Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center celebrates 100th year in downtown Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix has built up around the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center near Margaret T. Hance Park.
Built in 1921 as the Temple Beth Israel by the Valley’s then-small Jewish community, the center has been home to a diverse range of people over the last century — from being the home of the First Chinese Baptist Church to the Iglesia Bautista Central.
And this year, the center is celebrating its centennial.
The Show got a tour of it from Rabbi Jeffrey Schesnol and spoke with him to learn more about its rich history.
The center is also holding a festival Nov. 7 in honor of the occasion.