[Beth-El Congregation's First Synagogue]

[Beth-El Congregation's First Synagogue]

Date: 1915
Creator: The Jewish Monitor
Description: Photograph of Temple Beth-El, the first house of worship for Beth-El, Fort Worth's Reform Jewish congregation. It was a two-story, neo-classical synagogue constructed of wood and stucco. Above the columned entrance was a wooden Star of David, beneath which were the Hebrew words "Y'he Or," meaning "Let There Be Light." Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph say, "Beth-El Congregation's 1st synagogue; built 1908 @ 5th & Taylor Streets. Photo from The Jewish Monitor, 1915. Greek Revival Style, The Hebrew Lettering says: 'Let there be light.'"
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Interior of Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary]

[Interior of Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary]

Date: 2000
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Description: Photograph of the interior of the second house of worship for Fort Worth's Reform Jewish congregation after being remodeled in 1981. This image was taken with the main lights turned off to show the sanctuary's 72 Castelli fiberglass lights, which evoke the imagery of a flock of doves. The stained glass in the background dates to the 1948 remodeling.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
Heritage, Volume 17, Number 01, Spring 1999

Heritage, Volume 17, Number 01, Spring 1999

Date: 1999
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Contributing Partner: Texas Historical Foundation
[Unidentified synagogue in Denton, Texas]

[Unidentified synagogue in Denton, Texas]

Date: c. 1978-04
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an unidentified synagogue in Denton, Texas. A wooden Star of David is built into the glass above the double doors of the brick building. Three steps lead up to the doorway.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Invitation to Golden Jubilee Celebration - 1938]

[Invitation to Golden Jubilee Celebration - 1938]

Date: March 1938
Creator: Congregation B'nai Israel
Description: Invitation from the Congregation B'nai Israel inviting members to a Golden Jubilee celebrating Rabbi Henry Cohen's fifty years of service to the synagogue.
Contributing Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT
[Correspondence between Meyer Bodansky, H. Hawley, Letzerich, Adrian F. Levy, and Stephen F. Rosenblatt - March 1939]

[Correspondence between Meyer Bodansky, H. Hawley, Letzerich, Adrian F. Levy, and Stephen F. Rosenblatt - March 1939]

Date: March 1939
Creator: Bodansky, Meyer, 1896-1941
Description: Letters between Dr. Meyer Bodansky and the company Hawley and Letzerich, discussing the taxes paid of boxes of Dr. Bodansky's textbook that are being imported into Texas. Also included in the letters are those from Dr. Bodansky to Revered Stephen F. Rosenblatt discussing the availability of a choir director position for Rev. Rosenblatt.
Contributing Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT
[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue]

[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue]

Date: 1960~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Ahavath Sholom Congregation's second synagogue, located in the 800 block Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas. The synagogue, constructed in 1906 at a cost of $15,000, was a two-story brick building with stained-glass windows, a sanctuary with a balcony for women, and basement classrooms. The Hebrew phrase above the door translates to: "1906 Ahavath Sholom." The congregation worshiped in this synagogue from 1906 to 1951. The building was torn down to create a parking lot.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue Construction]

[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue Construction]

Date: 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Ahavath Sholom Congregation's fourth synagogue under construction. In the image, only the frame of the synagogue has gone up and there is a crane parked to the right of the building. Construction on the synagogue began in 1979 at the corner of Hulen Street and Briarhaven Road, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue]

[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue]

Date: September 1952
Creator: W. D. Smith Commercial Photography
Description: Photograph of the Ahavath Sholom Congregation's third synagogue, located at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Myrtle Street in Fort Worth, Texas. The $400,000 building, designed by architect Charles O. Chromaster and built by Rambo Construction Co., was completed in the Fall of 1952.The congregation remained at that location until December 1980.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue]

[Ahavath Sholom Synagogue]

Date: 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: Congregation Ahavath Sholom's fourth synagogue, designed by architect Martin Growald, constructed by contractor Perry McCord and completed in December 1980. The $3.5 million synagogue was located on 12 acres at the corner of Hulen Street and Briarhaven Road. The photograph is taken at night time, and there are lights shining on the building's white stone facade. The words "Congregation Ahavath Sholom" and the congregation's logo are on the exterior of the building.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
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