Beth Israel Synagogue (Edenbridge, Saskatchewan)

Beth Israel Synagogue (Edenbridge, Saskatchewan)

Infobox Historic building
name = Beth Israel Synagogue

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location_town = Edenbridge, near Melfort, Saskatchewan
location_country = Canada
architect = unknown
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construction_start_date = 1906
completion_date = 1908
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structural_system = one-storey wooden frame, with balconies
style = Carpenter Gothic
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Beth Israel Synagogue is an historic Carpenter Gothic style Orthodox synagogue located in Edenbridge in the rural municipality of Willow Creek, near Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Edenbridge Hebrew Colony was founded in 1906 by Jewish immigrants who came from Lithuania via South Africa. Completed in 1906, the synagogue's wooden frame exterior, steep pitched roof and end lancet windows are typical of the plain Carpenter Gothic style buildings built by other religious groups in Saskatechewan and the rest of rural North America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The elegant interior, however, reflects the Eastern European roots of the Orthodox congregation. Today Beth Israel is the "oldest surviving synagogue in Skatechwan." [ [ Canada's Historic Places: Beth Isreal Synagogue] ]

Beth Israel Synagogue, including its adjacent cemetery, is a municipal heritage site as designated by the Rural Municipality of Willow Creek on September 10, 2003." [ [ Canada's Historic Places: Beth Isreal Synagogue] ]


External links

* [ International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies - Cemetery Project: Saskatchewan: Edenbridge]
* [ Little Synagogue on the Prairie: p. 16: Saskatchewan]

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