Congregation Mikveh Israel unveiled a portrait of a minister who led the congregation about a century ago.
The late Rev. Leon H. Elmaleh, minister of Kahal Kadosh Mikveh Israel (Congregation Mikveh Israel) from 1898-1927, was commemorated with the unveiling of his oil portrait at the Old City synagogue.
The minister's grandchildren, E. Michael Elmaleh and Francine Elmaleh, presented the portrait as a memorial to their late parents, Col. Joseph S. Elmaleh and Dr. Miriam K. Elmaleh. Also among those in attendance were his great-grandchildren, J.D. Haua and Melissa Haua.