New temple to be erected- 9 June 1923

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New temple to be erected- 9 June 1923 - WILL BE CONSTRUCTED $SO,000 Edifice to Be Built...
WILL BE CONSTRUCTED $SO,000 Edifice to Be Built by Seventeenth Street Congregation A new orthodox temple will be erected within the near future by the Agudath Achim congregation at 1306 Seventeenth street, according to announcement made yesterday. The cost will approximate $80,000, with the majn structure being 44 by So feet in dimensions. The old synagogue, erected thirty-three years ago, will be razed, but has been found inadequate for the growing needs of the congregation. A building committee composed of Chairman Jacob Berman, Sol Brett, Morris Lenson, H. D. Snitzer and Morris Henderson was appointed to draw up a program for the work. They have consulted the architect firm of Shor & Firedman, of Pittsburg, preparatory to proceeding with the work, after viewing edifices in other cities of the eastern states. Rabbi Samuel Strauss is in charge of the congregation; which also supports a parish school. ' The tentative plans now provide a structure of Moasic design, with three huge doors giving entrance off Seventeenth street. The main auditorium will have a seating capacity of about 550, with room for 250 in the balcony. A fully equipped basement will be provided. . .. In conjunction With this, the congregation has secured the services of Mr. Couland, of Montgomery, Ala., as the temple cantor. NEW ORTHODOX TEMPLE

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  1. Altoona Tribune,
  2. 09 Jun 1923, Sat,
  3. Page 13

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