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[Ark and Bimah, main sanctuary at Beth-El Congregation]

Description: Photograph, taken in 2000, of the "bimah" or altar in the main sanctuary at Beth-El Congregation, 207 W. Broadway, Fort Worth. The building was constructed in 1920, rebuilt in 1948 after a fire gutted the interior, and remodeled in 1981. The 1948 rebuilding and redesign were by the Hungarian-American interior designer Erno Fabry. His design ideas include the stone wall behind the altar, built with reddish Colorado travertine, the ark (which contained the Torahs) framed with gray-veined cremo-Italian marble, as well as the gate with its Art Deco design, and the copper-colored menorahs flanking the ark. In 1981, architect-designer John Mike Cohen of St. Louis oversaw a major remodeling of the sanctuary with peach carpet, chairs, and fiberglass lights resembling a flock of dove.
Date: 2000
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Beth-El Congregation's Second Synagogue]

Description: Photograph of the entrance to the synagogue at 207 W. Broadway Ave. that served Beth-El Congregation from 1920 to 2000. The building has two stories plus a basement with a social hall and kitchen. It is constructed of red brick and limestone. In the photo, the facade has a frieze above the entry with a quote from Psalms ("Give Ear, O Lord, Unto My Prayer") as well as two limestone menorahs above the quotation. The stained-glass windows on the front and side of the building are protected by storm windows. This image shows the front of the building shortly before the congregation moved to a new location across town. Several of the decorative features, particularly the frieze and limestone arches, are stained with black marks from 80 years of air pollution. When the congregation moved in August of 2000, the frieze, menorahs, and a Ten-Commandment carving were removed from the facade and replaced with red brick.
Date: 2000
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Interior of Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary]

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.
Date: 2000
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[National HBCU Week Proclamation]

Description: Copy of a proclamation issued by President William J. Clinton for National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week in the year 2000
Date: 2000
Creator: William J. Clinton
Item Type: Text
Partner: St. Philips College

[Photograph of the Beth-El Synagogue]

Description: Photograph of the east side of Beth-El Congregation's third synagogue located at 4900 Briarhaven Rd. in Fort Worth, Texas. This image was taken shortly after the congregation moved to this location in 2000 and it shows one side of the exterior including large windows near the roof. The building was designed by Fort Worth Architect David Stanford. It was constructed by DeMoss Co.
Date: 2000
Creator: Wilson, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Photograph of the Exterior Corner Detail of Beth-El Temple]

Description: Photograph is a detail of the exterior corner of Beth-El Congregation's third synagogue located at 4900 Briarhaven Rd., Fort Worth. The photo, taken shortly after the building was completed in 2000, includes close-up details of the light-colored limestone bricks and the underside of the roof with its original copper color.
Date: 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Photograph of the Exterior of Beth-El Temple]

Description: Photograph of the southwest corner exterior of Beth-El Congregation's third synagogue. The photo, taken shortly after the building was completed in 2000, shows the roof's copper color. There are also a few cars in the parking lot, and the lawn work is in progress. The building was designed by Fort Worth architect David Stanford. The contractor was the DeMoss Co.
Date: 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Stained Glass Windows, Beth-El Congregation, Briarhaven Rd. Synagogue]

Description: Partial presentation containing labeled slides that showcase the stained-glass windows on the interior of the Beth-El synagogue in Fort Worth, Texas. The images include the stained-glass windows and views of the chapel and sanctuary; in order, the slide images are: [2] the Chapel (interior), [3] close-up of the three stained-glass windows in the Chapel, [4] Hall of Remembrance, [5] main sanctuary (interior), [6] close-up of sanctuary front (interior) and stained glass, [7] close-up of the stained-glass window depicting a shofar, [8] close-up of the stained-glass window depicting a burning bush, and [9] close-up of the stained-glass window depicting the tree of life.
Date: 2000
Creator: Beth El Congregation (Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Photograph of the Torah March]

Description: Photograph of the Torah March, August 8, 2000, during which members of Beth-El Congregation carry Torah scrolls from the old synagogue to the new. The march was organized to transport the congregation's six handwritten Torah scrolls 7.5 miles from the old synagogue at 207 W. Broadway Avenue to the temple's new building at 4900 Briarhaven Road. In this image, those at the front of the march include several teenagers in the temple youth group. The Torahs, usually covered with velvet mantles, are protected with white terry-cloth covers decorated with a blue Jewish star. Also at the front of the procession are members of the color guard from Jewish War Veterans Martin Hochster Post #755. Some of the other 300 congregants who participated are visible in the background.
Date: August 13, 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Photograph of the Torah March]

