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Middletown synagogue gets new historical marker

Posted 6/12/19

Recently, through a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, B'nai Jacob Synagogue at Nissley and Water streets in Middletown was awarded a historical marker designed by Sewah Studios in …

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Middletown synagogue gets new historical marker

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Recently, through a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, B'nai Jacob Synagogue at Nissley and Water streets in Middletown was awarded a historical marker designed by Sewah Studios in Ohio.

B'nai Jacob Synagogue was chartered in 1904 and opened in 1906 as an Orthodox Synagogue. It is the oldest building in continuous use as a synagogue in Dauphin County.

Today the synagogue is egalitarian conservative and has Sabbath services on the first Friday of every month and High Holy Day services in October.

In 1985, the synagogue was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior, mostly through the efforts of Professor Ambrose Klain of Penn State University Harrisburg.