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

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.