Description: Photograph of teenagers from the Fort Worth Federation of Temple Youth carrying the Torahs during the Torah march. The Torah march was organized to carry the six handwritten Torah scrolls 7.5 miles from the old synagogue at 207 W. Broadway Avenue to the new Temple Beth-El location at 4900 Briarhaven Road. In this image, five teenagers carry the Torahs (covered by white terry-cloth covers decorated with a blue Jewish star) in a line. From left to right, they are: Adam Hollander, Corey Pew, Tommy Campbell, Micah Horton, and Sarah Rausch. An unidentified young girl is visible in the foreground and parked cars are visible in the background. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says, "Beth-El Archives, Torah March, Aug. 13, 2000, FWFTY carriers of Torahs."
Date: August 13, 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Photograph of the Torah March]

Description: Photograph of Rozanne and Billy Rosenthal holding two of the Torahs (covered by white terry-cloth covers decorated with a blue Jewish star) at the Torah march, August 13, 2000. The Torah march was organized to carry the six handwritten Torah scrolls 7.5 miles from the old synagogue at 207 W. Broadway Avenue to the new Temple Beth-El located at 4900 Briarhaven Road. In this image, the Rosenthals are posing with the Torahs outside of a building; they are both wearing baseball caps with the words "Torah Toter" written across the front. Some of the other 300 congregants who participated are visible in the background.
Date: August 13, 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Photograph of the Torah March]

Description: Photograph of congregation members from Temple Beth-El in Fort Worth, Texas during the Torah March including a color guard from Jewish War Veterans Martin Hochster Post #755 who led the final stretch. The Torah march was organized to carry the six handwritten Torah scrolls 7.5 miles from the old synagogue at 207 W Broadway Avenue to the new Temple Beth-El at 4900 Briarhaven Road. In this photograph, the color guard includes (from left to right) Ted Hoffman carrying the American flag, George Seff with the Lone Star flag, Gary Baum carrying the post banner, and Zac Shlachter, a teen in the congregation's youth group.
Date: August 13, 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Photograph of the Torah March]

Description: Photograph of congregation members from Temple Beth-El in Fort Worth, Texas during the Torah march. The Torah march was organized to carry the six handwritten Torah scrolls 7.5 miles from the synagogue at 207 W. Broadway Avenue to the new Temple Beth-El location at 4900 Briarhaven Road. In this image, a group of people are in Forest Park during part of the march. The three people in the foreground are Sandra free (chair of the event), Steven Ginsberg holding a Torah (covered by terry-cloth covers that are white with a blue Jewish star), and Jeanne Ginsberg. Some of the other 300 congregants who participated are visible in the background.
Date: August 13, 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Dallas-Love Field Crash Trucks]

Description: Photograph of three yellow crash trucks at Dallas-Love Field Airport. The city of Dallas can be seen in the background.
Date: 2001
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Dallas Firefighters Museum

[Photograph of the Interior of Beth-El Temple]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Beth-El Congregation's third synagogue in Fort Worth, Texas. There are multiple clear windows behind the altar and stained glass windows above the altar. The "eternal light" called a "ne'r tamid," in the shape of a bronze torch, is mounted on the wall over the ark.
Date: [2001]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Culinary Arts Students]

Description: Photograph of Culinary Arts students working in a kitchen. One student appears to be movinga table with warming trays. Another student is partially visible behind him. Two other students are visible, one in the right of the photograph and another in the background. Tables, plates and tools hanging on the wall are visible in the background. All four students are wearing chef uniforms.
Date: 2003
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

[Bridge at McAlister Crossing]

Description: Photograph of the Mueller Bridge at the McAlister Crossing in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Trees are visible in the foreground.
Date: January 2004
Creator: Grammer, Shirley
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Dancers at Christmas Party]

Description: Photograph of Marie Valdez and her husband dancing at the Radisson Hotel during a Christmas party; other dancers are visible in the background.
Date: 2004
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

[Mueller Bridge]

Description: Photograph of the Mueller Bridge at McAlister Crossing in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Trees are visible in the foreground.
Date: January 2004
Creator: Grammer, Shirley
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Candidates for Sheriff]

Description: Photograph of candidates for sheriff at a political forum held at St. Philip's College MLK campus under the arches. Three candidates are seated at a table. The Campus Center building is visible behind them. A microphone is visible in the foreground.
Date: 2005
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

[Bank Vault Door]

Description: Photograph of a rusty open vault door at the old bank building in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A person is partially visible to the left.
Date: January 17, 2005
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society