Rich Israel


RICH ISRAEL has spent most of the last 35 years in Cleveland, OH, in ministries relating to social justice including working for school desegregation and public education, advocating for the elderly in long-term care, and running an agency that sent chaplains to hospitals and other institutions in Northern Ohio. Currently, Rich is the associate rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, a position made possible by the Lutheran-Episcopal agreement, “Called to Common Mission.” Rich is married to Lois Annich ’78. They have a son, Tim, and a daughter, Molly, who are both artists and studying in Pennsylvania. Rich believes that they intend to maintain the family vow of poverty! He asks any of us who come to Cleveland to give Lois and him a call.



Denomination: Episcopal

Cleveland, Ohio
United States North America

Class of 1976 Secretary: Paige L. Smith , PaigeLSmith@aya.yale.edu
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