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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:03 am

Developer Michael Levine is passionate about 333 E. Portland St., where Phoenix’s first Orthodox synagogue, Beth Hebrew Congregation, stands. In fact, he is so passionate that he purchased the building in 2015 for $850,000, likely saving it from being demolished and replaced by a high-rise apartment.

The story of the building Levine weaves is one rich with characters from Phoenix’s past: a Jewish man who helped free hundreds from French concentration camps; a Jewish architect with a unique vision; a black theater troupe; and even a young man who would go on to become one of America’s biggest directors.

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