'Jeopardy!' featured a suburban Detroit synagogue once called 'a concrete Sinai on the shoulder of Interstate 696'

 

Ben Goldstein is on a "Jeopardy!" winning streak despite missing a clue about Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, Mich., 45 minutes from his home.

(JTA) - Viewers of the popular game show "Jeopardy!" got a glance of one of the United States' most distinctive synagogue buildings on Tuesday, after a clue showcased Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, Michigan.

The Conservative synagogue had leaked the fact that it would appear as a trivia item on "Jeopardy!" for days before the game, and as luck would have it, one of the contestants on Tuesday lives just a 45-minute drive from Southfield, in Dexter.

Ben Goldstein told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that his local expertise did influence his quick response to the clue - just not corr...



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