side 1 • faces north • synagogue on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
1. Beth Israel Synagogue Marker
(side 1 • faces north • synagogue on left)
Inscription.  
(side 1)
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 private homes and later in the Masonic Hall on Bay St., with some ceremonial functions held in the Beaufort Arsenal on Craven St.
(Continued on other side)

(side 2)
(Continued from other side)
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.
Sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society, 2013

 
Erected 2013 by Beaufort County Historical Society. (Marker Number
Beth Israel Synagogue Marker<br>(<i>side 2 • faces south • synagogue on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
2. Beth Israel Synagogue Marker
(side 2 • faces south • synagogue on right)
7-44.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 25.974′ N, 80° 40.247′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Scott Street south of North Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located near the sidewalk, just inside the fence, directly in front of the subject building, at the southwest corner of the property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Scott Street, Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Meat Market & Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Beaufort Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon 1646-1686 (within shouting distance of this marker); Beaufort Female Benevolent Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Smalls (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tabernacle Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Berean Church / J. I. Washington Branch Library (about 600 feet away); The Sam Levin Building (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Beth Israel Synagogue Marker<br>(<i>side 1; wide view; Beaufort Arsenal left; Scott St. right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
3. Beth Israel Synagogue Marker
(side 1; wide view; Beaufort Arsenal left; Scott St. right)
Beth Israel Synagogue Marker<br>(<i>side 2; wide view; synagogue in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
4. Beth Israel Synagogue Marker
(side 2; wide view; synagogue in background)
Beth Israel Synagogue Menorah Gate image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
5. Beth Israel Synagogue Menorah Gate
Beth Israel Synagogue (<i>front view from Scott Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
6. Beth Israel Synagogue (front view from Scott Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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