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

Jewish population in 1919 was 300. Source: "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.

Sinai (congregation): Sumter Society of Israelites organized in 1904. Temple Sinai, 11 Church Street, P.O. Box 1673, Sumter SC 29151, 803-773-2122. history: "Built in 1912 of brick in the Moorish Revival style, Temple Sinai was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 1999. It is also known as Congregation Sinai, whose official name is the Sumter Society of Israelites...". still active [April 2009]

Sunset: The decline of the rural Jewish Community in the South [July 2014]

Jewish Cemetery:

See The Jewish Cemetery at Sumter, S.C.; A Transcription of the Names and Dates on the Tombstones 1874-1942 by Harold Moise, Sumter, South Carolina 1942 in Vital Statistics file at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form.

website [April 2009]


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