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

B'nai Moshe

11359 Dexter

Now
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church

 

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Shared Memories of B'nai Moshe

I went here from around 1937 till the early 40's and then again as a member of Boy Scout Troop 23 (Nate Trager's troop). Most of the time the kids would hang out in the basement while their parents and grand-parents would be davening upstairs. However, there were times I had to sit next to my Zaida who would always be showing me the current place we were reading in the seder (I do that with my family today!) even though I could read Hebrew since I was five.

My cousins lived on Lawrence about a block from the shul so I hung out there most of the high holidays. Fedora hats, new suits (at Rice & Ashe downtown) and other things are still in my memories of the Dexter experience. I went to MacCollough, Rosevelt and Winterhalter (yes, all three - we moved a lot during the late depression years) then Durfee and Cass Tech, and attended Hebrew School at MacCollough, Rose Tzadik Cohen (on Lawton when it was first built in 37 or 38), the UHS on Tuxedo, and then the Yeshiva on Dexter and Cortland.
- Mitch R

In early 1950s, a group of girls walked from the Sturtevant/Petosky area to B'nai Moshe for Saturday services. They had the best Kiddush afterward us girls decided since Rock & Rye pop was served!
Diane

This building was the second location for B'nai Moshe. I believe the first was at Garfield and Beaubien where the VA Hospital now stands. The congregation, which was founded by Hungarian Jews in 1911, moved to the building you have shown in 1929. I believe the school wing was added sometime later. The congregation at that time was Orthodox, so women sat in the balcony upstairs. In 1960, facing an exodus of its members to the suburbs, the congregation sold this building and moved to a new facility at 14390 Ten Mile in Oak Park. Facing yet another exodus, the congregation sold the Oak Park building in 1990 and in 1992 moved into its current building at 6800 Drake Road in West Bloomfield.
Joel

United Hebrew Schools operated the school bldg. next door and North of the synagogue. It was built in the early-50s, and later was operating as a DPS. I am not sure what the school's usage is today.

I attended Hebrew School here from 1951-54. They had an extensive after-school program Mon.-Thurs. with a fleet of buses to deliver students from public schools to Hebrew school. The buses took you home about 6 pm.
Arnie

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