Mary Ann Sternberg

Original: Bikur Cholim in Donaldsonville, La., was once the only shul on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The synagogue closed six decades ago and the last Jew in town died in 2004.

The Hardware Store Synagogue

The small town of Donaldsonville, La., once boasted the only synagogue between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The last Jew died in 2004 — and the shul is now a hardware store.