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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Congregation B'Nai Israel



— Sesquicentennial —

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September 23, 2016
1. Congregation B'Nai Israel Marker
Inscription.  This site was purchased by the organizers of what is today Congregation B'Nai Israel, one of the oldest Reform Jewish congregations in America. The earliest records of the congregation date to 1858. The original charter stated the Congregation's purpose as "the cherishing, preserving and perpetuating the principles of Judaism and the cultivation and spread of enlightened religious sentiment." The congregation worshiped here until 1954, when it moved to a new synagogue.
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 30° 27.017′ N, 91° 11.151′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on North 5th Street south of Laurel Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan House Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Site of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge (about 400 feet away); Old Brad
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September 23, 2016
2. Congregation B'Nai Israel Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Original Site of the First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Gras-Devall Plaza (about 600 feet away); St. Joseph Cathedral (about 600 feet away); The Former Baptismal Fount (about 600 feet away); St. James Episcopal Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2016. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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