Bringing It All Back Home: Live in Bob Dylan's Childhood Synagogue


The Minnesota synagogue where a young Bob Dylan, then known as Bobby Zimmerman, chanted for his 1954 bar mitzvah is for sale as a possible multifamily or single-family residence. After about 90 days on the market with no offers on the $119,000 listing, owner Brenda Shafer-Pellinen decided that she needed to beef up the marketing using Dylan's name, in the hopes his fame will help sell this split-entry property -- No. 8 on the Bob Dylan walking tour in Hibbing (population: 17,071).

She and her husband, Eric, bought the building in 2001 (pictured below), hoping to turn it into a bed and breakfast, reports the Duluth News Tribune. But when their careers stayed on the fast track, three hours south in the Twin Cities, they just didn't have the time to rehab the building, which has not been a synagogue since Agudath Achim Synagogue disbanded in the 1980s.