Temple Oheb Shalom (Baltimore, Maryland)

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Temple Oheb Shalom (Hebrew; Lovers of Peace) is a Reform synagogue in Baltimore, Maryland. The highest point in the city is located in its parking lot.

History[edit]

The congregation was founded in 1853 by Jewish immigrants from German Confederation member states. Its first home was on Hanover Street near Camden Yards.[1]

In 1892 the congregation built the Eutaw Place Temple, designed by architect Joseph Evans Sperry who modeled it after the Great Synagogue of Florence in the fashionable Moorish Revival style.[1] The congregation sold the building to the Prince Hall Masons in 1961.[2]

In 1953 the congregation acquired land in Pikesville, and finished construction on its present building on Park Heights Avenue, designed by Sheldon I. Leavitt with consulting architect Walter Gropius in 1960.[1][3]

Benjamin Szold was rabbi from 1859 to 1892, his daughter Henrietta Szold was the founder of Hadassah.[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "History" Temple Oheb Shalom.
  2. ^ Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State By Earl Arnett, Robert J. Brugger, Edward C. Papenfuse, Edition: 2, JHU Press, 1999, p. 338
  3. ^ Dorsey, John; Dilts, James D. (1981). A Guide to Baltimore Architecture (Second ed.). Tidewater Publishers. ISBN 0-87033-272-4. 

Coordinates: 39°22′11″N 76°42′34″W / 39.36969°N 76.70955°W / 39.36969; -76.70955