Temple Sinai was built in 1912, replacing a wooden structure constructed around 1900. It belongs to the Congregation Sinai, whose official name is the Sumter Society of Israelites. The synagogue was designed in the Moorish Revival style. The congregation is still active and is a vital part of Sumter's Jewish community. The temple was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
Backstory and Context
"Temple Sinai." Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities. Accessed November 1, 2016. http://www.isjl.org/south-carolina-sumter-temple-sinai-encyclopedia.html.