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B'nai Abraham Synagogue

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B'nai Abraham Synagogue

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Basic Information

Location 302 N. Park Brenham, Texas
Country United States
City Brenham, TX

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 30.16891,-96.39834


Summary

The B'nai Abraham congregation in Brenham, Texas was organized in 1885.


History and time period

Early Jewish settlers in the Washington County, Texas arrived during the 1860's. B. Levinson, an original founder, arrived in 1861. Alex Simon arrived in 1866. These individuals became active in the business community of Brenham, and as other Jewish settlers arrived, the need for a synagogue grew. The present building was constructed in 1893, after the first fire in 1892. The twenty members were led by Rabbi Israel. In the 1990's the synagogue was believed to be the oldest Orthodox Jewish synagogue to have been in continuous use in Texas.


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