About Ohev Tzedek

Ohev Tzedek has traditionally been a Conservative synagogue, although we are currently unaffiliated with any movement. We have a long history, stretching back to our founding in Youngstown in 1920. In 2014, we hired Rabbi Saul Oresky as our spiritual leader. He brings an approach to services and to Jewish life in general that is warm, inclusive, and informal, yet grounded in tradition. For more on our rabbi, click here.

We welcome you to experience one of our spiritual, song-filled Shabbat morning services, to try one of our ongoing classes, or to join us for a holiday celebration. We look forward to your voice joining ours as we craft a meaningful, spiritually relevant Judaism together.

2 Responses to About Ohev Tzedek

  1. Bena Kear says:

    My grandfather, Henry Mostov (Chaim Zalman) is buried in your cemetery. I believe he was one of the founders of the synagogue back in 1920 and possibly helped establish the cemetery . I am trying to determine if this information I have is true. I would appreciate any help you may be able to offer. Was Ohev Tzedek Synagogue an Orthodox Synagogue when it was established? I would appreciate any further history of the synagogue you might have available. Thank you for your help.

    Sincerely,
    Bena Kear
    Jonesborough, TN

    • Rabbi Saul says:

      Dear Bena,
      I just saw this! In the future, please contact office@ohevtzedek.org or rabbisauloresky@gmail.com to get to us. I could check on Sunday when I will be at the cemetery. I have been the rabbi here for more than a year. There absolutely were Mostovs here; in fact, we still have one member whose last name is Mostov. I could look for your grandfather’s grave on Sunday. Please feel free to visit if you are ever in Youngstown! L’shana tova tikatevu – may you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a good year.
      Rabbi Saul Oresky

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