WWII Veteran Information Page

On Friday, December 14 during our 6:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat service, we will be celebrating the 71st Anniversary of the dedication of our magnificent windows designed by Arthur Szyk. These windows were commissioned by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver to recognize and honor the 776 men and women of The Temple who had served in the United States Armed Forces in World War II, and to memorialize the 22 congregants who gave their lives in defense of our nation.

The 12 memorial windows are inscribed with the 22 names of The Temple men who gave their lives in WWII. The three windows created for the War Service Alcove at University Circle represent three Jewish warriors and heroes, Gideon, Samson and Judah Maccabee.

Originally created for our building at University Circle in 1947, the magnificent memorial windows now are here and remind us of the brave Temple members who served our country. On this very meaningful occasion we invite our Temple family to join us as we honor and recognize our WWII Veterans and their families during this special service.

We also need your help. If you or anyone else in your family are WWII Veterans (they do not need to be Temple members), we want to know about them. You can share that information with us by clicking a button below. This response form will also give you the opportunity to let us know if you will be joining us on the 14th.

December 14, 1947 Dedication Program

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