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Austin has a new synagogue - well, it's new to Austin. It’s actually the oldest synagogue built in Texas. Orthodox Jews who emigrated from Lithuania to Brenham, Texas, gathered in this synagogue built in 1893.

Over the decades that followed, the Jewish community in that area dwindled. But several years ago, a descendant of the original founders, Leon Toubin, started the process of relocating the temple to Austin. Veronica Zaragovia from Here & Now contributor KUT reports.


This segment aired on December 4, 2015.

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