Brownsville in Haywood County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Temple Adas Israel
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Temple Adas Israel
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 35° 35.735′ N, 89° 15.742′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Tennessee, in Haywood County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Avenue (Tennessee Route 54/369) and West College Street, on the right when traveling south on North Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 171 N Washington Ave, Brownsville TN 38012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zion Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Medical Clinic (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hayes Clinic (about 300 feet away); Felsenthal's (about 400 feet away); First United Methodist Church Haywood County War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Army National Guard (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
Regarding Temple Adas Israel. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
Joe Sternberg emigrated from Germany in the 1860s and settled in Brownsville. He carried with him a century-old Torah, and these scriptural scrolls provided the religious foundation for the Jewish community in this small West Tennessee county town. In 1867 Jacob and Karoline Felsenthal provided a room in their house for the Torah, and with this action the Adas Israel congregation was organized. Later the Anker and Rothschild families sheltered the scriptures and held services in their houses or places of business. The Brownsville Jews built Temple Adas Israel and dedicated it in 1882.
Also see . . .
1. History Temple Adas Israel. Short timeline of the synagogue's past. (Submitted on March 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Temple Adas Israel. Nomination (PDF) and photographs (separate PDF) submitted for the synagogue's inclusion on the National Register. (Submitted on March 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.