“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Temple B'Nai Israel

(Children of Israel)


— First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Oklahoma —

Temple B'Nai Israel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jerry Klinger
1. Temple B'Nai Israel Marker

Jews have lived in Oklahoma since the mid 19th century. In 1903, Jews in Oklahoma City organized Temple B'Nai Israel. During its first few years, the congregation met at several local churches. The synagogue, located at 50 Broadway Circle, was dedicated on January 17, 1908. Temple B'Nai Israel remained in this building until 1955, when they moved to a new synagogue on North Pennsylvania Avenue. Temple B'Nai Israel affirmed the American principals of religion and assembly in Oklahoma.
Erected by Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Temple B'Nai Israel.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 17, 1908.
Location. 35° 31.217′ N, 97° 32.886′ W. Marker is near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on North Pennsylvania Avenue. Marker located adjacent to present Temple B'Nai Israel in Oklahoma City,
<i>Synagogue, Oklahoma City, Okla.</i> image. Click for full size.
courtesy of the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection, College of Charleston Libraries, circa 1920
2. Synagogue, Oklahoma City, Okla.
"Black-and-white photographic postcard of the exterior of the former location of Temple B'nai Israel in Oklahoma City."
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Oklahoma. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4901 N Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City OK 73112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam War Memorial in Oklahoma City (approx. 2 miles away); Milk Bottle Grocery (approx. 2 miles away); American Elm (approx. 3.2 miles away); George Washington Elm Tree (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tribute to Range Riders (approx. 3.2 miles away); Flags Flown Over Oklahoma (approx. 3.2 miles away); Oklahoma City Oil Field (approx. 3.2 miles away); Oklahoma Timeline (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
More about this marker. Marker funded by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation
Additional keywords. The first synagogue in Oklahoma.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 21, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.   2. submitted on May 28, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker installed and a wide shot of the marker and its surroundings. • Can you help?

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May. 17, 2022