Jewish immigrants followed the mining booms from California and made their way to Montana around 1875. Henry Jacobs, Butte’s first mayor, was among the earliest of Butte’s Jewish residents, building Butte’s first brick residence. By the early 20th century, there were several stores owned by Jewish merchants. Butte’s Jewish population thrived in Butte, sustaining three synagogues during their peak. Butte’s remaining synagogue, Temple B’nai Israel, was dedicated in 1904, and today is the only synagogue in Montana, originally built for that specific purpose, still in use.
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