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Please see synagogues and temples for Darlington contact information and history and photo links. [April 2009]

Beth Israel Congregation. (Reform)
316 Park Avenue
Florence, SC 29502
843 669 9724
Started as the Florence Hebrew Benevolent Association in 1887. 1919 Jewish population was 46.

Beth Israel History and history [January 2010]

Hebrew Benevolent Society: 900 Church Street, Florence, SC 29501. (Church Street is northbound only.) Jews lived there before the Civil War but the Hebrew Benevolent Assoc. was created 1885 with burials continuous since 1887. Contact: Mr. Herman Insel, 815 Park Ave. Florence, SC 29501, 803-699-7265.

Beth Israel Congregation has records. Used by Beth Israel Congregation and people from outlying communities. 480 graves; occasionally non-Jewish spouses are buried.

The Florence, SC Jewish Cemetery will be published in the upcoming Vol. IV of the Darlington District Cemetery Surveys series. (See Darlington for details)

REFERENCE: "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States" pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21. Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee. Submitted by Alan Hirschfeld


burial list [May 2012]

JHSSC cemetery information: [July 2012}

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