Beth Israel Synagogue (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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Beth Israel
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Beth Israel
Basic information
Location 1480 Oxford Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 3Y8
Geographic coordinates 44°38′39″N 63°35′59″W / 44.644161°N 63.599672°W / 44.644161; -63.599672Coordinates: 44°38′39″N 63°35′59″W / 44.644161°N 63.599672°W / 44.644161; -63.599672
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Country Canada
Status Active
Leadership Rabbi: Amram Maccabi[1]
Website www.thebethisrael.com

Beth Israel Synagogue (Hebrew: בית ישראל‎‎) is a Modern Orthodox synagogue located at 1480 Oxford Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[2] Formally chartered by a Private Member's Bill in the Nova Scotia legislature in 1895, it grew out of the Baron de Hirsch Hebrew Benevolent Society (named after Baron Maurice de Hirsch), which was formed in 1890. It was the first Orthodox congregation in Canada east of Montreal, and still provides the only daily minyan in Canada east of Montreal.[3]

As of 2012 the rabbi was Amram Maccabi.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Contact Us, Synagogue website. Accessed August 22, 2009.
  2. ^ Synagogue website. Accessed August 22, 2009.
  3. ^ About Us, Synagogue website. Accessed August 22, 2009.