PROLOGUE
1ST DETROIT SERVICE
SHULS
1ST HEBREW DELRAY
AARON ISRAEL [STOLINER]
ADAS YESHURN [TYLER]
ADAT SHALOM
AHAVATH ZION
AMARATH TEMPLE
AVAS ACHIM [DELMAR]
AVAS ACHIM 2
BETH AARON
BETH AARON V ISRAEL
BETH ABRAHAM
BETH ABRAHAM 2
B'NAI DAVID
BETH EL [BONSTELLE]
BETH EL
BETH EMMANUEL [TAYLOR]
BETH ITZCHOCK
BETH MOSES
BETH MOSES 2
BETH MOSES [OWEN]
B'NAI MOSHE
BETH SCHMUEL
BETH TICHVAH [PETOSKEY]
BETH YEHUDA
B'NAI ISRAEL
B'NAI ISRAEL 2
B'NAI JACOB
B'NAI JACOB
B'NAI ZION [HUMPHREY]
DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE
EL MOSHE
EZRAS ACHIM TUROVER
HERES ISRAEL
MISHKAN YISROEL
NUSACH HARI
SHAAREY SHOMAYIM [FENKELL]
SHAAREY TORAH
SHAAREY ZEDEK
SHAAREY ZION [PIGGLY WIGGLY]
TEMPLE ISRAEL
INSTITUTIONS
BETH DAVID CEMETERY
BETH EL ELMWOOD CEMETERY
BETH OLEM CEMETERY
BUTZEL BUILDING
FREE BURIAL ASSN
JCC MEYERS
JCC WOODWARD
JEWISH WELFARE FED
MANUEL URBACH
SHAAREY ZEDEK SCHOOL
SINAI HOSPITAL
THE SCHVITZ
TUSHIYAH UHS
UHS DELMAR
YESHIVA BETH YEHUDA & MOGEN AVROM


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Beth Abraham

12517 Linwood

Now
St. Andrew's A.M.E
Church

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Shared Memories of Beth Abraham

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The Shamas of the shul in the late 40's - early 50's was a gentleman by the
name of Mr. Landgarten who lived on Highland - about 2500. He was the finest of
people, inviting my brother and me into his Succah and spending time with us.
I'll never forget his many kindnesses.
- Joel S.

Thanks for this great website. The Beth Abraham congregation originally met in my great-great-grandfather Mendel Kessler's house on Winder Street in the early 1890s. I can locate the address for you, but I'm quite sure the building was destroyed.
- Bruce F

I beleive this was the last Orthodox venue of the the 'galitzianer shul'.
- PK

I have a written history of Beth Abraham prepared for the 100th anniversary celebration. As part of the yearlong events in 1992, a tour of the synagogues of Beth Abraham was taken including a walk through of the Linwood Shul and also the building on Seven Mile and Greenlawn.

While at the Linwood shul, the Beth Abraham visitors participated, with their hosts, in a service. The church gave the synagogue a gift of three stained glass stars of David that had been removed during a recent remodeling of the church. We were then guest of the church to a fully kosher reception afterward. The stars were taken back to the Maple Road synagogue and a few months later a visit by hundreds of members of the St Andrews AME to unveil the newly installed "antique" stars of David. I have photos and a video of the events.
- Risha

I attended church (Sunday school) there in the late 60's.... I was about 7 or so and the neighborhood was very nice then...nice enough for me and my brother to walk there by ourselves... I was Mary in the Christmas pageant...
- SJ

I believe this was the last Orthodox venue of the 'galitzianer shul'.
- PK

I never attended this "shul," but was married in the sanctuary that replaced it at Seven Mile Rd. and Roselawn (across Roselawn from U of D High). The congregation now resides on Maple in West Bloomfield.
- Alan

Beth Abraham moved from Linwood to W. Seven Mile and Roselawn near U of D High School in the mid-50s. At this time, the Jewish community was moving rapidly to the Livernois, Wyoming, Curtis Rd., Seven Mile area. The Dexter-Davison Market moved to Curtis-Wyoming, retaining its name.

I attended AZA meetings at the new Beth Abraham, in 1957-59. AZA was the boy's youth group of B'Nai Brith. It was part of BBYO, a youth group for Jewish kids. At the time, Mumford High School was heavily Jewish.
- Arnie

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