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Southfield in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Congregation Shaarey Zedek

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
1. Congregation Shaarey Zedek Marker
Inscription. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, seventeen followers of Traditional Judaism withdrew from the Beth El Society in Detroit to found the "Shaarey Zedek Society." In 1877 the membership constructed the first building in Michigan to be erected specifically as a synagogue, at Congress and St. Antoine. In 1913, as the first Conservative Jewish Congregation in the Detroit area, Shaarey Zedek was one of the founding congregations of the United Synagogue of America. Since the nineteenth century, members of the congregation have played leading roles in Michigan, the nation, and in world Jewry. Congregation Shaarey Zedek has worshipped in six different structures since its founding and continues to transmit its heritage from generation to generation. The congregation moved to Southfield in 1962.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1365.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 29.249′ N, 83° 16.335′ W. Marker is in Southfield, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwestern Highway and Bell Road, on the right when traveling west on Northwestern Highway
Congregation Shaarey Zedek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
2. Congregation Shaarey Zedek Marker
Building is in the background, behind the large tree.
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27375 Bell Road, Southfield MI 48034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historical Marker (approx. half a mile away); Southfield Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historical Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Southfield Township Volunteer Fire Department (approx. 0.6 miles away); Southfield Township Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Southfield Center (approx. 0.6 miles away); Southfield Town Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Southfield Centre (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southfield.
 
Also see . . .  Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s History. (Submitted on November 11, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Congregation Shaarey Zedek image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
3. Congregation Shaarey Zedek
View looking northwest from across Northwestern Highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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