Congregation Ahavath Zion Synagogue/Alpha and Omega

Congregation Ahavath Zion Synagogue/
Alpha and Omega
Spiritual Church of Christ

446 Holbrook Street at Brush

This was an orthodox congregation established by immigrants from southern Poland just before or just after World War I. Presumably, most members lived in this immediate area so that they would walk to the synagogue. The cornerstone indicates that it was put in place in 1921. Ahavath Zion means “love of Zion.” In the 1950s, many Jews moved from this area to the northwest section of Detroit beyond Seven Mile Road. So far as I know, this congregation did not reestablish itself and build a new synagogue in northwest Detroit. I do not know when the building was sold to the Alpha and Omega Spiritual Church of Christ. This church is affiliated with the Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ, a denomination with its national headquarters in Detroit in the Temple of St. Jude at 8747 Frenkell.

Architect: Unknown to me
Date of Construction: 1921
National Register of Historic Places: Not listed
State of Michigan Registry of Historic Sites: Not listed
City of Detroit Designated Historic District: Not listed
Use in 2008: Alpha and Omega Spiritual Church of Christ
Website for Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ:
Photograph: Ren Farley, April 21, 2008
Description prepared: May, 2008

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