AMERICAN SYNAGOGUES: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

 

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When the first professing Jew settled in Cincinnati in 1817, he was met with widespread curiosity. Joseph Jonas, an Englishman, was not the earliest Jew in the area, but he was the first to remain a Jew. A few other Jews came to settle in Cincinnati and by 1821 the community celebrated its first native born Jew.

 

It was not until 1824 that the first Jewish congregation was formed in the West. Kahal Kadosh Bene Israel is now known as the Rockdale Temple. When this congregation was formed there were no other organized Jewish Communities beyond the Alleghenies and no Jewish congregation within 500 miles of Cincinnati. Ohio's second Jewish congregation was formed in Cleveland in 1839 and is known today as The Fairmount Temple-Congregation Anshe Chesed.

 

Jews settled in most of the larger cities and towns in Ohio. The 1902 American Jewish Year Book reported that almost every town of importance in Ohio has some Jewish organization. Other early Jewish Communities were formed in Akron, Circleville, Columbus, Elyria, Dayton, Hamilton, Piqua, and Portsmouth.

 

Today, the largest Jewish Communities in the state are, in order: Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus. The present Jewish population of Ohio is approximately 145,000 people.

 

 

 

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Beth El Congregation

464 South Hawkins Avenue - Akron, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1946  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Joel S. Kent

  Current Building: 1951  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Beth El Congregation - Akron     

 

 

 

Revere Road Synagogue

646 Revere Road - Akron, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1915  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Joel S. Kent

  Current Building: ca. 1970's  ♦  Style of Architecture: Contemporary

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Revere Road Synagogue - Akron

 

 

 

 

Temple Israel

133 Merriman Road - Akron, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1865  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Joel S. Kent

  Current Building: 1911 & 1954  ♦  Style of Architecture: Classical Revival & Modern

Originally known as the Akron Hebrew Congregation

 

           Ohio Synagogues: Temple Israel - Akron     

 

 

 

Tifereth Israel Congregation

713 West Prospect Road - Ashtabula, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1920  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Elizabeth & Steven Hudson

  Current Building: 1930  ♦  Style of Architecture: Vernacular

 

Ohio Synagogues: Tifereth Israel Congregation - Ashtabula           

 

 

 

The Fairmount Temple - Congregation Anshe Chesed

23737 Fairmount Boulevard - Beachwood, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1842  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1957  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Former Building: 1912 - 8206 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland    Style of Architecture: Moorish-Byzantine Revival

 

      Ohio Synagogues: The Fairmount Temple - Beachwood      Ohio Synagogues: The Fairmount Temple Anshe Chesed (former synagogue building) - Cleveland

 

 

 

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah

26811 Fairmount Boulevard - Beachwood, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1948  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1954  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Photographs By Louis J. Joseph and Author

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Congregation Shaarey Tikvah - Beachwood

 

 

 

Suburban Temple - Kol Ami

22401 Chagrin Boulevard - Beachwood, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1940  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs 2007

  Current Building: 1986  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

 

Ohio Synagogues: Suburban Temple Kol Ami - Beachwood     

 

 

 

Green Road Synagogue

2437 South Green Road - Beachwood, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1910  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism   ♦  Photographs: 2007

Style of Architecture: Contemporary  ♦  Current Building: 1972

Established as the First Marmaresher B'nai Jacob Society and later known as the Anshe Marmaresher Congregation

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Green Road Synagogue - Beachwood

 

 

 

The Temple - Tifereth Israel Congregation

26000 Shaker Boulevard - Beachwood, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1850  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism   ♦  Photographs: 2000 & 2007

Style of Architecture: Richardsonian Romanesque  ♦  Former Building: 1894 - E. 55th Street & Central

Style of Architecture: Byzantine Revival  ♦  University Circle Temple Building: 1924

Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern/Contemporary  ♦  Beachwood Temple Building: 1969

Photographs By Author, Mark Gordon and Louis J. Joseph

The University Circle Temple of Tifereth Israel Congregation is a historic landmark. The Temple is one of the oldest Jewish congregations in Ohio

 

Ohio Synagogues: The Temple Tifereth Israel (former temple) - Cleveland     Ohio Synagogues: University Circle Temple Tifereth Israel - Cleveland               Ohio Synagogues: The Temple Tifereth Israel - Beachwood    

 

 

