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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Synagogue

Owned by Congregation B'nai Israel

 
 
First Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
1. First Synagogue Marker
Inscription.  This was the site of the first synagogue on the Pacific Coast, dedicated on September 3, 1852. The building, prefabricated in Baltimore and shipped around Cape Horn in 1849, originally housed the Methodist Episcopal Church, whose trustees sold the edifice on June 4, 1852, to Alexander Myer, Joseph Levison, and Charles Freidman, officers of the Association of the Children of Israel (B'nai Israel). The congregation followed the Orthodox tradition until 1880, when it became an adherent of Reform Judaism.
 
Erected 1958 by California State Parks, Congregation B'nai Israel, and Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 654.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionLandmarksNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.72′ N, 121° 29.916′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on 7th Street south of L Street
First Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
2. First Synagogue Marker
, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leland Stanford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacramento Pioneers Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Stately Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heilbron House (approx. 0.2 miles away); California Mexican-American War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The California Peace Officers Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. The marker lays flat in the sidewalk on the east side of 7th Street at the alley.
 
Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
3. Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast Marker
Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
4. Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast Marker
7th Street image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
5. 7th Street
Looking North toward L Street From Marker.
Site of the Synagogue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,453 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on May 2, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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