Edward Nathan Calisch
In 1893, Calisch's congregation felt the need for a more modern prayer ritual. They authorized Calisch to revise a prayer-book. That prayer book was the first Hebrew book printed in Richmond.
Calisch was a prominent figure in Richmond's civic life, where his talents as an orator were much in demand. He was an executive member of the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Welfare Board, the Joint Distribution Committee and the Virginia War History Commission.
In 1945, after more than four decades of service, Calisch retired.
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- Goldman, Yosef. Hebrew Printing in America, 1735-1926, A History and Annotated Bibliography (YGBooks 2006). ISBN 1-59975-685-4.