Temple Beth Israel (Jackson, Michigan)

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Beth Israel
Basic information
Location 801 West Michigan Avenue ,
Jackson, Michigan,
 United States
Geographic coordinates 42°14′51″N 84°25′25″W / 42.24741°N 84.423473°W / 42.24741; -84.423473Coordinates: 42°14′51″N 84°25′25″W / 42.24741°N 84.423473°W / 42.24741; -84.423473
Affiliation Reform Judaism
Country United States of America
Status Active
Leadership Rabbi S. Robert Morais
Website www.tbijackson.org

Temple Beth Israel (Hebrew: בית ישראל‎‎) is a Reform synagogue located at 801 West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Michigan.[1] Formed in 1862 by Jews of German background, it grew out of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, which had been organized in 1858, and was the second Reform congregation in Michigan.[2]

Dr. Jonathan V. Plaut, the son of the late rabbi Dr. W. Gunther Plaut, joined as rabbi in 2000 and served the congregation until his death in 2012. [3]

In September 2011 Rabbi S. Robert Morais became Beth Israel's rabbi.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Synagogue website. Accessed March 29, 2009.
  2. ^ Temple History, Synagogue website. Accessed August 29, 2009.
  3. ^ Rabbi Jonathan V. Plaut, D.H.L., D.D., Synagogue website. Accessed August 29, 2009.