West End Synagogue

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West End Synagogue, originally Khal Kodesh Adath Israel and known for a while as the Gay Street Synagogue, is a historic congregation in Nashville. It is Conservative and dates to the 1850s.[1]

Percival Goodman designed its sanctuary in 1950 with a flexible arrangement that was widely imitated.[2][3] The synagogue includes the Beit Miriam Religious School.[4] Alumni of the school include Rosalind Helderman.

Arthur Hertzbeg was the rabbi from 1947 until 1956.[5]

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  1. ^ Olitzky, Kerry M.; Raphael, Marc Lee (May 2, 1996). "The American Synagogue: A Historical Dictionary and Sourcebook". Greenwood Publishing Group – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Raphael, Marc Lee (April 18, 2011). "The Synagogue in America: A Short History". NYU Press – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Goodman, Percival (May 2, 2001). "Percival Goodman: Architect - Planner - Teacher - Painter". Princeton Architectural Press – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Religious School". West End Synagogue.
  5. ^ Nadell, Pamela Susan (May 2, 1988). "Conservative Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook". ABC-CLIO – via Google Books.

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