With roots dating back to 1938, what we now know as Temple Beth Sholom has been a pillar of the Hull community for almost a century.
On November 11, 1938, twenty-two Jewish families in town came together in an effort to form a group that would bring together the Jewish residents of the community. They came to call themselves the Hebrew Benevolent Association (HBA) and annual dues for membership were $2.00.
In early 1939, plans were made to create a Hebrew school, and by November of 1940, twenty-two children enrolled.
By the end of 1940, the HBA had started some of our current traditions, such as the Friday Night Shabbat Service and the Annual Chanukah Party.
In November of 1953, a new constitution was drafted and Temple Beth Sholom of Hull was officially created. By 1958, Temple Beth Sholom had over 600 families and plans to build a new facility were in place. In June of that year, the building site that is now 600 Nantasket Avenue was purchased. On January 24, 1960, the groundbreaking ceremony took place.
Finally, on July 9, 1961 the cornerstone of the current Temple Beth Sholom building was laid.