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Agudath Israel
Agudath Israel
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 Chapter Two of The Synagogues of Dorchester by Richard Heath.

222 Woodrow Avenue

Synagogue

Congregation Agudath Israel (Anshei Sefard)

Built 1924
Building permit March 9, 1923

S.S. Eisenberg, Architect

Later used as Temple Salem 7th Day Adventist Church


Sources:

-Building permit

-Plans at Boston Public Library ? Plan #D41

-WPA Historical Records Survey, Dec. 5, 1940. Frank Halperin, field worker. Microfilm at American Jewish Historical Society. Congregation organized on August 18, 1916, First meeting house a rented storefront, #1107 Blue Hill Avenue. Then moved in 1918 to home at 31 Johnston Road.

-Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, Johnson Road Lot E, Plan 2983, pg. 378. Deed Book 4011, Page 47, Feb. 17, 1917.

-Jewish Advocate, October 27, 1921. Cornerstone ceremony Oct. 30, 1921. "Notable event in the annals of the Jewish community."

-Jewish Advocate, April 17, 1924, front page. "Agudath Israel rapidly nearing completion."

-Jewish Advocate, Nov. 1, 1945, front page. Temple under renovation. "Social and religious powerhouse of Jewish life."

-Bay State Banner, June 4, 1970. & July 2, 1970. Temple Agudath Israel interior burned on May 27, 1970. 16 y/o youth charged with arson. Torahs destroyed and buried at Mr. Lebanon Cemetery.

-Jewish Advocate, Aug. 10, 1972. "Agudath Israel sold this week." Photograph of interior showing the bimah and Ark. Melancholy story of final days.

-Boston Sunday Herald, Dec. 27, 1992. 20th Anniversary of Temple Salem.

-Bay State Banner, Dec. 31, 1992, page 6. Temple Salem markes 20th year. Haitian church purchased Agudath Israel in 1972. Church numbers 865.


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Agudath Israel
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 Agudath Israel in a photograph from the 1990s.

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Agudath Israel
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 Agudath Israel building in a photograph from the 1990s.

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Agudath Israel
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 Agudath Israel building in a photograph from the 1990s.

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Building permit 222 Woodrow Avenue
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 Building permit for 222 Woodrow Avenue, Feb. 12, 1923.

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Building permit 222 Woodrow Avenue, p. 2
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 Part 2 of building permit for 222 Woodrow Avenue.

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Building permit 222 Woodrow Avenue
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 Verso of building permit for 222 Woodrow Avenue.

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Elevation drawing 222 Woodrow Avenue
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 Right side of Elevation drawing of 222 Woodrow Avenue, S.S. Eisenberg, architect.

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Elevation drawing 222 Woodrow Avenue
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 Left side of Elevation drawing of 222 Woodrow Avenue, S.S. Eisenberg, architect.

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Map showing 222 Woodrow Avenue
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 Detail of map from City of Boston website showing location of 222 Woodrow Avenue, formerly used as synagogue Agudath Israel.

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Created: July 28, 2005   Modified: February 15, 2011