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Beit Yisrael Synagogue
2 Pele Yoetz St.   Yemin Moshe   Jerusalem


Mishkenot Shaananim established by Sir Moses Montefiore (5620)  1860
Yemin Moshe established (5651)  1891
Beit Yisrael Synagogue completed (5659-5660) 1899-1900
Synagogue becomes a central part of communal life in Yemin Moshe (5660-5689)  1900-1929
Neighborhood self defense patrols begin (5680)  1920
Arab riots--Yemin Moshe attacked and successfully defended (5689)  1929
Continued Arab terror; Underground aids neighborhood defense (5689-5708)  1929-1948
UN vote for partition of Palestine; Severe Arab attacks; Residents leave; Yemin Moshe becomes a fortified military position (5707-5708)  1947-1948
Neighborhood repopulated; Beit Yisrael Synagogue situated on border (5708)  1948
Struggling minyan; Building in disrepair (5708-5727)  1948-1967
Yeshivat Or Yerushalayim established in the Synagogue (5726)  1966
Six Day War; Yemin Moshe designated an artists' colony, undergoes gentrification (5727)  1967
Struggle for ownership of building between Yeshivat Or Yerushalayim and East Jerusalem Development Company (5734)  1974
Area residents revive the Synagogue (5735)  1975
Beit Yisrael Synagogue registered as an association (5736)  1976
Daily minyan established (5737)  1977
Beit midrash and library added (5741)  1981
Expansion of congregation and activities (5742-5752)  1982-1992
Beit Yisrael Synagogue registered as a non-profit organization (5753)  1993
Building restoration (5754)  1994
Synagogue rededication (5756)  1996