History of First Congregation Sons of Israel to be explored

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The public is invited to explore the history of First Congregation Sons of Israel with the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19.

The society will explore the history of the city’s oldest Jewish congregation with a program in the synagogue’s sanctuary at 161 Cordova St.

The program is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

First Congregation Sons of Israel was formed in the 1890s and chartered in 1908. The first worship service in the current sanctuary, the oldest synagogue building in continuous use in the State of Florida, was held on March 30, 1924.

For further information, contact the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society at 804-914-4460 or go to sajhs.com. The email address is sajhs1565@gmail.com.

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