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 Zion

3841 Humphrey at Holmur

aka the
Humphrey Shul

Now
St. Paul Cumberland Presbyterian Church

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Shared Memories of B'nai Zion

Went to Humphrey /Holmur shule every Shabbos with my parents, Philip & Leah Zaks. I remember as a 5 yr old or so going back & forth between the balcony where and the main floor, remember seeing a sea of swaying talleses where my father sat. I remember spitoons too (near doorways?) I go back to the area often.
Elaine Zaks

In the 50's - there was a Young Couples Minyan in the basement of the Shul. They had their own services and provided Kiddish every Shabbos. This is where we "davened" when we were married in the 51.
- Ruth & Paul

Humphrey Shul I remember attending shul every Shabbos . I sat upstairs in the balcony with my mother and my two Bubbes. The Rabbi was Rabbi Grushkin and my Zayde Harry Katz was the vice president of the shul. I remember how I loved attending services and following along with my fingers in the Chumash when the Torah was read. Two memories stick out in my mind-one was when Soapy Williams made an appearance at the shul-everyone was so excited and welcomed him warmly...the other was a personal memory of me and my cousins accidentally discovering a pool (must have been the Mikvah) !! The love of Judaism and being a part of the Jewish community all began in this wonderful shul!!
Anita

Many of the houses of worship were known by the street they were on rather than their name, i.e., the Humphrey Shul (synagogue) where my cousin was bar mitzvahed.
Peter

I attended the Humphrey shul as a little boy. My grandfather was a President there. About two years ago, I went back to look at the shul with my father and a friend. We chose a Sunday morning. A man was standing on the sidewalk with a big stick. He explained that his job was to ward off any wild dogs so the parishioners would be safe in their coming and going. We were invited in and sat with the worshippers during the Sunday services. The people were very warm and made us feel at home (even offering us sacraments, which we politely declined.) We were taken on a tour, including the balcony (where, about 50 years ago, I spent most of the time hanging out with the women). It brought back touching memories. The church accepted our modest donations as we left. I recommend this experience to everyone who remembers this shul.
Larry

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