MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Marquette County's relocated synagogue is nearly complete. Formerly in Ishpeming, Temple Beth Sholom moved to its new downtown Marquette location last year, after searching for a new space for the last five to ten years.
A majority of the Jewish population now lives in Marquette, so they decided to make the space more accessible for everyone. The renovations began last spring and are almost finished - the sanctuary is about 90 percent complete, and the social hall should be done within the next month.
"We have a timeline of April when the Holocaust Memorial Service will be held, actually across the street at St. Paul's, and we plan to host the reception here afterwards, so it has to be done!" laughs Aaron Scholnik, Vice President of Temple Beth Sholom.
The synagogue held its first service in the new space on Jan. 5. The next service will be the first Friday in February around 8 p.m.
If you would like more information on Temple Beth Sholom such as service dates or events, you can visit their website at https://sites.google.com/view/mqtsynagogue/welcome-to-tbs or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/Templebethsholom/.