Adath Israel Temple
Temple Adath Israel (Cleveland, Mississippi)
Temple Adath Israel (Cleveland, Mississippi)
Location201 S. Bolivar Ave., Cleveland, Mississippi
Coordinates33°44′35″N 90°43′29″W / 33.74303°N 90.724709°W / 33.74303; -90.724709Coordinates: 33°44′35″N 90°43′29″W / 33.74303°N 90.724709°W / 33.74303; -90.724709
Architectural styleByzantine
NRHP reference No.02001499
Added to NRHPDecember 12, 2002

Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish synagogue in Cleveland, Mississippi.

The Congregation was organized in 1923; a Hebrew school had been started the previous year.[1] The congregation's Byzantine Revival synagogue was built in 1927. An annex, designed by architect Harold Kaplan of Greenville, Mississippi was completed in 1949–1950.[2]

The Temple was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 2002.


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Plans for an organized Jewish community around Cleveland began in 1922, when three members of the community decided to create a Hebrew school for Bolivar County.[1] Working with a Rabbi out of Greenville, Mississippi, they held classes in the Cleveland Consolidated School.[1] This developed into a desire for religious services for Jews within a 50-mile radius of Cleveland. Services were originally held in a local high school auditorium, with Rabbi Rabinowitz from Greenville coming up to lead services. Between 1926 and 1927, congregants raised money to build a synagogue. The Temple was dedicated on February 6, 1927.[1]

At one point, Adath Israel had one of the largest temple youth groups in Mississippi.[3]

Today, Temple Adath Israel has a congregation of about 18-22 families.[1][4]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Cleveland temple". Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Institute for Southern Jewish Life. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Adath Israel Temple - Cleveland, Mississippi - Synagogues on". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  3. ^ Bordelon, Janet (14 January 2015). "Mississippi: Jewish in Plenty of Ways That Matter". My Jewish Learning. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  4. ^ Clevel, PO Box 1327; Maps, MS 38732-1327 See map: Google (13 September 2017). "Temple Adath Israel".