Shomrim Society Formed by Jewish Members of New York P. D
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Shomrim Society Formed by Jewish Members of New York P. D

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The Shomrim Society will be the name under which 700 Jewish members of the New York Police Department will be organized for the purpose of strengthening religious spirit among them, according to an announcement of Dr. Isidore Frank, Jewish chaplain of the Police Department.

The organization is being formed with the consent of Commissioner Enright and will function similarly to the Anchor Club, the Knights of Columbus Organization of Policemen, the Masonic Society and the Square Club. At the first meeting held in Liberty Hall, Houston and Norfolk Streets, 240 Jewish policemen joined the society. Lieutenant Jacob Kaminsky was elected president, Sergeant Morris Greenberg, first vice-president, Patrolman Harry Schreiber, second vice-president, and Detective Morris Borkim, recording secretary.

Founding Funders

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  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund