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Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Congregation B'Nai Israel

Site of the First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Utah

 
 
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By Jerry Klinger, November 2009
1. Congregation B'Nai Israel Marker
First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Utah
Inscription. Jews have been part of Utah痴 religious, economic, social, and political life since the mid-19th century. Congregation B誰ai Israel was organized in 1874. The first service was held in March, 1883. B誰ai Israel merged with Congregation Montefiore in 1972 establishing Congregation Kol Ami.

Congregation B誰ai Israel in Utah affirmed the American principles of Freedom of Religion and Assembly Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Utah State History, Congregation Kol Ami
 
Erected 2009 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 40° 45.781′ N, 111° 53.673′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on West Broadway just west of West Temple, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City UT 84101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peery Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Salt Lake City High School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Utah's First Pioneer Burial Site (about 700 feet away); Broadway Hotel (approx. 0.2
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By Jerry Klinger, November 5, 2009
2. Congregation B'Nai Israel Marker
Peery Hotel
miles away); Capitol Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. シ mile away); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. シ mile away); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. シ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the historic Peery Hotel. The Peery was built in 1910 on the site of the earlier Congregation B'Nai Israel. The Congregation had relocated to 249 South 400 East Streets in Salt Lake City in 1889. The new house of worship was a scaled reproduction of the "Great Synagogue" in Berlin, Germany.
 
Regarding Congregation B'Nai Israel. Jews are reputed to have been amongst the "Mountain Men" accompanying famed explorer Jim Bridger in the early 19th century. Julius and Fanny Brooks were the first documentable Jewish Americans, 1855, who made Utah their home. A chance meeting with a U.S. Army Captain in Galena, Ohio recommended they move west for opportunities. The Captain was Ulysses S. Grant, later president of the
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By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
3. Congregation B'Nai Israel Marker and the Peery Hotel Marker
United States. It was not until 1874 that the Jewish community in Salt Lake City grew large enough to establish a regular, sustainable Jewish religious community.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Congregation B誰ai Israel in Utah markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. . The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation is a non-profit, volunteer organization. The purpose of the Society is to identify and recognize sites of American Jewish Historical interest. The Society sponsors and promotes programs of local and national historic interest. Cooperating with local Historical Societies, Communities, Churches and Synagogues, the Society encourages dialogue and interactive recognition of the commonality of the American Experience. (Submitted on January 26, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.) 

2. The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation. (Submitted on February 1, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.)
3. Jews and Latter Day Saints. (Submitted on February 2, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. JASHP Jewish American History
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
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By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
4. The Peery Hotel and Congregation B'Nai Israel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,059 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on September 16, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.   3. submitted on August 28, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   4. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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