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© Samuel D. Gruber, Photographer: Gruber, Samuel D., 2022
Name/Title
Holocaust memorial in the Beth Israel Congregation in Miami Beach, FL | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
Ca. 1965
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown
(Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
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Community type
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Congregation
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
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Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material / Technique
Metal (possibly copper?), stone
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
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Textual Content
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Languages of inscription
Shape / Form
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
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Signature
Colophon
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Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
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Summary and Remarks
Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance

Beth Israel (House of Israel) Congregation began in 1954, founded by Orthodox New Yorkers who moved to Miami Beach for the winters. By 1964, the congregation had outgrown its small space in former storefronts and bought and rebuilt an existing building into a distinctive domed modern synagogue. Soon afterward, the memorial monument was built in front of the entrance to the sanctuary. A postcard view of the synagogue showing the memorial monument in situ is postmarked December 3, 1966.                  

Until 1990, when the much larger Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation was created at 1933–1945 Meridian Avenue, this was the most prominent Holocaust monument in Miami. The reason for the removal of the monument is not confirmed, but one (verbal) report said it was due only to material deterioration, not for any religious or political reason. 

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Documenter
Samuel D. Gruber | 2022
Author of description
Samuel D. Gruber | 2022
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Negative/Photo. No.
A489964