Rabbi Isaac M. Wise was trying, unsuccessfully at the time, to establish a college for Reform rabbis in Cincinnati. He finally established Hebrew Union College in 1875 and became its first president. Our congregation was already 11 years old by that time.
On November 21 the current president of URJ, Rick Jacobs, will be joining us for dinner and services. Please join us for his visit.
Don't forget that on November 1 we welcome singer David Broza. And, during the weekend of December 5-7 Gary Zola, head of the Jewish-American Archives, will be visiting to tell us more about Jewish life in 1864!