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Wooster Digital History Project

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  • Tags: Jewish Community

The congregation of Knesseth Israel Temple celebrates Seder, a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of Passover.

Photo of historian Ed Abramson in front of the Holocaust Torah at Knesseth Israel Temple.

Photo of the front of the Knesseth Israel Temple.

Photo of the front face of the Knesseth Israel Temple.

Photo of the door of the Knesseth Israel Temple.

Photo of the exterior of the Knesseth Israel Temple.

Letter from John McSweeney to Harold Freedlander after he accepted the invitation to join the Un-American Activities Committee. McSweeney spoke at the dedication of the Knesseth Israel Temple in 1950.

Handwritten letters from John McSweeney to his friend, Harold Freedlander. McSweeney spoke at the dedication of the Knesseth Israel Temple in 1950.

Program shows the growth of the congregation in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as the existence of a Wooster Jewish Community Association.

From the Daily Record, showing the extreme growth of the Temple in the 1950s.

Photo of Harold Freedlander, one of the founders of the Knesseth Israel Temple, in 1939 with his wife, Lois. Both Harold and Lois were instrumental in making the Knesseth Israel Temple a reality.

Photo of a plaque by the door of the Knesseth Israel Temple commemorate the cornerstone of the building in 1950.

Daily Record Photo featuring the moment the Jewish community started building their temple.

Naturalization record of Abraham Greenbaum, Wooster’s oldest Jewish resident.

In 1898, David Freedlander’s health began failing. He thought it would be best for his health if he returned to Europe for some time, so he applied for a passport in 1898. He later died while making the voyage, leaving Freedlander’s Department…

Harold Freedlander stands next to a photo of his grandfather, one of Wooster’s earliest Jewish residents, David Freedlander.

Program from a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Jewish Community - with David Freedlander and Louis Licofsky. At the founding of the Knesseth Israel Temple in 1953, these two were thought to be the Temple’s first residents.

The facade of Knesseth Israel Temple on Cleveland Road, with the front sign in view
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