Sunday, May 05, 2019
The Original Congregation Beth Israel Of Walla Walla
There was an apartment on the second floor, originally the rabbi would live there. Eventually, the temple would do away with having a paid rabbi and use volunteer lay leaders to run the service. As I was young, the top apartment was rented to the anyone wishing to live there.
The original Congregation Beth Israel was located at Rose and Tukanon in Walla Walla. The congregation moved to it's present location on Alder and Roosevelt in 1972, as the original temple was torn down with the rest of the block to make room for a new Elks Club building.