Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue
Erected in 1870. Cultural and religious center for 85 years. Second oldest temple in Texas. Converted to Masonic Temple in 1953.
Henry Cohen, rabbi from 1888-1950, was noted advisor and beloved humanitarian to the entire city.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 8237.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 29° 18.097′ N, 94° 47.467′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 22nd Street and Sealy Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 22nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 822 22nd Street, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Galveston Movement (a few steps from this marker); Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eaton Memorial Chapel (about 400 feet away); J. Levy & Bro.The Rosenberg Library (about 500 feet away); Confederate Mariner: Leon Smith (about 500 feet away); J.F. Smith House (about 600 feet away); Rabbi Henry Cohen (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . .
1. Article in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on July 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. An older view of Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue. Much of the fine detail has been removed from the building (Submitted on May 17, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on May 17, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on December 17, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.