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Temple Beth Israel (Phoenix)

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Built  1921
Opened  1921
Added to NRHP  22 February 2011
NRHP Reference #  11000043
Architecture firm  Lescher & Mahoney
Temple Beth Israel (Phoenix) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Location  122 East Culver Street Phoenix, Arizona
Architectural style  Mission Revival architecture
Similar  Arizona Jewish Historical, Pueblo Grande Ruin, Mohave Museum of History a, Congregation Beth Israel - Scottsdale, Prescott Public Library

Temple Beth Israel, now known as Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, was the first permanent Jewish congregation in the vicinity of Phoenix, Arizona. The building was designed in 1920 by architects Lescher, Kibbey, and Mahoney in the style of a Spanish mission. Although Jewish houses of worship are usually aligned on an east–west axis, the Temple Beth Israel axis is north–south.

The congregation sold the property in 1949 to a Chinese-language Baptist Church, and later the building was occupied by a Spanish-language Baptist Church. In 2002, the property was purchased by the Arizona Jewish Historical Society and named for Rabbi Emeritus Albert Plotkin and donor Lawrence Cutler. After a 2008 restoration, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011 and was listed as one of the Phoenix Points of Pride.

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Temple Beth Israel (Phoenix) Wikipedia


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