Temple Israel (Lafayette, Indiana)
|Location||17 S. 7th St., Lafayette, Indiana|
|Area||less than one acre|
|NRHP Reference #||82000080|
|Added to NRHP||February 19, 1982|
The congregation, which was formed in 1849, was the second Jewish congregation organized in Indiana. In 1874 it became a founding member of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. The congregation moved to its third and present location on Cumberland Avenue in West Lafayette.
The Temple Israel building of 1866–1867, located at 17 South 7th St., was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It is a two-story Rundbogenstil structure. The building was dedicated by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise.
In 1976 the old synagogue building was purchased from the Red Cross by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lafayette, Indiana. The UU congregation vacated this location in October of 2007.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Mark Gordon, "Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure: Update on United States Nineteenth Century Synagogues", American Jewish History 84.1 (1996), 11-27.
- James Glass, "Jews built lives, traditions here", The Indianapolis Star, February 13, 2010.
- Historic Structures of Lafayette, Indiana, Historic Homes and Churches