Temple History


Our First Home

Temple Sholom started its life in Edgemont on what used to be a Lutheran church on Ross Avenue.

Small Beginnings

The founders also wanted Temple Sholom to be a warm welcoming and smaller synagogue.   Our size is still limited in our constitution today.

Temple Sholom, since it started out very small, became very volunteer oriented.   Its volunteers, particularly the Sisterhood, ran the daily operations of the synagogue. Members of HUC faculty provided adult education and helped establish a religious school curriculum.   Temple Sholom still maintains that strong volunteer and DIY mentality.

A New Home


In 1959, it was the first Reform synagogue to build its current home to move to “Northern” Cincinnati in Amberley Village.


New Sanctuary dedicated in 1967

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New Wings

New Religious School Wings and Rooms built in the 1980’s and 1990’s

Modern Renovations

New Chapel, Offices, Entryway, and Renovations in 2007-2008