Ohef Sholom’s Sanctuary Rededication to feature Rabbi Rick Jacobs

by | Sep 17, 2018 | What’s Happening

Ohef Sholom’s Sanctuary Rededication to feature Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Saturday, October 13, 7 pm, Ohef Sholom Temple

One hundred years ago, Ohef Sholom Temple moved to the corner of Stockley Gardens and Raleigh Avenue, constructing the congregation’s magnificent sanctuary. While over the course of the century, nearly every other aspect of the synagogue’s structure has undergone renovations and additions, the sanctuary has remained a constant, with only minor adjustments made to assure its use in a contemporary world and restoration efforts rendered to preserve its beauty. It has been a place of worship, celebration, and mourning. For generations, the sanctuary has been home for Ohef Sholom’s congregants.

To celebrate this 100th anniversary milestone, the congregation will hold a rededication ceremony featuring Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism.

A sought-after speaker, Rabbi Jacobs regularly meets with world leaders on myriad topics—and never seems to shy from taking a stand. Rabbi Jacobs’ vision for Reform Judaism’s future is structured around three core priorities: Strengthening Congregations, Audacious Hospitality and Tikkun Olam (social justice).

The evening will begin with a Havdalah service, which will set the tone for a beautiful and meaningful program. Rabbi Roz Mandelberg, Cantor Jennifer Rueben, and Music Director Charles Woodward have designed a service that will be at once celebratory and inspiring. Ohef Sholom’s choir, of course, will also participate. The evening will conclude with a reception fitting for such a celebration. Sharon Nusbaum and June Saks, 100th Anniversary co-chairs, are making certain of that—from menu to décor, along with some surprises—it will be an event not to be missed.

The celebration of the Sanctuary’s 100th Anniversary will serve as the kickoff of a months-long series of events marking Ohef Sholom’s 175th Anniversary. The Lillian and Marvin Davis Lecture Fund is helping to make this event possible.

RSVPs to this special evening will help the committee plan. Call the office at 757-625-4295 or email reservations@ohefsholom.org. The entire community is invited.