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 The Temple at University Circle Starts a New Dual Life

On March 19, 2010 it was announced that The Temple at University Circle, sacred space for members of The Temple - Tifereth Israel since 1924, a Cleveland treasure, and a National Historic Landmark, will start a new dual life as the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center of CWRU. The Temple will continue to use its Silver Sanctuary for High Holy Day worship and life cycle events.

Credit for this imaginative collaboration goes to Rabbi Richard Block of The Temple - Tifereth Israel and President Barbara Snyder of Case Western Reserve University. Once again, Milton and Tamar Maltz have earned the gratitude of the community for their vision and extraordinary generosity.

On a personal note, I have created more than 250 pages on this website, but none has given me more pleasure than this one. (learn why)

Arnold Berger, webkeeper

Barbara Snyder

Tamar and Milton Maltz

Rabbi Richard Block

An interior view from the balcony of the Silver Sanctuary.
photo: courtesy Western Reserve Historical Society

Update  The Spring/Summer 2014 issue of the CWRU alumni magazine think showed a picture of the project and reported that it is expected to be completed in 2016 at a cost of $64 million. The Maltz family has increased its initial gift of $12 million to $30 million.

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Photo credits: Temple - Arnold Berger  3/16/2010    Others - Case Western Reserve

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