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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 published more than 300 pages on this website, but none has given me more pleasure than this one. (learn why)

Arnold Berger, webkeeper    3/19/2010

At the announcement on March 19, 2010

Barbara Snyder

Tamar and Milton Maltz

Rabbi Richard Block


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.


Then and now --- The Silver Sanctuary becomes Silver Hall

The Silver Sanctuary, constructed in 1924 and named to honor the memory
of the father and son who spoke from this pulpit for more than 70 years.
 A view from the balcony.  photo: courtesy Western Reserve Historical Society

September 27, 2015 The Cleveland Orchestra's Violins of Hope concert,
with Israeli violinist Shlomo Mintz, opens the new Silver Hall.
photo: courtesy of Roger Mastroianni   see more images by Roger Mastroianni


To learn more, visit these pages:

Photo credits: Temple exterior - Arnold Berger  3/16/2010     Silver Sanctuary - Western Reserve Historical Society
Silver Hall opening concert - Roger Mastroianni     Others - Case Western Reserve University

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