Stained Glass Window (Rosh Hashanah) from the Adath Israel Congregation, Cincinnati, Ohio


A leaded stained glass window fragment with red glass letters spelling “Rosh Hashanah” in Hebrew on a background of blue, green and opalescent glass.  The piece has been restored and mounted in a wood frame with matching glass added to complete the rectangular shape.

This window was located in the synagogue building on Reading Road at Lexington Avenue, that was in use from 1927 until 1967. 
There were a total of 10 large art glass windows in the sanctuary that bore the names in Hebrew of the Jewish festivals in their lower halves and the symbols pertaining to each in the upper half. 


Identifer: CJF.2009.001.156


Adath Israel Congregation; Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year); Items on Display; Ritual and Decorative Objects

University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection

This stained glass window was used at the Reading Road and Lexington Avenue location of Adath Israel Congregation.  
The Yom Kippur window is also within our collection and the
Skirball Museum at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati owns the Shemini Atzeret window.  This fragment of glass was purchased at a Cincinnati area flea market.  It had likely been removed as a tell-tale sign of a Jewish or stolen window.


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