 

Shaaray Torah Synagogue

432 30th Street, Northwest - Canton, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1890  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism   ♦  Photographs: 2007

Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern  ♦  Current Building: 1958

Style of Architecture: Vernacular/Eclectic  ♦  Former Building: 1920's ? - 1013 Walnut Street, Northeast

Canton Jewry is planning to expand and reconstruct this synagogue to serve Shaaray Torah, Temple Israel and as a smaller JCC

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Shaaray Torah Synagogue - Canton            Ohio Synagogues: Former Shaaray Torah Synagogue - Canton

 

 

 

Temple Israel

333 25th Street, Northwest - Canton, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1885  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism   ♦  Photographs: 2007

Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern  ♦  Former Building: 1952/54

Style of Architecture: Classical Revival  ♦  Former Building: 1919 - 950 McKinley Avenue

The temple on 25th Street, NW was recently sold to Malone University

The two Canton synagogues and Jewish Center will soon use the former Shaaray Torah synagogue building & site.

Shaaray Torah will be renovated and expanded with two distinct worship spaces and Jewish community offices.

 

Ohio Synagogues: Temple Israel - Canton      Ohio synagogues: Temple Israel - Canton (sanctuary exterior close-up)     

 

 

 

Congregation Adath Israel

3201 East Galbraith Road - Cincinnati, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1847  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 1995

  Current Building: 1967  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

 

Ohio Synagogues: Adath Israel Congregation - Cincinnati     

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Congregation Adath Israel, Cincinnati - Sanctuary Interior Photo by Alan Gilbert      Ohio Synagogues: Congregation Adath Israel, Cincinnati - Photo by Alan Gilbert     

Architect 2008 Levin/Brown and Associates, Inc. www.levinbrown.com
Photographs 4-7 2008 Alan Gilbert 
www.alangilbertphotography.com

 

 

 

Agudath Achim Roselawn Congregation

7600 Reading Road - Cincinnati, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1952  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 1995

  Former Building: Date Unknown  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

  This Congregation closed in 2006 due to declining membership

 

     

 

 

 

Kneseth Israel Synagogue

1515 Section Road - Cincinnati, Ohio

 Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photograph: 1995

  Former Building: 1950's or 60's  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

It is not known if this congregation moved or disbanded

 

     

 

 

 

Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B'nai Avraham

5714 Fields Ertel Road - Cincinnati, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1960  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: n.d. & 2007

 Current Building: 2004  ♦  Style of Architecture: Contemporary

  Former Building: 1964/1973 - 715 Fleming Road  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Photographs Courtesy of Gayna Bassin and Northern Hills Synagogue

 

Ohio Synagogues: Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B'nai Avraham, Cincinnati                              Ohio Synagogues: Northern Hills Synagogue, Cincinnati - Sanctuary Interior

 

 

 

Congregation Ohav Sholom

1834 Section Road - Cincinnati, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1882  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 1995

  Former Building: 1950's  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

  Congregation Ohav Sholom relocated to 8100 Cornell Road in suburban Cincinnati in 1998

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Former Ohev Shalom Synagogue Building, Cincinnati

 

 

 

Congregation K. K.  Bene Israel - Rockdale Temple

8501 Ridge Road - Cincinnati, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1824  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 1995 & 2007

  Current Building: 1969  ♦  Style of Architecture: Contemporary

Photographs By Author and also Courtesy of the Rockdale Temple

  Rockdale Temple is the oldest Jewish Congregation in Ohio and west of the Allegheny Mountains

 

          Ohio Synagogues: Rockdale Temple Congregation Bene Israel, Cincinnati     Ohio Synagogues: Rockdale Temple Congregation Bene Israel, Cincinnati - Interior Ark View         

 

 

 

North Avondale Synagogue - Yad Charutzim-Tiferes Israel

3870 Reading Road - Cincinnati, Ohio

Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photograph: 1995

  Former Building: ????  ♦  Style of Architecture: Adaptive Re-Use

This congregation was a merger of Yad Charutzim and Tifereth Israel (f. 1906). It closed sometime after 1995

 

 

 

 

Sherith Israel Temple

Ruth Lyons Way and Walnut Street - Cincinnati, Ohio

Congregation Established ca. 1855  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 Wikipedia

