Miami temple becomes museum

Miami’s oldest synagogue will be turned into an annex of Florida’s Jewish Heritage Museum. The Miami Herald reported that Congregation Beth Jacob’s building will reopen Monday in its new capacity. The congregation opened in 1929, and converted the building to a school in the 1930s when membership outgrew the space.

In
recent years, membership dwindled and Beth Jacob had trouble
assembling a minyan for services. Members told the Herald that they were pleased that the building will retain a Jewish purpose. The building’s second sanctuary already is in use by the museum.

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