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Rodef Shalom Congregation


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The Rodef Shalom Sisterhood and the B'nai B'rith sold a total of $47,750 of War Bonds during the 5th campaign and this was added to other funds in order to purchase a bomber. The name "Rodef Shalom" means "In pursuit of Peace" but the type of aircraft has not yet been established.

Extract from The Pittsburgh Jewish Criterion, Dec 1944:

Homestead Hebrew Congregation Bomber Dedication Announced

Dedication services for a bomber, bought by the Homestead Jewish community through the sale of War Bonds, will be held Sunday, December 17, at 8 p.m., in the Rodef Shalom Synagogue at 10th and McClure Streets, Homestead. The sponsors for this affair are the Rodef Shalom Congregation, Rodef Shalom Sisterhood, Bínai Bírith Lodge No. 1445 and the Womenís Auxiliary of Bínai Bírith.


© Ray Bowden 16 August 2022