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File #: 160853    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/29/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/13/2016
Title: Adding Rabbi L.E. Dailey to the street signs on the block intersections on Lowber Avenue between Mayland Street and Mohican Street in recognition of Rabbi Dailey's tremendous service and contributions to the West Oak Lane community.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Jones, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Blackwell
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 16085300.pdf, 2. Signature16085300.pdf
Title
Adding Rabbi L.E. Dailey to the street signs on the block intersections on Lowber Avenue between Mayland Street and Mohican Street in recognition of Rabbi Dailey's tremendous service and contributions to the West Oak Lane community.

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WHEREAS, Rabbi Louise Elizabeth Dailey was born into a religious family in Annapolis, Maryland. Her father was an orthodox Baptist minister, and was the founder of the Second Baptist Church. Her father led Bible studies on Saturdays and wore a hat at all times, and her family covered the mirrors when there was a death in the family, sitting quietly in darkened rooms for seven days; and

WHEREAS, Rabbi Dailey, who was referred to as "Mother Dailey" by most people who knew her, left Annapolis in the 1940s and relocated to Philadelphia, where she worked as a domestic in a Jewish home; and

WHEREAS, It was during her time working in a Jewish home that she began to notice many similar traditions between her religious upbringing and the Jewish faith. It was then that she began to pray for guidance and to learn "the ways of the Hebrews" with whom she so identified; and

WHEREAS, Rabbi Dailey began to observe the Sabbath on Saturday, and to keep a kosher home. She also began a prayer group in her living room; people heard about it and came to pray with her; and

WHEREAS, The group grew by word of mouth, and soon she had a group too large for her living room to accommodate. Over time, the group became a formal entity - Congregation Temple Beth'El - and Rabbi Dailey purchased three additional buildings in an attempt to accommodate her growing membership; and

WHEREAS, Once settled at the present location on Lowber Avenue in West Oak Lane, she realized that what she needed was a Synagogue that would allow her community to worship as Jews should. She presented the idea to the congregants, and they joined in the building project which resulted in their current edifice of Congregation Temple Beth'El; and

WHEREAS, Rabbi...

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