I was not at The Temple’s annual meeting, nor could I see the historical pictorial walk at the synagogue (“The Temple Goes Back to the Future,” June 1). However, I do know that professor Mark Bauman has worked, commissioned by The Temple, for almost three years to write the synagogue’s 150-year history from research sources never used previously.
As an individual who saw parts of this very professional work by the leading Southern Jewish historian, I am most hopeful that this outstanding volume will not be put in a drawer but will be published as soon as possible.
I cannot offer The Temple a large contribution, but I can say that Bauman’s historical study is a contribution that should be revealed to Atlanta and American Jewry as soon as possible. Personally, I am one of those who would like to read this volume now.
Who knows what tomorrow will bring for a person who is very proud of Gate City Jewry?
— Rabbi David Geffen, Jerusalem