Agudas Achim (Bexley, Ohio)

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Agudas Achim is a synagogue located in Bexley, Ohio. It was established in Columbus in 1881, and by 1897 was no longer the only orthodox synagogues in the city. Presently, Agudas shares Broad Street with three other synagogues.

Agudas Achim Cemetery[edit]

A well-known Agudas cemetery is located not too far from the Shul, off Alum Creek Drive. Old Agudas Achim cemetery is still preserved.[1]

Agudas Achim today[edit]

Agudas Achim, 2011

In September 2010, Rabbi Mitchell Levine was appointed Scholar in Residence in order to allow the synagogue to place greater emphasis on Jewish education for all ages. In June 2011, he joined Rabbi Melissa F. Crespy as a rabbi of the congregation. In January 2011, Agudas Achim became the first synagogue to appoint a full-time Environmental Scholar in Residence, Ariel Kohane, to its staff.

Affiliation[edit]

Originally Agudas came to Columbus as an orthodox congregation.[2] According to the synagogue's website and the Columbus Jewish Federation, the congregation is Conservative.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ohioexploration.com/oldagudasachimcemetery.htm
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 

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Coordinates: 39°58′12″N 82°55′38″W / 39.97000°N 82.92722°W / 39.97000; -82.92722