beth ezekiel

By: Lesley

Oct 01 2012

Category: Owen Sound, sacred

5 Comments

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Beth Ezekiel’s membership has grown nearly four-fold in the past few years. The Hebrew School and the offer of a Jewish community in this largely rural area has become an attractive feature for Jews looking to settle outside of the city, and even a drawing card for the community at large as it seeks to attract young professionals to the area. (from website). Found in Owen Sound, this is Canada’s one remaining small town synagogue. Originally built as a church, the building has been the religious and cultural centre of Owen Sound Jewish life for since 1946. It is now designated a building of historical significance.

Participating in Whimsical Windows and Delirious Doors (in honour of our host, Toby, for my 700th post!)

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5 comments on “beth ezekiel”

  1. That’s quite a sturdy and serious looking building!

  2. yes, it does look as if it was built to last!
    I hadn’t thought about it, but I guess many small towns far from the city would not have many options for worshipping.

  3. It is nice that a house of worship remains that after the original congregation moved on. Small town do not often have a variety of places to worship (unless like in New England where I live there it’s the ubiquitous white Congregational church on every town green). It may be that its smallness and is what worshipers seek, not ornate but honest in its style and spirituality. Nicely captured!

  4. What an interesting story! I’m always impressed with the knowledge that you possess about all the architecture in your neighborhood.
    And I love the colors on that building!

  5. What a fine looking building! Congrats on your 700th post!!


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