Beth Israel Congregation (Greeley, Colo.)
Beth Israel Congregation was formed in 1925 in Greeley, Colorado. In 1952 Beth Israel had it's first synagogue when it purchased a former church in 1952 and incorporated in June 1953. The first trustees in 1953 were Louis Dinner, Sam Gold, and Abe Winnograd. In the 1970s the congregation helped resettle Russian Jews in Greeley and formed a local chapter of the Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry. Among the leaders of the Congregation were members of the Winograd family. Abe Winograd was born in Poland in 1885 and came to the United States in 1909. He settled in Greeley in 1916. His daughter Eleanor Winograd Judd and her husband Morris also helped to lead the Congregation.
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