Lot #: 80539

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Jewish Synagogues: US > Ohio > Cincinnati - BETH TEFILA TEMPLE (Schachne Isaacs Synagogue/Shul) on color rendition of black and white photograph original (here without power-lines & street lamps) illustrated postcard by Cincinnati News Company with printed caption on front. Used: postmarked (unclear date) apparently via RMS (Railway Mail Service) to ELMWOOD Rhode Island & franked 1c; backstamped BOSTON NEW LONDON Jun 14 1887(?) transit. Beth Tephila was the Synagogue built by the Orthodox Lithuanian Jewish community under Schachne Isaacs and several associates, who were dissatisfied with the unorthodox tendencies shown by the congregations then existing in Cincinnati, so becoming the largest and one of the oldest Orthodox congregations west of the Alleghanies. The congregation was founded in 1869 and the structure depicted on the postcard appears to be the community's 3rd Shul owing to its rapid growth, a former Baptist Church at 426 Carlisle Ave., which served the community between 1881 and 1906. The community existed at least until 1959 (perhaps later).