Funeral services for Samson Friedlander, president-justice of the Municipal Courts, who died late Monday night, were held yesterday at his home, 250 West Ninety-fourth Street. He had been ill about a year. He has been a Municipal Court justice since 1917 and president-justice since January, 1924.
Despite his illness, Justice Friedlander was active on the bench until last June.
Justice Friedlander was born in Manasquan, N. J., the son of Jacob H. and Dora Friedlander. Following his graduation from high school he became a reporter on a Manasquan newspaper and remained there until he entered the law school of New York University. On receiving his degree he opened law offices at 271 Broadway.
In 1915 he was elected alderman and two years later was elected a Justice of the Municipal Court. When Justice Aaron J. Levy, then president-justice, was elevated to the Supreme Court Bench Justice Friedlander was elected to fill the vacancy.
Justice Friedlander was the recipient a few years ago of a bronze tablet, presented by captains and lieutenants of the Fire Department in appreciation of his services in obtaining salary increases for them.
Justice Friedlander was a member of the Society of Tammany, the National Democratic Club, the Owasco Democratic Club and the Cayuga Democratic Club. the Friars, Masons, Elks and Knights of Pythias. He was a director of the Grand Street Boys and the Institutional Synagogue and had served on the directorates of the Home for Aged and Infirm Hebrews, the Daughters of Israel, the Daughters of Jacob, Memorial Hospital and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He was at one time president of the Rutgers Club and at the time of his death was the only honorary member of this organization.
ISRAEL ZEVIN, WELL KNOWN JEWISH WRITER, DIES AT 54
Israel J. Zevin, noted American Jewish writer, better known to the Yiddish reading public as Tashrak, the pen name he used, died yesterday at his home in Bore Park, Brooklyn, following a brief illness. Mr. Zevin was 54 years old.
He was born in 1872, in Zarbi, Russia, and at a very early age became known as a keen minded scholar and Hebrew student.
In 1889 Mr. Zevin arrived in the United States where, during the first few years, he earned his living by peddling. Later, however, he took to writing and became a regular contributor to the “Jewish Daily News.” He soon made a name for himself as a writer of humorous stories and novels wherein the life of American Jewry, at that time in its first moulding, was cleverly depicted. English versions of some of his stories also appeared in the metropolitan papers. Just before his death Mr. Zevin was engaged in a translation of the Midrash into Yiddish.
DR. WISE WILL SPEAK ON “JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY”
Beginning next Sunday morning, Dr. Stephen S. Wise will give a series of three addresses on “Judaism and Christianity,” the Free Synagogue announced.
The addresses will deal with: (1) Agreements and Similarities; (2) Differences and Contrasts; (3) What of the Future?
The first of the addresses, on Agreements and Similarities, will be given Sunday morning, October 10, at 10:45 o’clock, before the Free Synagogue at Carnegie Hall.