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My family attended services at the Blaine Shul with my grandfather, Jacob Goldstein. The Shul moved to Oak Park, on Nine Mile and it was called Mishkan Yisroel. My grandfather moved to Kenosha in O.P. To be near the Shul. I seem to remember those steps in the front of the old place as somebody else mentioned.
know that it wasn't called the Blaine shul, i lived on carter and Linwood,
one block immediately north, and attended my earliest classes at age 8
years, of the United Hebrew School that were held in the basement "classroom"
- there were about 10-15 children around my age. We attended there after
public grade school for about a year, and subsequently our class group
was relocated to the United Hebrew School's site at Philadelphia and Byron
which was Ibelieve a two story building.
We were there for several years, and then the "school"
or at least our class was relocated to a "store front location",
I believe, a former tavern/bar that was remodeled by United Hebrew Schools
and served that area of Detroit. It was located on the west side of Linwood,
about 2-3 doors south of the intersection with Taylor. My family subsequently
relocated to northwest Detroit in 1952. I then attended united Hebrew
schools for the next several years in the classroom / administrative building
adjoining congregation Adat Shalom, on Curtis, just west of Livernois.
The Adat Shalom synagogue was a beautiful sanctuary and
contemporary building style for the time, understandably differing from
the more traditional style of the shul's in the Dexter-Linwood area.
- Max R
Rabbi Stollman was Rabbi here.
- Ruth M
Blaine Shul I was bar-mitzvahed here in 1954, But I remember
a long and wide series of steps leading up to the main entrance. It was
an orthodox shul with 2 tiers inside, that is, a balcony above the bema
that went around, as I remember, the entire shul.
Also known as the "Blaine Shul",
Mishkan Yisroel (Miskin Israel) is where I was bar mitzvahed in 1947.
The Shuls listed below, were better
known by their location than their Hebrew names:
Ben Zion = Humphrey Shul
Beth Emmanuel = Taylor Shul
Miskin Israel = Blaine Shul.
The Tudor building on the Corner
of Linwood and Elmhurst was the Yeshiva Hachmay Lublin. The Yeshiva Beth
Yehuda was located on the corner of Dexter and Cortland.