Congregation Beth El

Congregation Beth El

This simple white frame structure featuring gable roof ends with spindle work is the oldest synagogue building in continuous use in Michigan. It was constructed in 1885 on land donated by Perry Hannah, Traverse City lumber magnate who contributed to many religious and civic institutions. Julius Steinberg, Julius Levinson and Solomon Yalomstein were the first trustees of Beth El. Unchanged in appearance, the building has served the Jewish community in the Grand Traverse area for almost a century.
photo of Congregation Beth El

Registered Site L0421
Erected 1977

Location: 312 South Park St.
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County

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Churches and Religious Buildings
Jewish History

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Latitude: 44.761667, Longitude: -85.618137

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