Temple Israel, Minneapolis

Minneapolis's oldest synagogue, Temple Israel (originally named Shaarai Tov), was founded in 1878. By 2012, over two thousand member families belonged to the temple, making it one of the largest Jewish congregations in the United States.

Rabbi Herman Cohen and Cantor Maurice Goldberg at a Temple of Aaron memorial service in observance of Tishar B'ab.

Rabbi Herman Cohen and Cantor Maurice Goldberg

Rabbi Herman Cohen and Cantor Maurice Goldberg at a Temple of Aaron memorial service in observance of Tishar B'ab. Photographed in 1942.

Rabbis Herman M. Cohen and Bernard S. Raskas prepare burned sacred articles for burial at the Temple of Aaron fire site, Ashland and Grotto, St. Paul.

Rabbis Herman M. Cohen and Bernard S. Raskas

Rabbis Herman M. Cohen and Bernard S. Raskas prepare burned sacred articles for burial at the Temple of Aaron fire site, Ashland and Grotto, St. Paul. Photographed by a St. Paul newspaper photographer in 1952.

Temple of Aaron, 616 South Mississippi River Boulevard, St. Paul

Temple of Aaron, 616 South Mississippi River Boulevard, St. Paul

Photograph of Temple of Aaron's Mississippi River Boulevard building taken by C.J. Larson c.1956.

Black and white photograph of Sons of Jacob Temple Queens.

Sons of Jacob Temple Queens

Temple Queens Judy Levinsohn, Faye Begam, Robyn Schaffer, and Norma Lechtman post in front of Sons of Jacob Synagogue in St. Paul, 1960.

Black and white photograph of Young Judea convention at Sons of Jacob.

Young Judea convention at Sons of Jacob

Young Judea convention committee members Elaine Handleman, Miryom Arnold, and Stan Kaplan at Sons of Jacob Synagogue in St. Paul, 1956.

Black and white photograph of Yom Kippur service at Sons of Jacob.

Yom Kippur service at Sons of Jacob

Yom Kippur service at Sons of Jacob.

Black and white photograph of Sons of Jacob addition groundbreaking ceremony.

Sons of Jacob addition groundbreaking ceremony

Photograph taken at a 1952 ceremony marking the start of construction of an addition to Sons of Jacob Synagogue in St. Paul. Present are Rabbi Morris C. Katz, Morris B. Kuller, Samuel Neren, and Joseph Adelman.

Black and white photograph of exterior, Sons of Jacob Congregation.

Sons of Jacob Congregation

Black-and-white photograph of the exterior of Sons of Jacob Congregation c.1890.

Beth Jacob Congregation

Color photograph of the exterior of Beth Jacob Congregation c. 2012 by Lee Prohofsky.

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