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Salt Lake City synagogue marks 50th anniversary

05/07/2023 09:28:30 PM


Emily Tencer

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City’s longest-running and Utah’s largest synagogue celebrated its 50-year anniversary Sunday night.

Congregation members, community leaders, and supporters from other walks of faith gathered together at a gala at the This is the Place Heritage Park.

“I think that we’re an example of showing how people with differences can come together over shared values and the greater good,” said Rabbi Sam Spector of the Congregation Kol Ami.

In 1973, the Congregation B’nai Israel and Congregation Montefiore merged together to form Congregation Kol Ami.

“We’re a dual-affiliated synagogue of two different movements of Judaism that came together and that’s a very unique and rare thing,” said Spector.

At Sunday night’s gala, speakers included community leaders like Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, and Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson.

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