Temple Beth Israel (York, Pennsylvania)

Temple Beth Israel is a Reform synagogue located at 2090 Hollywood Drive in York, Pennsylvania.[1] Founded in 1877 as the Hebrew Reformed Congregation Temple Beth Israel, it joined the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now Union for Reform Judaism) in 1907. That year it completed the construction of its first building, a Moorish Revival brick building topped with large, copper Onion domes.[2][3]

Beth Israel
Religion
AffiliationReform Judaism
LeadershipRabbi: Jeffrey Astrachan[1]
StatusActive
Location
Location2090 Hollywood Drive,
York, Pennsylvania,
 United States
Geographic coordinates39°56′38″N 76°41′32″W / 39.94393°N 76.692102°W / 39.94393; -76.692102Coordinates: 39°56′38″N 76°41′32″W / 39.94393°N 76.692102°W / 39.94393; -76.692102
Architecture
Groundbreaking1962[2]
Completed1966[2]
Website
tbiyork.org

In 1962 Beth Israel started construction on its current facilities, completing the Religious school wing, auditorium, and social facilities, and in 1966 it completed work on the sanctuary.[2] As of 2011, the rabbi was Jeffrey Astrachan.[1]

External linksEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Contact Us Archived 2008-07-06 at the Wayback Machine, Synagogue website, About Us. Retrieved October 30, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d History of Temple Archived 2009-05-29 at the Wayback Machine, Synagogue website, About Us. Retrieved October 30, 2011.
  3. ^ "York Historic District Revised Resource Inventory 2001-2002" (PDF).[permanent dead link] (506 KB), Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission website, p. 10.