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Sikh and broader Cleveland community unite after Wisconsin tragedy - Page 2

Sikh and broader Cleveland community
unite after Wisconsin tragedy
Sikh Gurdwara in Richfield Ohio
August 12, 2012 - Page 2

The service at the Sikh Gurdwara in Richfield Ohio (Page 1 of the service) continued with speakers from various religious and other groups.

The Jewish community was represented by Rabbi Dr. Jack Truboff

Rabbi Dr. Jack Truboff

Rabbi Dr. Jack Truboff



The Lutheran Christian community stretching from Cleveland to Mentor to Erie Pennsylvania was represented by Emma Kruger.

Emma Kruger of the Lutheran Christian Church

Emma Kruger of the Lutheran Christian Church



Mr Ajit Patra, President of the Shiva Vishnu Temple, gave a message to the Indian American younger generation to learn from the first generation and take charge.

Mr Ajit Patra, President of the Shiva Vishnu Temple

Mr Ajit Patra, President of the Shiva Vishnu Temple



Next a Hindu Temple Priest offered two short readings from the Hindu Scripture as a blessing to the community.



The Muslim community of Cleveland was represented by Mohammed Sobhani of Unity Center.

Mohammed Sobhani of Unity Center

Mohammed Sobhani of Unity Center



Rabbi David Kosak of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah spoke next.

Rabbi David Kosak of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah

Rabbi David Kosak of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah



Julia Shearson, Coalition of Religions, spoke next.

Julia Shearson, Coalition of Religions

Julia Shearson, Coalition of Religions


Reverend Doctor Otis Moss Jr. quoted his friend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he spoke at a special service of the Guru Nanak Foundation of Greater Cleveland to remember the Oak Creek Wisconsin victims.

Reverend Doctor Otis Moss Jr.

Reverend Doctor Otis Moss Jr.



Elumalai Appachi, MD, President of the Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio spoke next.

Elumalai Appachi, MD, President of the Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio

Elumalai Appachi, MD



Sudarshan Sathe, a trustee of the Federation of the India Community Associations spoke on behalf of the Indian community of NE Ohio and presented a message from Chittaranjan Jain, Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Sudarshan Sathe

Sudarshan Sathe



Asim Datta, President, Federation of Indian Community Association was the last of the community speakers who also presented Mayor Frank Jackson's proclamation, declaring August 12, 2012 a Day of Mourning.

15.	Asim Datta, President, Federation of Indian Community Association

Asim Datta



The Chairman (Ratanjit Sondhe) and Secretary (Gurcharan Singh) of Guru Nanak Foundation of Greater Cleveland concluded the special service remembering the Oak Creek Wisconsin victims.

Ratanjit Sondhe

Page 1 of the Richfield Ohio Gurdwara service for the Oak Creek victims
Politicians and Sikh Leaders

Page 3 of the Richfield Ohio Gurdwara service for the Oak Creek victims
Faces in the Crowd

Sikh Gurdwara in Richfield Ohio - Photos
Historical marker of the first Gurdwara in the state of Ohio.


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