BROOKHAVEN [Mississippi] — The ownership of Brookhaven’s historic Jewish temple may soon change hands to the Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society.
The move would guarantee the temple’s preservation and end the society’s search for a place to call home.
Hal Samuels, facilitator of the Temple B’nai Shalom, said letters are being sent across the country to descendants of the temple’s former congregation to basically ask permission to donate the structure to the historical society.
He said the temple would be donated with the understanding that it would be used as a museum permanently, both for the historical society and as a Jewish heritage museum.
Read the full article in the June 21, 2009 edition of the Clarion Ledger.
Also – see Samuel Gruber’s blog entry.