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Congregation Beth Yeshurun

Congregation Beth Yeshurun is a Conservative synagogue in Houston, Texas.

Founded in 1891 as Adath Yeshurun, it merged in Congregation Beth El, taking its current name. In 2002 Beth Yeshurun absorbed the membership of Shearith Israel of nearby Wharton, Texas.[2]

Adath Yeshurun

Congregation Adath Yeshurun was founded in 1887 as an Orthodox alternative to Temple Beth Israel (Houston, Texas) which in 1874 had moved from Orthodox to Reform. [1] After a period during which the congregation met for prayers in private homes, a wood-framed, former church was purchased at the corner of Walker Ave. and Jackson street.[2] [3] Growth of the congregation, especially an influx of members who moved to Houston after the 1900 Galveston hurricane made the need for a larger space pressing; the congregation dedicated a large, new synagogue at the corner of Preston and Hamilton in 1908.[4]

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  1. The Golden Book of Congregation Adath Yeshurun: commemorating fifty years of service to the Jewish community of Houston, Texas, 1891-1941, By Congregation Adath Yeshurun, Houston, Tex. Published by D. H. White & co., Houston, 1942, p. 21.
  2. Olitzky, Kerry M.; Raphael, Marc Lee. The American Synagogue: A Historical Dictionary and Sourcebook, Greenwood Press, June 30, 1996, p. 349.
  3. The Golden Book of Congregation Adath Yeshurun: commemorating fifty years of service to the Jewish community of Houston, Texas, 1891-1941, By Congregation Adath Yeshurun, Houston, Tex. Published by D. H. White & co., Houston, 1942, p. 22.
  4. The Golden Book of Congregation Adath Yeshurun: commemorating fifty years of service to the Jewish community of Houston, Texas, 1891-1941, By Congregation Adath Yeshurun, Houston, Tex. Published by D. H. White & co., Houston, 1942, p. 22 and photos in several parts of the book.

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