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Synagogue/Society ID: USA-00579
Synagogue/Society Name: Temple Sons of Israel (Formerly Chevra Agudas Achim, Punxsutawney, Pa.)
Synagogue/Society Location
Country: USA
City: Punxsutawney
Synagogue/Society Details
Number of Memorials: 121
Number of Photographs: 121
Synagogue/Society Description: Jewish families began meeting for worship services in Punxsutawney as early as 1886 and founded Chevra Aguadas Achim Congregation in 1889. Chevra Aguadas Achim closed in the early 1980s and donated its plaques to Sons of Israel Congregation in DuBois. Temple Sons of Israel closed in early 2023. In mid-2023, the memorial boards from Chevra Agudas Achim in Punxsutawney were relocated to the Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society Museum. Plaques photographed and transcribed by Richard Levine (2008) and Eric Lidji (2023). For more information, visit
Data last updated: 07/11/2023

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