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  Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
 Collection: Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures
[Holiday Succot in 2007]

[Holiday Succot in 2007]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Two photographs of Rabbi Ralph Meckleburger entertaining children during the Holiday of Succot in 2007, outdoors at Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Rd. The succah, or tabernacle, is built outdoors. Page from a thank you letter to the rabbi. " Thank you! 2007 Dear Rabbi Mecklenburger, Thank you for helping us celebrate Sukkot. We all loved the story you told and enjoyed swaying to the songs you played. Todah, Rachel Yaacobi on behalf of Lil Goldman's students and staff."
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[In Memoriam]

[In Memoriam]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Wolf & Klar Jewelers' 163 employees signed a certificate giving a Torah to the Beth-El Congregation in 1947 in memory of company founder Alex Wolf. The synagogue, at 207 W. Broadway, was gutted in a 1946 fire and lost most of its Torahs. A photograph of Alex Wolf is in the upper-left corner and a Wolf & Klar Jewelers' logo which says "In Memoriam" is in the lower-right corner. The text at the top of the certificate says: "In loving memory and respect for our beloved founder, Mr. Alex Wolf, we the employees of Wolf & Klar Companies, dedicate this torah to Beth El congregation, as a memorial to his love and kindness of his fellow men."
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[Interior, Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary, after 1981 remodeling]

[Interior, Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary, after 1981 remodeling]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Interior photograph of the remodeled sanctuary at the Beth-El Congregation at 207 W. Broadway Ave in Fort Worth. Theatre-style chairs circle around a central podium. Large stained-glass windows are visible on the far right and fiberglass lamps, evoking a flock of dove, hang from the ceiling. The sanctuary was designed by St. Louis architect John Mike Cohen.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Main sanctuary at new synagogue, Beth-El Congregation]

[Main sanctuary at new synagogue, Beth-El Congregation]

Date: 2000
Creator: Fittipaldi, Mary Ann
Description: Panoramic photograph of the interior of of the synagogue of the Beth-El Congregation at 4900 Briarhaven Rd in Fort Worth which was completed in August of 2000. The photograph was taken from the balcony. The seating on the floor fills the bottom half of the photo while large stained-glass windows fill the back wall.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Main sanctuary, Beth-El, ca. late 1920's or mid-1930's]

[Main sanctuary, Beth-El, ca. late 1920's or mid-1930's]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Children celebrating the holidays of Succot and Simchat Torah in the main sanctuary of the Beth-El Congregation, 207 W. Broadway, taken in the late 1920s or mid-1930s. This rare photo is among the few that show the original interior of the temple sanctuary, which featured a choir loft and a pipe organ.
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[Menorah Sculpture]

[Menorah Sculpture]

Date: 2002
Creator: Owens, Gene
Description: Menorah Sculpture cast in bronze by artist Gene Owens. The sculpture was created in 1962 for the Galveston Street entrance to the new religious-school wing of Beth-El Congregation. In the summer of 2000, the sculpture was moved to the congregation's new building at 4900 Briarhaven Rd., where this picture was taken in 2002. Beth-El's archivist, Hollace Weiner, stands behind the sculpture.
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[Minutes, third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, October 5, 1902]

[Minutes, third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, October 5, 1902]

Date: October 5, 1902
Creator: Carb, Isidore, congregation secretary
Description: Minutes from the third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, Oct. 5, 1902, handwritten in pencil on the back of a courthouse circular. The reverse side of the minutes is a Courthouse Circular, dated Oct. 3, 1902.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Organizing Meeting of Beth-El Congregation]

[Organizing Meeting of Beth-El Congregation]

Date: September 21, 1902
Creator: Carb, Isadore, congregation secretary
Description: Minutes from the organizing meeting of the Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth on September 21, 1902.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Painting #1, montage of ritual images at Beth-El]

[Painting #1, montage of ritual images at Beth-El]

Date: 2004
Creator: Rand, Archie
Description: Painting #1 which is a montage mural painting of ritual images in the foyer of Beth-El Congregation at 4900 Briarhaven Rd., Fort Worth. The artist was Archie Rand.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Painting #2, montage of ritual images at Beth-El]

[Painting #2, montage of ritual images at Beth-El]

Date: 2004
Creator: Rand, Archie
Description: Painting #2 which is a montage mural painting of ritual images in the foyer of Beth-El Congregation at 4900 Briarhaven Rd., Fort Worth. The artist was Archie Rand.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives