Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Temple B'nai Israel and the Sacramento Jewish Community

Sacramento: [Temple B'nai Israel/ News Publishing Co.], [1927]. First edition. Softcover. Small quarto. 32pp. String-bound printed tan wrappers with brown lettering on the front cover. A commemorative booklet published to coincide with the celebrations honoring the 75th anniversary of the Temple B'nai Israel synagogue in Sacramento, CA. The synagogue, first erected in 1852, is notable in that is the oldest Jewish congregation in the city, and is also considered the oldest congragationally-owned synagogue building west of the Mississippi River. From from its founding until 1880 the congregation practice Orthodox Judaism, an after 1880 switched to become a Reform synagogue (thereafter adopting "Isaac M. Wise's famous prayer book, Minhag America"). The publication contains a comprehensive history of the congregation to date, lists of members, a program of events for the celebration, and a number of sepia-toned photographic reproductions showing various prominent figures in it's history. Wrappers with some minor smudging, and age toning, as well as few minor creases along edges. Wrappers in good, interior in near fine condition overall. vg to near fine. Item #49314

Price: $475.00

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