Neighborhoods  /  West Side

The Jewish West Side encompasses areas west of Delaware Avenue and includes Allentown, Richmond Avenue, Elmwood and Forest Lawn.

Overview

This broad area is not a single neighborhood but a series of scattered institutions including Congregation Beth Abraham, the former Temple Beth Israel, the former Rosa Coplon Jewish Home and the former Temple Beth El on Richmond Avenue. The histories of these institutions span the 1910s through the 1960s, with a recent revival of Congregation Beth Abraham within the last decade.

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Congregation Beth Abraham are building their archives and are looking for help with their efforts. If you have materials, please contact them here.  We are especially interested in the Jewish commercial life in and around Elmwood Avenue and the residential development around Richmond Avenue. If you have materials you are able to share, please contact us using our Jewish Businesses form, or upload materials here.

West Side Location Map

Articles

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Gallery

Coplon family home in Buffalo

Coplon family home in Buffalo

Former Temple Beth El Building

Former Temple Beth El Building

Cantor Gerald DeBruin leading the Bar Mitzvah Brotherhood

Cantor Gerald DeBruin leading the Bar Mitzvah Brotherhood

Temple Beth El, Richmond Avenue, c.1920s

Temple Beth El, Richmond Avenue, c.1920s

Temple Beth Israel Signage, Hebrew Trans

Temple Beth Israel Signage, Hebrew Trans

Temple Beth Israel Signage

Temple Beth Israel Signage

Temple Beth Israel, Star of David

Temple Beth Israel, Star of David

Temple Beth Israel, Former Ladies Section Balcony 3

Temple Beth Israel, Former Ladies Section Balcony 3

Temple Beth Israel, Former Ladies Section Balcony 2

Temple Beth Israel, Former Ladies Section Balcony 2

Temple Beth Israel, Former Ladies Section Balcony 1

Temple Beth Israel, Former Ladies Section Balcony 1

Temple Beth Israel, Original Sanctuary Doors

Temple Beth Israel, Original Sanctuary Doors

Temple Beth Israel, Sanctuary Area

Temple Beth Israel, Sanctuary Area

Temple Beth Israel, External of 1045, Side View

Temple Beth Israel, External of 1045, Side View

Temple Beth Israel, External of 1045 Art Gallery

Temple Beth Israel, External of 1045 Art Gallery

Congregation Beth Abraham, Memorial Board

Congregation Beth Abraham, Memorial Board

Congregation Beth Abraham, Inside the Ark

Congregation Beth Abraham, Inside the Ark