Ark / Aharon HaKodesh & Its Ornaments; Beth Tefillah Synagogue (aka Shachne Isaacs Synagogue or Shul); Items on Display
University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection
The lions were found in a storage building (formerly the mortuary chapel) at the Beth Tefillah (Schachne) cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio
They were donated to the University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection in 1990.
They were lent to a Stagecrafters production of “Cantorial” by Ira Levine in 1990, in an attempt to locate more information on their history. Though the lions were found at the Schachne cemetery, no evidence links them to either the Mound Street Temple or Beit Tefillah Synagogue.
They were dedicated In Memory of Jack Katz, Brooklyn, NY by his wife, children and grandchldren.
References: The American Israelite, “Stagecrafters Cantorial to Begin November 29th” November 22, 1990
The Cincinnati Enquirer, November 27, 1990