Largest Orthodox Synagogue in the U.S. Dedicated in Memphis
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Largest Orthodox Synagogue in the U.S. Dedicated in Memphis

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The Baron Hirscl Synagogue of this city, the largest Orthodox synagogue in the United States, was Dedicated here this week-end with a series of events which began with a religious service Friday night and ended with a dinner tonight.

The $1,600,000 structure, witch took seven years to complete, has a seating capacity of 2,000 and an ability to take an additional 1,000 seats for special occasions. Beside the huge auditorium, the building includes 26 classrooms, an assembly hall, a children’s synagogue, a Beth Medrash, several kitchens, a canteen, a youth room and 11 offices. Its spiritual leader is Rabbi Isadore Goodman.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund