Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Chevra T'helim Synagogue
Chevra T'helim Synagogue is a rare surviving example of Eastern European Judaism standing on Effingham Street. It represents a large immigration of people seeking relief from religious persecution who made great contributions to the economic and cultural life of the United States.
Erected by Path of History, Portsmouth VA.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 36° 50.05′ N, 76° 18.383′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 Effingham Street, Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reverend Francis Devlin (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Paul's School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monumental Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Commodore Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Ruth Brown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emanuel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olde Towne.
Regarding Chevra T'helim Synagogue. Restored, currently occupied by the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center
Also see . . . Jewish Museum of Portsmouth. (Submitted on October 12, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.)
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