Jews to Participate in Johns Hopkins Anniversary Celebration

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

American Jewish scholars will take an active part in the two-day celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Johns Hopkins University on October 22 and 23 which will be attended by distinguished scientists and scholars from foreign universities and more than 2,000 alumni from all parts of the world.

Among Jews who will speak at departmental conferences are Dr. Maurice Bloomfield, professor of Sanskrit at Hopkins; Dr. Florence E. Bamberger, professor of education at Hopkins; Marcus I. Goldman, of the United States Geological Survey; Dr. Cyrus Adler, president of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City, and the Rev. Dr. William Rosenau, professor of post-Biblical Hebrew at Hopkins.

BREVITIES

Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman of Congregation Beth Israel in Hartford, Conn., gave the first of a series of lectures before the Hartford School of Religious Education, Hartford Seminary Foundation, on “The Aims and Content of Jewish Religious Education,” yesterday.

A plan to banish the slums of New York’s East Side, replacing them with rows of model tenements, separated by parks, was made by August Heckscher, who recently returned from a trip to Europe made as an emissary of Mayor Walker to study housing in large cities abroad. Mr. Heckscher made public a proposal to raze all the old-law tenement houses of the lower east side, and to replace them with model apartment buildings.

Mr. Heckscher outlined a plan to spend $100,000,000 a year for five years in the task. The philanthropist said he intended to seek $50,000,000 a year of private capital to be invested in the enterprise, and proposed that the other half of the cost be borne by the State.

celebration of the golden anniversary of the Washington Boulevard Temple, Congregation B’nai Abraham-Zion, Chicago. Rabbi James Heller of Cincinnati, Ohio, delivered the principal address.

Addresses were also delivered by Rabbi Joseph Stolz, Rabbi Hirschberg, Rabbi Felix A. Levy and Rabbi Samuel Schwartz.

Dr. Max L. Margolis, professor of Biblical Philosophy at Dropsie College, Philadelphia, Pa., will be honored tomorrow by a dinner in celebration of his sixtieth birthday. The dinner will be tendered him by the Pharisees of which club he is a member. The faculty of Dropsie College and the members of the Oriental Society will be among the guests.

The Congregation Mount Zion sold the synagogue at 35 West 119th Street, New York City, to the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a Negro congregation.

It is reported that the property was held at $90,000, fully furnished and equipped, and was subject to a mortgage of $39,000. The sellers took back a second mortgage.

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