Temple Sinai

Temple Sinai (HMI9R)

Location: Sumter, SC 29150 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 55.305', W 80° 20.797'

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(Front text)
Sumter's Jewish community, dating to 1815, has long been one of the largest and most influential in inland S.C. Mark Solomons, Franklin J. Moses, and Montgomery Moses brought their families to Sumter District from the old and well-established Jewish community in Charleston. Other families, from Spain, Germany, Poland, Russia, and other European nations, followed. Two organizations founded shortly after the Civil War would later join to form a congregation.

(Reverse text)
The Hebrew Cemetery Society was founded in 1874, the Sumter Hebrew Benevolent Society was founded before 1881, and the two societies agreed to merge that year. A formal merger in 1895 created the Sumter Society of Israelites, the official name of Congregation Sinai. The first synagogue, a frame building constructed by 1900, burned. It was replaced in 1913 by this Moorish Revival brick synagogue, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
HM NumberHMI9R
Marker Number43-42
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 560394 N 3753672
Decimal Degrees33.92175000, -80.34661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 55.305', W 80° 20.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 55' 18.30" N, 80° 20' 47.82" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15 Church St, Sumter SC 29150, US
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