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Shared Memories of Ezras Achim Turover
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Turover Shul, as I knew it, was on Richton at the corner of Linwood. (S.W.
corner) Being a young girl child I would sit with my father in the men's'
section. My grandmother would sit in the front row of the women's' section
and I could see her quite plainly. We had wonderful Simcha Torah holidays
marching around with our flags and apples on top. For the holiday Succoth,
the Succah was right outside on Richton and very impressive to a young
child. There was a basement where the kids would go when the "davening"
got to be too long. I have very fond memories of this synagogue and it
was named for a section of Poland/Russia from where many of the members
I just learned about your site and have spent several
minutes reliving days of my youth. Although I do not have the time right
now to get into detail, I can give you a bit more on the Ezras Achim synagogue
on Dexter. First off, my father, Rabbi Abraham Gardin, was its Rabbi during
the fifties. I spent many hours at prayer and play (in the basement social
hall) at what was commonly referred to as the Tourover Shuel (Cong. Ezras
Achim-Tourover Aid Society, I think was its full name. I will have to
check with my Mom when I have an opportunity.)