Temple B'nai Shalom (Brookhaven, Mississippi)

Coordinates: 31°34′41″N 90°26′48″W / 31.578088°N 90.446530°W / 31.578088; -90.446530
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Temple B'nai Shalom
AffiliationJudaism (former)
Ecclesiastical or organisational status
OwnershipLincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society
StatusClosed (as a synagogue); Repurposed
Location227 South Church Street, Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi
CountryUnited States
Temple B'nai Shalom (Brookhaven, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Temple B'nai Shalom (Brookhaven, Mississippi)
Location in Mississippi
Geographic coordinates31°34′41″N 90°26′48″W / 31.578088°N 90.446530°W / 31.578088; -90.446530
TypeSynagogue architecture
StyleMoorish Revival
Date established1894 (as a congregation)

Temple B'nai Shalom (transliterated from Hebrew as "Sons / Children of Peace") is a former synagogue in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi, in the United States. The building has been used as a history museum since 2009, operated as Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society Museum.


The congregation formed in 1894;[1] and a synagogue building was erected at Chickasaw and South Church Streets in 1896. The synagogue was deconsecrated in 2009[2] and the congregation donated the building to the Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society[3] to be used as a county history museum.


The white clapboard building is notable for its Moorish Revival Horseshoe arch windows, and for a truncated tower that "references the porthole of an Islamic minaret" with a slender Horseshoe arch window.[4]


  1. ^ Turitz, Leo; Turitz, Evelyn (1983). Jews in Early Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-87805-178-6 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "About Us". Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society. Retrieved January 3, 2023.[dead link]
  3. ^ laura (July 19, 2016). "Lincoln County Historical Museum". Visit Brookhaven Mississippi. Retrieved January 3, 2023.
  4. ^ Stolzman, Henry; Stolzman, Daniel (2004). Synagogue Architecture in America: Faith, Spirit & Identity (Illustrated ed.). Images Publishing. p. 129. ISBN 9781864700749.