CLEVELAND: Bolivar County Print

 

http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ms/cleveland.htm has Jewish Community history and photos. [January 2009]

http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ms/HistoryofAdathIsraelClevelandMS.htm has Adath Israel Temple history and photos. [January 2009]

http://www.rootsweb.com/~msboliva/ has general county information. [August 2005]

Adath Israel Temple: 201 S. Bolivar Ave., Cleveland - National Register: 02001499 (12/12/2002): "The Adath Israel Congregation was organized in 1923 as an outgrowth of a Hebrew Sunday School established the previous year. Initially meeting in the Cleveland Consolidated School, the congregation built the Adath Israel Temple in 1927 in the Byzantine style. The first congregation president was J.S. Borodofsky, and Jacob Halevi served as the first resident rabbi. The Adath Israel Sisterhood was organized in 1922. A temple annex, designed by architect Harold Kaplan of Greenville, was completed in 1949-'50." Cleveland, A Centennial History: "... members of the Hebrew community from all over the Delta drove to Cleveland for services." A resident recently told me burials are done elsewhere. Source: Eric J. Brock, Historic Preservation & Planning Consulting, P.O. Box 5877 Shreveport, LA 71135-5877. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text73365 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Adath Israel constructed its first permanent building at 201 South Bolivar Street in 1927.  The synagogue served Cleveland and surrounding communities like Boyle, Pace, Shaw, Shelby, Alligator, Drew, and many others.  The temple is still in use today with around 25 members. [January 2009]

 

Adath Israel Cemetery: in Municipal Cemetery: Some Jewish burials are in main city cemetery, but attempt to establish a Jewish cemetery failed as nobody wanted to be first. Source: Larry Brook, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [May 2005]

 

 

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