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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Jewish House of Worship in Florida

 
 
First Jewish House of Worship in Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2014
1. First Jewish House of Worship in Florida Marker
Inscription. Jewish families in Pensacola began organized worship following the Civil War. On this site in 1876 a Reform Jewish Synagogue was constructed. The State of Florida granted a charter in 1878 for Congregation Beth El. Temple Beth El joined the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in 1889 and engaged its first Rabbi in 1892. The original temple was destroyed by fire in 1895. It was rebuilt in 1898 at this site, but that building was also destroyed by fire in 1929. The current synagogue at 800 North Palafox Street dates from 1931. Temple Beth El is Florida's first formally recognized Jewish Congregation.
 
Erected 2001 by Temple Beth El & the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-435.)
 
Location. 30° 24.867′ N, 87° 12.848′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on East Chase Street 0.1 miles east of North Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Chase Street, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chase Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the First Methodist Church of Pensacola/Site of the San Carlos Hotel
Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2014
2. Marker Area
(about 700 feet away); St. Michael’s Church (about 700 feet away); Garden Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rough Riders (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dorothy Walton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pensapedia Wiki entry. (Submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Temple Beth-El - Our History. (Submitted on March 17, 2014.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Current Temple on Palafox Street image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2014
3. Current Temple on Palafox Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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