(Children on Israel)
— First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Tennesee —Jews have been part of Tennessee's economic, social and political life since the late 18th century. Congregation Children of Israel, chartered by the State of Tennessee, March 2, 1854, rented and eventually purchased a building near this site at Main and Exchange Streets. Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the founder of American Reform Judaism, dedicated the new synagogue, March 26, 1858. Growing rapidly, the congregation moved to larger accommodations on Poplar Avenue in 1884. It moved again to the corner of Poplar and Montgomery in 1915, and to East Massey in 1976. Congregation Children of Israel became known as Temple Israel in 1943.
|Placed By||Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Shelby County Historical Commission, Temple Israel|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 4:35pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 768701 N 3893798|
|Decimal Degrees||35.15123333, -90.05038333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 9.074', W 90° 3.023'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 9' 4.44" N, 90° 3' 1.38" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||504, 225|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 56 Exchange Ave, Memphis TN 70130, US|
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