Temple B'nai Israel
Established in 1868, Temple B'nai Israel is the state's oldest Reform Jewish congregation and second oldest congregation (the oldest is Temple Beth Israel in Houston, founded in 1854). The congregation is a vibrant community, offering a religious school and various religious, community engagement, and cultural programs for members of all ages. The congregation's first temple, a Norman Gothic-style building constructed in 1870, is a Texas Historic Landmark. The congregation moved to its current location in 1954.
Backstory and Context
Rabbi James L. Kessler. "Temple B'nai Israel, Galveston." Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed March 07, 2017. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ivt01.
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