  Former Building: 1861  ♦  Style of Architecture: Vernacular

This building was in use as a synagogue from 1861 to 1882 and is currently condominiums

 

     

 

 

Temple Sholom

3100 Longmeadow Lane - Cincinnati, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1954  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photograph: 1995

  Current Building: 1967  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

 

     

 

 

 

Isaac M. Wise Temple

8329 Ridge Road - Cincinnati, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1842  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 1995 & 2006

  Ridge Road Building: 1976  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Plum Street Temple Building: 1866  ♦  Style of Architecture: Moorish-Eclectic

  Photographs By Author and Alan Lee

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Isaac M Wise Temple Ridge Road Facility, Cincinnati            Ohio Synagogues: Historic Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati     

 

 

 

Beth Israel - The West Temple

14308 Triskett Road - Cleveland, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1954  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1957  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Congregation Beth Israel merged with the West Side Jewish Center-B'nai Israel (f. 1910) located on Triskett Road in 1957.

Beth Israel-The West Temple is planning to build a new temple center in a west suburban location.

 

Ohio Synagogues: Beth Israel The West Temple, Cleveland     

 

 

 

The Park Synagogue - Anshe Emeth Beth Tefiloh

3300 Mayfield Road - Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1869  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Mayfield Building: 1950/1968    Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Pepper Pike Building: 1986 - 27575 Shaker Boulevard  ♦  Style of Architecture: Contemporary

The main Mayfield synagogue building was designed by the noted German-Jewish architect Erich Mendelsohn

 

Ohio Synagogues: The Park Synagogue, Cleveland Heights                       

 

 

 

Beth El - The Heights Synagogue

3246 Desota Avenue - Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Congregation Established in 2000  ♦  Affiliation: Traditional/Egalitarian Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1953  ♦  Style of Architecture: Modern/Eclectic

Beth El - the Heights Synagogue was formed by the merger of Temple Beth El (f. 1940's) and The Heights Synagogue (f. 1998).

The congregation purchased the former Sinai Synagogue building in 2003 which was originally built as Beth Hamedrosh Anshe Galicia

 

Ohio Synagogues: Beth El The Heights Synagogue, Cleveland Heights           

 

 

 

K'hal Yereim Synagogue

1771 South Taylor Road - Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1970's  ♦  Style of Architecture: Contemporary

 

 

 

 

Shomre Shaboth Synagogue

1801 South Taylor Road - Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1950's  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

This congregation apparently is no longer a functioning Jewish congregation

 

     

 

 

 

Taylor Road Synagogue - Oheb Zedek

1970 South Taylor Road - Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1904  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1951  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

The synagogue was sold in 2003 or 2004 to a private school & day care center. The synagogue still has use of the Sanctuary and offices

 

            Ohio Synagogues: Taylor Road Synagogue - Oheb Zedek, Cleveland Heights

 

 

 

Young Israel Synagogue of Greater Cleveland

14141 Cedar Road - Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Former Building: 1957  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

The synagogue was demolished in December after the photo was taken in June. The Congregation is now located in Beachwood

 

     

 

 

 

Agudas Achim Congregation

2767 East Broad Street - Columbus, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1881  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2004 & 2007

  Current Building: 1951/2004  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern/Contemporary

Photographs By Author and Joel S. Kent

 Originally established as an Orthodox congregation, Agudas Achim joined the Conservative Movement in 2004

 

                       Ohio Synagogues: Agudas Achim Congregation, Columbus

 

 

 

Congregation Ahavas Sholom

2568 East Broad Street - Columbus, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1913  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Joel S. Kent

  Current Building: 1963  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Former Synagogue: 1938 - 878 S. Ohio Avenue    Style of Architecture: Streamline Moderne

The congregation is building a new addition that will compliment their original structure.

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Congregation Ahavas Sholom, Columbus           

 

 

 

Congregation Beth Jacob

1223 College Avenue - Columbus, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1899  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 1991 & 2007

  Current Building: 1968  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Former Building: 1952 - Bulen Avenue - Mid-Century Modern-Functional

Photographs By Author and By Joel S. Kent

 

Ohio Synagogues: Former Beth Jacob Synagogue, Columbus      Ohio Synagogues: Congregation Beth Jacob, Columbus      Ohio Synagogues: Congregation Beth Jacob, Columbus           

 

 

 

Temple Israel

5419 East Broad Street - Columbus, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1846  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism    Photographs 2006 & 2007

  Current Building: 1959 & 2000  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern & Contemporary

Photographs By Dania Hurley and Joel S. Kent

  Temple Israel is the oldest Jewish Congregation in Columbus and traces its roots to the original Bene Jeshuren/B'nai Israel.

