Home to Natchez's Historic Jewish Congregation
In 2019, we completed construction of a wheelchair access ramp to the historic sanctuary and restored and stabilized the roof and the historic dome. This first phase of construction marks the beginning of a multimillion-dollar restoration and renovation project that will enhance accessibility, restore the historic structure, and preserve the building in perpetuity.
In 2020, we began the process of replacing the outdated electrical system and installing a fire suppression system with support from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's Community Heritage Preservation Grant program. Once the restoration is complete, the building will be consistently open as an event space, community arts hub, and museum telling the story of Jewish life in Natchez.
Temple B'nai Israel is one of the Mississippi Heritage Trust's Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi.