Funeral services for Dr. Kaufmann Kohler, who died on Thursday, were held yesterday at Temple Beth-El. The funeral address was delivered by Dr. Samuel Schulman, minister of the Temple, who has returned from Augusta, Georgia, for the purpose. The opening prayer was delivered by Dr. R. Grossman, formerly assistant of Dr. Kohler’s, and the closing prayer by Prof. Julian Morgenstern of Cincinnati, Dr. Kohler’s successor as president of the Hebrew Union College.
Prof. Henry Englander of the faculty of that College officiated at the cemetery. The service was read by Dr. Simon Cohen, Assistant Rabbi of Temple Beth El. The honorary pall-bearers were the Trustees of the congregation, Benjamin Altheimer, president, Ludwig Vogelstein, former president and chairman of the Executive Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Roger W. Straus, Otto Dryfoos, Saul Bernstein, Myron Sulzberger, Leopold Stern, Sidney Herman, Samuel Currick, David M. Bressler, Mrs. Wm. Klingenstein, Benjamin Moss, Carl Rosenberger, M. H. Rothchild, David Dinkelspicl, Jacob L. Frankel, Max Kalter, Aaron R. Hano and Felix M. Warburg, and Alfred M. Cohen, president of the Board of Governors of the College, Maurice Freiberg of Cincinnati, Marcus Aaron of Pittsburgh, Louis Marshall, Adolph S. Ochs, Mortimer L. Schiff, Judge Samson Lachman, Judge Irving Lehman, Judge Horace Stem of Philadelphia, Simon Hess, Senator Nathan Straus, Jr., I. M. Stcttenhein, Lawrence Rukeyser, Mrs. Leopold Plant and Mrs. Sallie K. Glauber.
Rabbi Isaac Landman, editor of the “American Hebrew” and other Rabbis officiating in New York City who were graduates of the College under Dr. Kohler’s presidency, served as pall-bearers.
Representatives of the Board of Governors of the College, the Union of American Hebrew Cangregations and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, of which Dr. Kohler was honorary president for over twenty-two years, attended the funeral.
A joint drive for the United Jewish Campaign and the United Palestine Appeal was decided upon by the Jewish Community of Tampa, Fia. A quota of eighty-five thousand dollars, two-thirds of which will go to the United Palestine Appeal and one-third to the United Jewish Campaign, was accepted.
A. Maas was elected chairman of the Joint Campaign, which will be launched on February 21.