Beth-El Congregation Archives, Fort Worth

History

The Beth-El Congregation was established in 2002, rising out of the influx of Jewish settlers in Forth Worth. The 43 people who started the congregation were looking for a chance to start a new autonomous life and the freedom of growth that a rapidly expanding Fort Worth offered. While the congregation has remained small throughout the decades, they have provided a unique insight into the life of Jews in Texas as well as the growth of the state.

About the Archives

The Beth-El Congregation Archives collection includes photographs of confirmation classes dating from 1905 to the present, as well as social events from their community. The collection also includes handwritten notes from the first and second organizing meetings of Beth-El Congregation in 1902. They have contributed to the Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures collections.

Contact

Hollace Weiner

817 332-7141

hollaceava@gmail.com

Address

Beth-El Congregation
4900 Briarhaven Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76109



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