Jewish Communal Activities

The completion of a gymnasium and swimming pool in connection with the Institutional Synagogue at No. 43 West One Hundred and Sixteenth street, New York, was celebrated.

The installation of Rabbi Abraham I. Goldberg in Temple Beth Israel, was celebrated in Phoenix, Ariz.

It is not generally known that New Orleans has one of the best Hebrew schools in this country. a school which begins with the child of the primer grade and ends with the Tulane or Newcomb student, which starts with the Hebrew primer and ends with pupils who converse, act plays, write essays and deliver addresses in Hebrew.

The Communal Hebrew School, has a curriculum extending over six years, which embraces Bible and Jewish history, Jewish ethics, Hebrew and Rabbinical literature, along with Hebrew grammar. rhetoric, composition and conversation. The hours of instruction are from 3:30 to 8:30 p. m. during week-days, with special hours on Sunday morning. There are evening courses for advanced pupils and prospective teachers.

Two hundred pupils attend the school. There are five teachers, of whom E. E. Lisitsky is superintendent.

The celebration of the silver anniversary of the Los Angeles Lodge of the Independent Order B’nai B’rith will be held today, to commemorate twenty-five years of activity.

Rabbi Abraham Bengis has accepted a call to the pulpit of Agudas Achim Congregation of San Antonio, Texas.

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