Shiloh Springs in Pauline offers a place for spiritual healing, renewal
GoUpState.com, Chris Lavender, July 14 2019
Tucked away on Boys Home Road in Pauline, there is a new place where visitors can practice their faith, the Shiloh Springs center.
Over the past year, the site of the former Spartanburg Boys Home has been transformed into a place for peaceful reflection for those looking to find purpose in their lives. Rabbi Andy Meyerson of Beth Shiloh Messianic Synagogue said the site will eventually include a women’s retreat center focusing on Judaism.
“It’s going to be a place where women in particular can get away from modern life and spend time to self–care,” Meyerson said. “Life is so hustle-bustle they don’t always get the time they need for themselves.”
Meyerson said the site was last used as a boys’ home before it closed in 2015. The property includes several buildings formerly used for dormitories, administrative offices and a gymnasium. When he first visited the site, Meyerson said he wasn’t sure what to make of it or the possibilities it could offer.
“I thought what am I doing here, I don’t know,” he said. “The owners said they were waiting on God to tell them what to do with the property. They took us through all the buildings.”
One building on the property caught his attention after he discovered what was hidden inside underneath wooden boards.