In 1990s, B'nai Abraham Synagogue, was believed to the oldest Orthodox Jewish synagogue to have been in continuous use in Texas.
The present building was built in 1893, after a fire destroyed the first structure in 1882.
The white clapboard and pointed arched windows resembles so many of the country churches in this area of Texas.
Inside, the Aron Kodesh can be seen on the eastern wall. In the center is the Bimah, where the Torah was read.
The cornerstone is written in Hebrew.
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Oh, that IS unusual!ReplyDelete
Hi Jane...I first spotted the white-framed church during my travels between the haus and the cottage. The sun was so bright that day, that I could not read the historical marker until I downloaded the photos. After some research, I read about the cornerstone written in Hebrew. So, I went back and photographed it.Delete
I really enjoyed the photos and the history. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Really nice little church!ReplyDelete
I always enjoy your pictures. The little white churches look quiet and peaceful.ReplyDelete
I do like simple places. It adds to the beauty.ReplyDelete
Quite lovely. Tom The Backroads TravellerReplyDelete