Anshei Israel Synagogue (1936)

August 22nd, 2013 Posted in Colonial Revival, Lisbon, Synagogues

Anshei Israel Synagogue

Like Knesseth Israel in Ellington and Agudas Achim in Hebron, Anshei Israel, at 142 Newent Road in Lisbon, is an example of one of Connecticut’s rural synagogues. A Colonial Revival building, it was built in 1936 on land given by Harry Rothenberg, a member of the congregation. The synagogue’s fifteen founding families were Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia who lived in Lisbon and other nearby towns. More immigrants from eastern Europe joined the congregation in the wake of World War II. The building is now maintained by the Lisbon Historical Society.

  1. 2 Responses to “Anshei Israel Synagogue (1936)”

  2. By Anita keyes Harris on Dec 10, 2017

    My grandfather Harry Rothenberg built this synagogue and was both the rabbi and cantor and my mother Shirley Rothenberg still with us at 95 washed the windows everyday as they lived next door. It was a full house for every holiday. I’m inquiring as to whether the vel vet Torah covers engraved with alice and Harry Rothenberg names are still available as I would like to purchase them. Thank you
    Shirley Rothenberg keyes
    561 4879726

  3. By Anita keyes Harris on Jan 18, 2018

    Please advise as to the Torah covers inside the temple which were donated by my grandfather Harry Rothenberg. I would like to purchase them back from you thank you
    Shirley Rothenberg keyes

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