Temple Beth Israel (Macon, Georgia)

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Beth Israel
Affiliation Reform Judaism
Leadership Rabbi: Aaron Sataloff[1] Rabbi Emeritus: Laurence Schlesinger[1]
Status Active
Location 892 Cherry Street,
Macon, Georgia,
 United States
Geographic coordinates 32°50′21″N 83°38′01″W / 32.839072°N 83.633651°W / 32.839072; -83.633651Coordinates: 32°50′21″N 83°38′01″W / 32.839072°N 83.633651°W / 32.839072; -83.633651
Completed 1902[2]
Dome(s) 1

Temple Beth Israel (Hebrew: בית ישראל‎) is a Reform synagogue located at 892 Cherry Street in Macon, Georgia.[3] Formed in 1859 by Jews of German background as Congregation Kahal Kadosh Beth Israel, it was originally Orthodox, and followed the German minhag.[2]

The congregation constructed its first building on the corner of Poplar and Second Streets from 1871 to 1874.[2] The congregation's current building was constructed on the corner of Cherry and Spring Streets in 1902.[2]

As of 2009, the rabbi was Larry Schlesinger.[1] Rabbi Larry Schlesinger retired in June 2017 and is honored with Emeritus status. He is succeeded by Rabbi Aaron Sataloff.


  1. ^ a b c Clergy & Staff, Synagogue website. Accessed June 1, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d History of TBI, Synagogue website. Accessed August 28, 2009.
  3. ^ Synagogue website. Accessed January 30, 2009.

Further reading

  • Friedman, Newton J. A History of Temple Beth Israel of Macon, Georgia 1859-1955, Temple Beth Israel of Macon, Georgia Macon, Georgia, 1990.

External Links

Temple Beth Israel website

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