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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Congregation Schaari Zedek

 
 
Congregation Schaari Zedek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 25, 2013
1. Congregation Schaari Zedek Marker




Inscription. History records that the first Jewish services in Tampa were conducted in 1894 by Mr. M. Henry Cohen, Sr., in the old Masonic Temple at the corner of Franklin and Washington Streets. On October 14, 1894, 31 men and women met at Mr. Cohen's home to form the first synagogue in Tampa. Schaarai Zedek (Gates of Righteousness) was selected as the name. On November 4, 1894, the Dance Academy of Mrs. Baker on Florida Avenue was rented for Sunday School. On January 15, 1899, the Congregation erected a synagogue on a lot they purchased on Florida Avenue. The cornerstone was laid on August 15, 1899 by Mr. Herman Glogowski. He was a founding member, President of the Congregation in 1899, and served as Mayor of Tampa off and on between 1886-1893. The Congregation moved to New Suburb Beautiful at the corner of Delaware and DeLon Streets on June 8, 1924 and to its present location in 1957.
 
Erected by Tampa Bay History Center, Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council, Tampa Historical Society and Shimberg Society.
 
Location. 27° 56.254′ N, 82° 29.86′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on West Swann Avenue near South Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Congregation Schaari Zedek and Marker on West Swann Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 25, 2013
2. Congregation Schaari Zedek and Marker on West Swann Avenue
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rough Rider Encampment (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rough Riders Encampment ~ (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace (approx. 1.2 miles away); Congregation Rodeph Sholom (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kate Jackson Recreation Center (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Hyde Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Alfred Reuben Swann (approx. 1.4 miles away); George Guida (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
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Congregation Schaari Zedek Marker near the South Lincoln Avenue intersection image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 25, 2013
3. Congregation Schaari Zedek Marker near the South Lincoln Avenue intersection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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