Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast
California State Historic Landmark 654
#654 First Synagogue Owned by Congregation B'nai Israel
This was the site of the first synagogue on the Pacific Coast. Dedicated on September 3, 1852, the building, prefabricated in Baltimore and shipped around Cape Horn in 1849, originally housed the Methodist Episcopal Church, whose trustees sold the edifice on june 4, 1852, to Alexander Myer, Joseph Levison, and Charles Freidman, officers of the Association of the Children of Israel (B'nai Israel). The congregation followed the Orthodox tradition until 1880, when it became an adherent of Reform Judaism.
Nothing remains of this site.
In sidewalk, 7th St between Capitol and L, Sacramento.
Return to other landmarks in Sacramento county.
Please note: I have no connection to any organizations mentioned on this site.
Site contents copyright 1996-2000 by Donald Laird - all rights reserved
Send comments to: