Beth Israel Congregation (Florence, South Carolina)

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Beth Israel
Basic information
Location 316 Park Avenue,
Florence, South Carolina
 United States
Geographic coordinates 34°11′34″N 79°46′42″W / 34.19278°N 79.77833°W / 34.19278; -79.77833Coordinates: 34°11′34″N 79°46′42″W / 34.19278°N 79.77833°W / 34.19278; -79.77833
Affiliation Reform Judaism
Country United States of America
Status Active
Leadership Part-time Rabbi: Aaron Sherman[1]
Completed 1949[2]

Beth Israel Congregation (Hebrew: בית ישראל‎‎) is a Reform synagogue located at 316 Park Avenue in Florence, South Carolina. Formally incorporated with the state of South Carolina in September 1912, Beth Israel grew out of the Florence Hebrew Benevolent Association which was founded in 1887.[2][3]

As of 2009, the rabbi was Jeffrey Ronald.[1] A part-time rabbi, Aaron Sherman, became the spiritual leader of Beth Israel in August 2011.


  1. ^ a b Synagogue website Archived May 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved November 4, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Rockoff, Stuart. "Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities: Florence, South Carolina". The Goldring / Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ Our History Archived May 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Synagogue website. Retrieved November 4, 2009.