• Merrill had a long affiliation with The Temple -- Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver confirmed him with the class of 1927.
  • Merrill was married in 1940 by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver to Martha Perlick, of blessed memory.
  • Merrill served as Administrative Officer (Executive Director) for The Temple during the terms of Past Presidents Jim Reich and Marilyn Bedol.
  • Merrill served three terms on The Temple's Board of Trustees during the 1950s and 60s.
  • Merrill continued to serve on The Temple's Executive Committee up until his death in 2003.
  • Merrill had understood, first hand, how critical and essential staff was in operating a large synagogue and wanted to create a legacy as a testament to the special people who often ask for so little but who we count on for so much.

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This award is presented at the Annual Meeting every June.


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