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I attended Beth Moses on Linwood almost every Saturday from approximately 1957 until 1960 or 1961. The rabbi was Rabbi Frankel who also tutored me until my bar mitzvah. He was from Iraq if I remember correctly but the shul was Romanian. The Secretary of the shul was Oscar Garrison , my step-grandfather, who was also born in Romania. Oscar helped negotiate the merger with Evergreen. Usually the Saturday congregation consisted of elderly men who were from the old country. I remember them well as they always treated me with kindness.
I went to Sunday School here around 1950. This was the Romanian Shul and
the architecture was considered very modern at the time.
- Marcia D.
Beth Moses was the 'Roumanian Shul' and also hosted a B'nai Brith lodge
(Pisgah, I believe). This was it's last Orthodox venue before merging
with the "Evergreen Congregation (C) at 7 mile and Evergreen. After
the construction of the Lodge I used to walk here with my grandfather
oover the Lodge from Linwood & 6 mile circa 1960 as the closer shuls
like Shaarey Shomayim petered out.
I think the confusion comes from (after looking at the
site again) the letters from visitors which accompany it... they seem
to indicate that Beth Moses went from Linwood to West Bloomfield through
their mergers, which is not true regardless of any cornerstones. The longest
home for Beth Moses was on Evergreen and 7 Mile
Road. Someone should speak with Rabbi Shnipper. In all the years that
I attended Beth Moses, I never heard about the Linwood building or location.
I do know that there had been an Evergreen congregation and perhaps it
is this shul that merged with Beth Moses to form the 'Beth Moses' that
I grew up with which later merged with Beth Abraham Hillel.
The mystery approaches solving!
Beth Moses was the 'Romanian Shul' and also hosted a B'nai
Brith lodge (Pisgah, I believe). This was it's last Orthodox venue before
merging with the "Evergreen Congregation"
at 7 mile and Evergreen. After the construction of the Lodge I used
to walk here with my grandfather over the Lodge from Linwood & 6 mile
circa 1960 as the closer shuls like Shaarey Shomayim petered out.
- P. Konstam
That's it. I had my Bar Mitzvah here in May, 1954. I don't
know much, except it is a modern building of the 50s. My guess it that
this wasn't a synagogue very long before the whole congregation left the
Beth Moses later merged with Beth Abraham Hillel which
became Beth Abraham Hillel Moses. Somewhere on 7 Mile is an old
Beth Abraham - I know that because that is where my parents where married.
All I remember is it is on the North East corner of the intersection.
The congregation is currently located on Maple Road in West Bloomfield
and is now known as Beth Ahm (for Abraham Hillel Moses).