The Lost Synagogues of Detroit » AVAS ACHIM [DELMAR SHUL]
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 3:45 pm

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I didn't see the Delmar Shul (Delmar near Westminister) in your database. Did I miss it (or did you?)? The United Hebrew school building was across the street. I have many memories of both.
- Morris N.


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Viance (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 76.112.180.83
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 8:59 pm

I am not of the Jewish-American ethnic group, however, I too share wonderful memories about this building. This building is now my place of worship, where I have been a member for the last 36 years. As a child, I often wonder about the "Star of David" that's affixed in the wall behind what is currently known as the "pulpit". I was told by elderly neighbors that the church had at one time been a synagogue and that Jewish-Amercians had lived in the neighborhood. When I joined the church, the building had not been extended. Through the years, the perimeters were enlarged and a school was attached. Ten years ago a newer building was erected directly behind it. The members have always considered it a blessing to have this building as a house of prayer for all people. I am currently enrolled in a multiculture class at Wayne State University which required me to do some research on Jewish-Americans. This is what lead me to this site. To see my church listed as one of the "Lost Syngogues of Detroit" is totally awsome! Who know? As I skimmed through the website I noticed so many other buildings near or within the neighborhood. What a find!!!

Vanessa

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Viance (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 9:50 pm

I am not of the Jewish-American ethnic group, but I too share wonderful memories of this building. I became a member of this church nearly 36 years ago. At that time the building had not extended it's perimeters. As a child, I would look at the "Star of David" that's embedded in the wall behind what is currently called the "pulpit". On that wall was a mural depicting Christ surrounded by children. I spent many days just looking at that mural. Although it is no longer there, it remains in my memory. I knew just by looking at that wall that the building had a story to tell. The elderly neighbors in the area told me that the building was once a synagogue to the Jewish-Americans living in the neighborhood years ago. To read the memories of those who once called the building a place of worship brings tears to my eyes. It is amazing to see how a building, though years later, could serve the same purpose for a group of African-Americans. Through the years, the building was enlarged and in 1986 a school was attached. 10 years ago the members erected an even larger building directly behind it. The members have always conidered the church a blessing.

I am currently enrolled in a multiculture class at Wayne State University that required me to do research on Jewish-American History. That is what lead me to this website. To see that my church is listed as one of the "Lost Synagogues of Detroit" is awsome! Who know? What a find!!!

Vanessa

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EstherIng (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 71.238.72.241
Posted on Thursday, October 01, 2009 - 2:29 pm

Irwin Cohen calls this synagogue "Ahavas Achim" in his book "Echoes of Jewish Detroit" and older Jews have also sia dit that way -- Ahavas

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