 Temple Israel was the location of the Author's Bar Mitzvah in 1977

 

     

 

Ohio Synagogues: Temple Israel, Columbus                  Ohio Synagogues: Temple Israel, Columbus     

 

 

 

Congregation Tifereth Israel

1354 East Broad Street - Columbus, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1901  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Joel S. Kent

  Current Building: 1926/1990  ♦  Style of Architecture: Byzantine Revival/Contemporary

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Congregation Tifereth Israel, Columbus     

 

 

 

Beth Abraham Synagogue

1306 Salem Avenue - Dayton, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1894  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1949  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Photographs by Cindy & John Cramer and Pat Jones

Beth Abraham sold their Salem Avenue synagogue and relocated to a new building in suburban Oakwood in March 2008

 

           Ohio Synagogues: Former Beth Abraham Synagogue, Dayton      Ohio Synagogues: Former Beth Abraham Synagogue, Dayton     

 

 

 

Beth Jacob Synagogue

7020 North Main Street - Dayton, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1887 ♦ Affiliation: Traditional Judaism ♦ Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1978 ♦ Style of Architecture: Contemporary

 Former Building: 1944 ♦ Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern - 1350 Kumler Avenue

Photographs of the Current Synagogue Courtesy of Beth Jacob & Cantor Jason Green

Photographs of the Former Synagogue Courtesy of Cindy & John Cramer

 

 

 

Ohio Synagogues: Beth Jacob Synagogue, Dayton            Ohio Synagogues: Beth Jacob Synagogue Interior, Dayton     

 

Ohio Synagogues: Former Beth Jacob Synagogue, Dayton           

 

 

 

Temple Israel

130 Riverside Drive - Dayton, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1850  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1974  ♦  Style of Architecture: Contemporary

 Former Building: 1953  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern - 1821 Emerson Avenue

Photographs of the new temple Courtesy of Temple Israel  ♦  Photographs of Former Temple By Cindy & John Cramer

 

Ohio Synagogues: Temple Israel, Dayton          Ohio Synagogues: Temple Israel Sanctuary, Dayton     Ohio Synagogues: Former Temple Israel, Dayton         

 

 

 

Beth Shalom Congregation

401 West Fifth Street -  East Liverpool, Ohio

Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2004

  Current Building: 1921  ♦  Style of Architecture: Classical Revival

  This building was originally built for Temple B'nai Israel which was founded prior to 1919. Beth Shalom is the successor congregation.

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Beth Shalom Congregation, East Liverpool

 

 

 

Temple B'nai Abraham

530 Gulf Road - Elyria, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1910  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Gail Traxler

  Current Building: 1955  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Originally established as an Orthodox congregation, B'nai Abraham was also part of the Conservative movement before becoming Reform

 

Ohio Synagogues: Temple B'nai Abraham, Elyria      Ohio Synbagogues: Temple B'nai Abraham, Elyria     

 

 

 

Beth Israel Congregation

50 North Sixth Street - Hamilton, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1901  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs Courtesy of Beth Israel

  Current Building: 1931  ♦  Style of Architecture: Revivalist/Moderne

 

Ohio Synagogues: Beth Israel Congregation, Hamilton      Ohio Synagogues: Beth Israel Sanctuary Interior, Hamilton     

 

 

 

Temple Beth Shalom

50 Division Street - Hudson, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1977  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photograph: 2007 By Louis J. Joseph

  Current Building: ????  ♦  Style of Architecture: Eclectic/Vernacular - Originally built as a Church

 

Ohio Synagogues: Temple Beth Shalom, Hudson

 

 

 

Temple Beth Israel - Shaare Zedek

2105 Lakewood Avenue - Lima, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1903  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs 2007

  Current Building: 1949  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Photographs Courtesy of Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek, Etta Weintraub and Anne Handley

 The other Lima synagogue, Congregation Shaare Zedek merged with Beth Israel around 1967

 

Ohio Synagogues: Temple Beth Israel Shaare Zedek, Lima                  Ohio Synagogues: Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek, Lima (Sanctuary Interior)     

