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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Shaarey Shomayim

Muirland at Midland
aka
Fenkell Shul

Now
Shiloh Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C

 

 

 

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Shared Memories of Shaarey Shomayim

This shul happened to have been the only one in it's neighborhood. It moved to 10 mile in OP where it was demolished to make way for the freeway. A successor minyon under the leadership of Rabbi Goldman currently meets in the Jewish Community Center of OP. My grandfather Bernard Shapiro prayed here from the 1930's until it closed, when he moved to Beth Moses as the next closest shul.
- PK

My father, of blessed memory, was president of this synagogue. I had my bar mitzvah there, in 1949. Another president of the shul was Harry Horowitz, a friend of my fathers, his son, David Horowitz, is a good friend of mine, he can give you more information regarding this shul.

We had a blind cantor, conduct the entire Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur services one High Holiday year. There was a United Hebrew School, two blocks away, on the corner of Parkside, and Midland, a yellow one-story building. My grandfather, Peretz Weinziger, was a Shomer Shabbas, and was a very active member of the shul. It was an orthodox congregation, with separate seating for the men and women, the women were separated from the men with a small white elevated area, on the southern side of the synagogue.

There was a recreational hall down the basement. It did not have a full time rabbi; Rabbi Leo Goldman was the last rabbi of the shul when it was on Muirland and Midland. The shul is still in existence with Rabbi Goldman in Oak Park. My parents had two sefer torahs donated to the shul. Thank you for bringing back many memories of the shul.
- Arbit

The Shaarey Shomayim located on the corner of Midland and Muirland originated in the early thirties. It was some times referred to as the Fenkell Shul. It was a modest wooden structure with the bema in the center. The balcony on one side was for the women. The social hall was in the basement. Many dinners and parties were held there.

My Aunt Lillian Goldman married Al Harrison there in 1934. The sister hood held picnics and parties at Belle Isle and Mt Clemens. My grandfather Peter [Paisha] Goldman was a founding father and shamos. He also read torah and taught bar mitzvah boys. My father Morris Sax was a founding father. Rabbi Moldofsky was the rabbi for many years. Three of his sons were killed in WW2. All of the congregates and rabbi were all from Russia.

The other early members and founding fathers were:
Henry Keyhole, and
The Levine family were prominent Detroiters
Joseph Balberor was president of SS.
Harry Horowitz,
Sam Goldman [my mothers brother]
Barnett Katz [my mothers cousin]
The Gussin family,
Levy,
Pearlman
Weisner family,
Nayer,[mother in law of Abe Satovsky]and
Strotzky

Two years ago SS was on the bus tour sponsored by Adat Shalom and the
Jewish Historical society. SS is now relocated on Wyoming and 10 mile road
in Oak Park, Michigan

I have lived in the Chicago area for many years although my family is
still in the Detroit area. I do not know when SS was closed and reopened in
Oak Park.
- Doris

This was Rabbi Levine who was head of the VAAD Ha Rabonnim's Shul.
- Ruth M.

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