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Clarksdale in Coahoma County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Temple Beth Israel

 
 
Temple Beth Israel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Temple Beth Israel Marker
Inscription.  Originally named Kehilath Jacob, Clarksdale’s first synagogue was built here in 1910. In celebration of the new temple, a Torah was shipped from New York City and carried to the temple by members of the congregation. In 1929, a larger temple was constructed on Catalpa Street. Beth Israel’s first Rabbi was Aaron Freyman.
 
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 34° 12.274′ N, 90° 34.541′ W. Marker is in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is on Delta Avenue 0.1 miles north of 1st Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale MS 38614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Public Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clarksdale (about 500 feet away); J.W. Cutrer House (approx. 0.2 miles
Former location of Temple (Now a private home) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. Former location of Temple (Now a private home)
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away); Tennessee Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); WROX Radio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harvey B. Heidelberg (approx. ¼ mile away); Ike Turner (approx. ¼ mile away); W. C. Handy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksdale.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities - Temple Beth Israel, Clarksdale. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Looking south on Delta Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. Looking south on Delta Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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