ABOUT BETH HEBREW
Nestled in Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row District sits an ominous building holding as a crossroad between the cities past and future. Beth Hebrew acts as a capsule for so much of not just Phoenix, but the Holocaust, Racial Segregation, and massive urban development. Originally founded by Holocaust survivors from Vichy, later purchased by a Mexican-American Pentecostal Church, then to become the home for the Black Theater Troupe, and eventually saved by an urban developer before demolition, its history is rich with much still to tell.
Research for and creation of this website would not have been possible without funding and support from the following departments and organizations:
Public History Program at Arizona State University’s School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies
Arizona State University’s Center for Jewish Studies
Arizona Jewish Historical Society
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