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Monday       9-3
Tuesday       9-3
Wednesday  9-3
Thursday     9-3
Friday          9-2
Saturday     Closed
Sunday       Closed

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1884 - Congregation B'ne Jacob incorporated, ancestor of Beth Israel.

1886 - Moses Montefiore Gemeinde incorporated, apparent successor to B'ne Jacob.  Splinter group forms Anshe Jacob. Purchases small house at 674 Market Street for use as a synagogue.  "The Daughters of Eva" benevolent society founded, predecessor to Beth Israel Sisterhood.

1890 - Moses Montefiore and Anshe Jacob acquire adjoining lots in Town of Greenfield for use as a cemetery. First plots sold in 1891.

1891 - Amalgamation of Moses Montefiore and Anshe Jacob to form Beth Hamedrash Hagadol.

1892 - Solomon Isaac Scheinfeld hired as first permanent rabbi, but stayed less than a year.

1893 - New synagogue at 462 Fifth Street completed.

1900 - Courts foreclose on synagogue property. Congregation unable to pay debts.

1901 - Beth Hamedrash Hagadol reorganized, and Congregation Beth Israel is born.
Beth Israel reacquires Fifth Street synagogue building.

1902 - Rabbi Scheinfeld returns from Kentucky to take Beth Israel pulpit.

1903 - Eva's Sisters reorganized as successor to Daughters of Eva.

1911 - Ladies Auxiliary Society of Congregation Beth Israel organized to replace Eva's Sisters.  Leah Epstein first president.

1924 - Fifth Street synagogue sold. Congregation meets in temporary quarters at old Rose Theater at 7th and Walnut.

1925 - Construction of new Teutonia Avenue synagogue.

1926 - Rabbi Max J. Mintz instrumental in launching new youth-oriented programs at Beth Israel.  Men's Club organized, Jack Heimovit first president.

1937 - High Holiday English Services instituted, with mixed seating allowed.

1940 - British War Relief Organization formed to contribute clothing.

1942 - Beth Israel Red Cross Chapter organized to roll bandages and knit clothing.

1946 - Cantor Richard Tucker participates in High Holiday services for two years.

1952 - New chapel built on cemetery grounds.

1957 - Fifteen acres of land purchased in Glendale for new synagogue.

1959 - Teutonia Avenue synagogue sold. Vacated in 1960.

1960 - Congregation meets in temporary quarters at East Side Hebrew School.

1962 - First services held in newly completed school building, the first phase of Beth Israel's new synagogue.

1966 - Dedication of second phase social hall and sanctuary building.

1980 - Dedication of third phase sanctuary.

1984 - Year-long centennial celebration begins.

1985 - Congregation Beth Israel enters its second century!

2006 - Renovation of the sanctuary & social hall is completed.

2012 - The partnership between Congregation Beth Israel and Congregation Beth El Ner Tamid is approved by both congregations.  The newly blended synagogue is called Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid.