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Beth Israel Synagogue


Atlantic City, Atlantic County

founded c.1839, built 1881-82

Beth israel Synagogue, Atlantic CityAtlantic City's Beth Israel congregation built this Moorish style synagogue in 1891-93 on Pennsylvania Avenue, two blocks from the Trump Taj Mahal Casino. It later served as a restaurant and a rooming house, but in the spring of 2001, when I last visited the place, it was boarded up and for sale. The Moorish style, not evident any longer, was one of the commoner architectural styles adopted for Jewish worship, although there are examples of Georgian, Greek Revival and Romanesque synagogues throughout the county.