Category Archives: Jewish Culture

From across the pond, support for Phoenix synagogue

From across the Atlantic Ocean — DoCoMoMo in France and Jewish Heritage UK in Britain — come these letters of support for the preservation of the former Beth Hebree synagogue at 333 E. Portland in downtown Phoenix.

Take an animated tour of threatened Phoenix synagogue

In an October, 2007 Arizona Preservation Foundation “Action Alert,” the potential demolition of Phoenix’s first Orthodox synagogue was communicated to APF members and friends. The structure, located at 333 E. Portland St., was designed by architect Max Kaufman and built by Arizona‚Äôs Mardian Construction in 1954. It’s not protected by any kind of historic designation, and the land on which it stands may be in the process of being sold. Local developer Michael Levine hopes to save the building. He put together this “rough” model animation of what the building could look like restored.