As like most of the other southern states of United States of America, Arkansas population is mostly Christian (around 86%) and other religions comprise the remaining 14%. There are several temples in Arkansas of which prominent ones are listed below.
Situated in the city of Fayetteville, Temple Shalom is a small, volunteer run tight knit congregation serving as a place of worship for the Jewish Faith. The temple was founded in 1981 and Rabbi Norbert L. Rosenthal served as the first Rabbi. The temple serves as a focal point for diverse range of practices associated with Judaism and promotes Jewish culture and spiritual enrichment. Since 2006 Jacob Adler is serving as the resident Rabbi.
Also popularly known as Masonic Halls, Masonic Lodges and Masonic Centers, these wonderful landmarks are a testament to the Masonic rituals and tradition. It is believed that the first such lodge was built at King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem. There were several built afterwards as a continuation to this tradition to house the Masonic meetings. Arkansas hosts a few such temples several of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Represented by ethnic immigrants and native converts, Buddhists in Arkansas comprise less than 1% of the population. Buddhism, often considered a philosophy, a way of life has attracted thousands who seek Nirvana (escape from the cycle of birth and death), one of the four seals of Buddhism. There are several Buddhist temples in Arkansas.
Situated in Bentonville, this is an initiative of the Hindu Association of North West Arkansas (HANWA) which is a non-profit organization. The construction of the temple marks an auspicious time in the Hindu community. The temple hosts several Hindu rituals and functions.