Archive

Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

August 17, 2005
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date
Advertisement

Rabbi Joshua Simon, who tried to revitalize a synagogue near Broadway in New York City, died Sunday at age 44 from brain cancer. A former magazine editor and rock musician, Simon took the pulpit in 2002 at the Actors Temple, a synagogue where stars had once worshipped, which was struggling with a dwindling congregation in recent years.

Recommended from JTA

Advertisement