Taft http://wesa.fm en (Rebroadcast) President Taft at Rodef Shalom http://wesa.fm/post/rebroadcast-president-taft-rodef-shalom <p>In May of 1909, a Shabbat, President William Howard Taft became the first American President to speak&nbsp; from the Bimah of a Jewish Congregation while in office.</p><p>The Rodef Shalom Congregation, in Pittsburgh played host to the touring President. Archivist Martha Berg talked with us <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/president-taft-rodef-shalom">last year </a>about Taft's visit to Pittsburgh and the importance of his speech. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:24:39 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24569 at http://wesa.fm (Rebroadcast) President Taft at Rodef Shalom President Taft at Rodef Shalom http://wesa.fm/post/president-taft-rodef-shalom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On May 29, 1909, a Shabbat, President William Howard Taft became the first American President to speak&nbsp; from the Bimah of a Jewish Congregation while in office. The <a href="http://rodefshalom.org/about-rodef-shalom/history">Rodef Shalom Congregation</a>, in Pittsburgh played host to the touring President. Archivist <strong>Martha Berg </strong>joins us to talk about Taft's visit to Pittsburgh and the importance of his speech. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 6832 at http://wesa.fm President Taft at Rodef Shalom