Congregation Beth Israel

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Congregation Beth Israel on Boutwell Road began with the merging of Temple Beth-El of Lowell and Andover's Congregation Tifereth Israel in 2007. Rabbi Edward Friedman began leading Congregation Beth Israel in 2009. Rabbi Howard Mandell began his tenure on July 15, 2013, replacing Rabbi Friedman after his contract expired.


  • "Andover, Lowell temples to form one, new congregation," Andover Townsman, June 24, 2004, p. 1.
  • "A sense of community: New rabbi draws on strengths of merger," Andover Townsman, September 8, 2005, p. 17.
  • "Congregation Beth Israel welcomes young rabbi," Eagle Tribune, January 13, 2006.
  • "Rabbi promotes growth as his congregation formally welcomes him as leader," Andover Townsman, February 9, 2006.
  • "Newly-merged temples to build synagogue off River Road," Eagle Tribune, July 13, 2006.
  • "Rabbi Friedman joins Congregation Beth Israel," Eagle Tribune, August 29, 2009.
  • "New rabbi joining Congregation Beth Israel," Andover Townsman, July 11, 2013, p.11.

--Kim 13:45, July 5, 2013 (EDT)

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