 

 

 

Congregation Shaare Zedek

125 South McDonel Street - Lima, Ohio

 Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs 2007 By Etta Weintraub

  Former Building: 1930's ?  ♦  Style of Architecture: Art Moderne

 Congregation Shaare Zedek merged with Temple Beth Israel around 1967 to form Temple Beth Israel Shaare Zedek

 

Ohio Synagogues: Former Shaare Zedek Synagogue, Lima     

 

 

 

Congregation Agudath B'nai Israel

1715 Meister Road - Lorain, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1902  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs 2007 By Kaye M. Coller

  Current Building: 1968  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Former Building:  1932  ♦  Style of Architecture: Byzantine Revival - 8th Street & Reid Avenue

Present congregation is a merger of Agudath Achim, B'nai B'rith & Beth Israel in 1925

 

      Ohio Synagogues: Former Agudath B'nai Israel Congregation, Lorain            Ohio Synagogues: Agudath B'nai Israel Congregation, Lorain           

 

 

 

Beth Adam Humanistic Congregation

10001Loveland-Madeira Road - Loveland, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1980  ♦  Affiliation: Humanistic Judaism  ♦  Photographs 2007 By Ray Miller

  Current Building: ????  ♦  Style of Architecture: Contemporary

 

 

 

 

Emanuel Jacob Congregation

973 Larchwood Road - Mansfield, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1987  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Sunda Peters

  Current Building: 1957  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern - Built for B'nai Jacob

Former Building: 1946  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern - Built for Temple Emanuel

  Present congregation was formed by the merger of Temple Emanuel (1870) and  B'nai Jacob Congregation (1927)

 

                 

 

 

 

Temple Israel

850 Mount Vernon Avenue - Marion, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1945  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Dianne Peters

  Current Building: 1953  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

An informal Jewish congregation existed in Marion as early as 1872

 

                 

 

 

 

Temple Israel Ner Tamid

1732 Lander Road - Mayfield Heights, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1997  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1953  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Temple Ner Tamid of Euclid merged with Temple Israel of Mayfield Heights to form the present congregation

 

           

 

 

 

Temple Am Shalom

7599 Center Street - Mentor, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1971  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1987 Purchased By Am Shalom  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern - Former Church

Photographs Courtesy of Temple Am Shalom and Lee Hawthorne

 

           

 

 

 

Temple Beth Shalom

5089 Johnstown Road - New Albany, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1977  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Joel S. Kent

  Current Building: ca. 2000  ♦  Style of Architecture: Colonial Revival

 

     

 

 

 

Ohev Israel Congregation

Woods & Selby - Newark, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1907  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Jon Crockford

  Current Building: 1950  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

 

                 

 

 

 

The Temple on the Heights - Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

27501 Fairmount Boulevard - Pepper Pike, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1866  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1976    Style of Architecture: Contemporary

Former Building: 1926 - 3130 Mayfield Avenue, Cleveland Heights    Style of Architecture: Byzantine Revival

 

                        

 

 

 

Congregation Anshe Emeth

320 Caldwell Street - Piqua, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1858  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs 2007

  Current Building: 1923  ♦  Style of Architecture: Classical Revival-Eclectic

Photographs Courtesy of Mike Feinstein, Eileen Litchfield and Congregation Anshe Emeth

 

                       

 

 

 

Oheb Shalom Congregation

1521 East Perkins Avenue - Sandusky, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1905  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Norma J. Miller

Current Building: 1956  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

 

     

 

 

 

Temple Sholom

2424 North Limestone Street - Springfield, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1866  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Amber M. North

Current Building: 1958  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Former Building: 1917 - 536 South Fountain Avenue  ♦  Style of Architecture: Eclectic/Classical Revival

 

                 

 

           

 

 

 

Temple Beth Israel

300 Lovers Lane - Steubenville, Ohio

Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

Current Building: 1966  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Former Building: 1927  ♦  Style of Architecture: Eclectic - B'nai Israel - 128 South 5th Street

Former Building: 1924  ♦  Style of Architecture: Classical Revival/Eclectic - Beth El - 608 North 5th Street

Temple Beth Israel was formed by the merger of Temple Beth El and B'nai Israel Congregation

 

                       

 

 

 

Congregation B'nai Israel

2727 Kenwood Boulevard - Toledo, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1866  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photograph: 1991

