Collaborating on Mikvah

Memories of Columbus’ rabbinic and philanthropic leaders of years past were warmly evoked this week.   While reviewing a grant application related to the construction of a new community Mikvah, Grant Committee liaisons noted that the late Rabbis David Stavsky and Judah Folkman were aligned on the merits of a mikvah.  As noted by Stavsky in a 1993 Columbus Jewish Historical Society interview: “…. we needed a mikvah…. Dr. Jerome Folkman, the Reform rabbi,  was very supportive…. He helped us achieve the very first contribution from [philanthropic business leader] Jack Resler.  We built the mikvah and [it] was dedicated in 1970.”

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