Good Afternoon my Friends at Temple Israel,
This past weekend and this week, you all at Temple Israel and many of my sisters and brothers of the Jewish faith, have been deeply on my mind and in my prayers. On Sunday, October 28th we held a moment of silence at our services for the victims and their families of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, that was struck down by hate and a very disturbed individual. Please know that Grace Episcopal Church, Paducah is with you in prayer and support always.
May our Creator continue to bless and protect us during these difficult times for worshiping communities that speak out against hate and fear.
With God’s Peace,Rev. Charles Uhlik, Rector
We are a congregation that supports a wide range of programs and activities for members of all ages. We want to build a community based on inclusiveness, where everyone is welcome, whether a Jew by birth or by choice.
By 1859, there were eleven Jewish-owned businesses in Paducah, several of which were partnerships of two or more Jews. Many ran clothing stores; of the eight clothing businesses in Paducah in 1859, six were Jewish-owned. One of these included a store owned by Solomon Greenbaum and Cesar Kaskel. Kaskel, a native of Prussia, had moved to Paducah in 1858. In 1859, twenty Paducah Jews founded the Chevra Yeshurun burial society and bought land for a cemetery.