Former Building: 1955  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

 The Congregation dedicated a new synagogue in suburban Sylvania in 2007

 

     

 

 

 

Congregation Etz Chaim

3853 Woodley Road - Toledo, Ohio

 Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Terri in Toledo

Current Building: 1974  ♦  Style of Architecture: Modern/Contemporary

 

     

 

 

 

Heights Jewish Center Synagogue

14270 Cedar Road - University Heights, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1923  ♦  Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism  ♦  Photograph: 2007

Current Building: 1979  ♦  Style of Architecture: Colonial Revival-Modern

 

 

 

 

Temple Emanu-El

2200 South Green Road - University Heights, Ohio

 Congregation Established in 1947  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

Former Building: 1954  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Emanu-El recently relocated  to a new synagogue at Brainerd & Emery Roads in suburban Orange Village.

 

                 

 

 

 

Beth Israel Temple Center

2138 East Market Street - Warren, Ohio

    Congregation Established Prior to 1918  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

Current Building: 1952  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Former Building: 1918 - 241 First Street, Southwest  ♦  Style of Architecture: Vernacular Revival

Photographs By Louis J. Joseph and Cliff Allen  ♦  Sanctuary Photo Courtesy of Beth Israel Temple Center

The current Beth Israel Temple Center building is now for sale

 

                       

 

 

 

Knesseth Israel Temple

1670 Cleveland Road - Wooster, Ohio

   Congregation Established ca. 1900  ♦  Affiliation: Reconstructionist Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

 Current Building: 1950  ♦  Style of Architecture: Vernacular Revival

Photographs Courtesy of Kneseth Israel Temple

 

     

 

 

 

Congregation Beth Tikvah

6121 Olentangy River Road - Worthington, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1962  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007 By Joel S. Kent

  Current Building: 1981/1990  ♦  Style of Architecture: Contemporary

Sanctuary Photograph Courtesy of Congregation Beth Tikvah

Sanctuary Interior Photograph is from the Congregation's website.

 

           

 

 

 

Temple Anshe Emeth

Elm Street & Park Avenue - Youngstown, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1919  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Former Building: 1922  ♦  Style of Architecture: Moorish-Revival

  Anshe Emeth Congregation merged with Temple Emanuel to form the present El Emeth Congregation

 

     

 

 

 

Temple El Emeth

3970 Logan Way - Youngstown, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1974  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1970's  ♦  Style of Architecture: Contemporary

Ark Photograph Courtesy Temple El Emeth

  Anshe Emeth (1919) merged with Temple Emanuel (1904) to form the present El Emeth Congregation.

 

           

 

 

 

Temple Emanu-El

Youngstown, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1904  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Former Building: 1912 - 117 East Rayen Avenue  ♦  Style of Architecture: Byzantine Revival

  Former Building: 1951 - 5th Avenue & Fairgreen  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Photographs By Louis J. Joseph and Edward W. Seidler

  Anshe Emeth Congregation merged in 1974 with Temple Emanuel to form El Emeth Congregation - See Above

 

                 

 

 

 

Ohev Tzedek Congregation

5245 Glenwood Avenue - Youngstown, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1920  ♦  Affiliation: Conservative Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

Former Building: 1925 - 93 East Myrtle Avenue  ♦  Style of Architecture: Romanesque Revival

Current Building: 1957  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

Photographs By Author and Louis J. Joseph  ♦  Sanctuary Photograph Courtesy of Ohev Tzedek

 

                        

 

 

 

Temple Rodef Sholom

Elm Street & Woodbine Avenue - Youngstown, Ohio

Congregation Established in 1867  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Current Building: 1915  ♦  Style of Architecture: Classical Revival

 

                 

 

 

 

Beth Abraham Synagogue

1740 Blue Avenue - Zanesville, Ohio

Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 1990

  Current Building: 1950  ♦  Style of Architecture: Mid-Century Modern

 

           

 

 

 

Knesseth Israel Synagogue

Findley Avenue - Zanesville, Ohio

Congregation Established in ????  ♦  Affiliation: Reform Judaism  ♦  Photographs: 2007

  Former Building: 1911  ♦  Style of Architecture: Byzantine Revival

Photographs and Data By Richard Hardesty and Doug Kreis

The former synagogue now serves as a community theater

 

         

 

 

 

 

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