#865:  Site of Jackson's Pioneer Jewish Synagogue

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SE corner of Church and North Sts, Jackson



State Plaque



From the plaque:

On September 18, 1857, Congregation B'nai Israel of Jackson dedicated on this site the first synagogue in the Mother Lode. High Holiday worship continued until 1869 when the larger Masonic Hall was used to accommodate the congregation. The wooden structure then served as a schoolhouse until 1888. Relocated onto a nearby lot, it became a private dwelling, and was razed in 1948.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the commission for the preservation of pioneer Jewish cemeteries and landmarks of the Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, June 27, 1976.

©2009 David Schmitt