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Jack Ruby Attended Synagogue Memorial for Kennedy in Dallas

November 26, 1963
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Jack Rubenstein, known here as Jack Ruby, the night club operator who is being held by police here for killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of assassinating President Kennedy, attended special memorial services in honor of Mr. Kennedy, last Friday night, at Temple Shearith Israel here, a Conservative synagogue, according to Rabbi Hillel Silverman, spiritual leader of the congregation.

Rabbi Silver told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Ruby, a member of Shearith Israel, usually attended services only during the High Holy Days. Mrs. Eva L. Grant, of this city, the man’s sister, said that their family, consisting of four boys and four girls, were “a big, Orthodox Jewish family.”

Ruby was identified by persons who knew him here as having stemmed from the family of a contractor named Joseph Rubenstein, in Chicago. He was born on Chicago’s West Side, the so-called Chicago “ghetto,” 52 years ago. He is a bachelor.

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