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Tree of Life Synagogue

 
 
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1. Tree of Life Synagogue Marker
Inscription. In 1896 members of 18 Jewish families assembled to worship at the Independent Fire Companyís station overlooking Sidney Park. Organized as Etz Chayim (Tree of Life), this groupís members embraced Judaismís Reform branch or liberal movement. In 1907, members moved into the first temple built in Columbia since the Civil War. Located at 1320 Lady St., the synagogue was paid for by funds raised by local Jewish citizens. To meet the needs of their growing congregation, Tree of Life members began making plans for a new synagogue in 1950. Following a design by Columbia firm LBC&W, M.B. Kahn Construction erected a modern temple in 1952. The highly-touted, contemporary building was a unique addition to the Shandon neighborhood. The Reform congregation worshipped here until 1986, when members relocated to a new synagogue in Forest Acres.
 
Erected 2016 by Historic Columbia, Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative, and Jewish Historical Society of SC. (Marker Number 40-192.)
 
Location. 33° 59.46′ N, 81° 0.371′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodrow Street and Heyward Street, on the right when traveling north on Woodrow Street. Touch for map. Marker
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2. Tree of Life Synagogue Marker
is at or near this postal address: 100 Woodrow Street, Columbia SC 29205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shandon Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shandon (approx. half a mile away); Early Columbia Racetrack (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Boys of Richland County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Paul R. Redfern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Remembering Dr. King (approx. 0.9 miles away); Redfern Field / Paul R. Redfern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Maxcy Gregg Park (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
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