CONFIRMATIONS IN CLEVELAND
Generation Three: Susan Weidenthal Saltzman in 1976
Rabbi Daniel Jeremy Silver, who had served as Associate Rabbi for seven years, was elected Senior Rabbi after his father Abba Hillel Silver died suddenly in November 1963. Daniel Silver held this post for 26 years until his untimely death in 1989, only 61 years old. [ NYTimes obituary ]
community has been moving east since 1839,
when the first Jews settled
downtown south of Public Square. By the 1960s many
young member and prospective
member families were living far
east of the "Heights". The
Temple's response in 1971 was to
keep its University Circle
building, but to construct what
it called a "branch" on Shaker
Boulevard in Beachwood.
Initially the new building was
used primarily for the religious
school, but it was carefully
designed to allow future
Maurice (Bud) Weidenthal's daughter Susan, today Susan Weidenthal Saltzman, was confirmed in the sanctuary at the University Circle building on June 4, 1976.
1976 confirmation class, with 61
The program shows increased of Hebrew, including the Haftarah and the Scroll of Ruth.