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Jewish history and photos. News story. [January 2009]

Temple Beth El, 406 Perry Street, Helena, AR 72342; (870) 338-6654 (Reform). Synagogue dates from 1913 but congregation dates from 1867. "Beth El was a regional congregation that attracted Jews from such smaller towns as Marianna, Marvell, Holly Grove, Trenton, and West Helena." Source. [January 2009]

information about the synagogue building. [August 2002] "In 2006, the few remaining members of the Helena Jewish community decided to close their synagogue and donate the building to the state for use as a community arts center..." see history. "Beth El was a regional congregation that attracted Jews from such smaller towns as Marianna, Marvell, Holly Grove, Trenton, and West Helena." [January 2009]

general Phillips County information. [August 2005]

Synagogue

  • Beth El CemeteryHolly Road, County Road 239, Helena. Iron Gate Post
    • This old, well maintained cemetery with many beautiful old trees, as well as many young trees planted in memory of loved ones, is located on Holly Street adjoining St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The oldest burial date is 1863, although some may be older. Many of the people buried here are early settlers of Helena and the surrounding area. There is much family history information on the older stones and some very beautiful poetry. source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [date?]
    • photos. photos and burial list. [April 2010]
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