|The Lost Synagogues of Detroit » SHAAREY TORAH|
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I have recently found this website while surfing the web in search of some Detroit nostalgia. This site is just fabulous!! I've been a Los Angelean for 30 years, but " you can take the girl out of Motown but you can't take Motown out of the girl"!
Anyway, Shaarey Torah was my father's family shul. He grew up on Brush Street. This area was a small Jewish community. I used to love hearing his stories about how he, my uncle, and their friends used to act up in the Hebrew school by pulling pranks on their Hebrew teacher. A possible embellishment: either my uncle or one of the other boys would get kicked out of class, then would go in the hall and tie the door handles of a couple of class rooms together; then knock on the doors. The teacher would then go to open the door and it wouldn't open. Meanwhile, the other boys would jump out the windows to go play baseball. I don't know what they did to terrorize their teacher in the wintertime!
Also, because this was a small community, my father, uncle, and any other 13 + year old male was frequently rousted out of bed in order to make a minyan. This was my Zeydah's, father's, and uncle's shul. They later moved to Northwest Detroit in the 40's.
I'm very moved by this website. I loved seeing the pictures of my shul--Adas (Adat) Shalom on Curtis.
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