Plans for a series of rallies to be held in the Reform temples of Greater New York to urge efforts to insure the perpetuation of Judaism in America were formulated at a meeting held yesterday at the home of Henry M. Toch, chairman of the New York Committee for School Extension of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. The meeting had been called by the New York Executive Committee of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and it brought together congregational heads and rabbis of the city’s leading temples. The rallies will be held during the months of December and January, and they will be addressed by prominent rabbis and laymen.
The first of these rallies will be held at Temple Israel, 210 West 91st Street, on December 10. At this meeting Dr. Nathan Krass, rabbi of Temple Emanu-E1, and Henry M. Toch will be the principal speakers. Dr. Krass and Ludwig Vogelstein, chairman of the Executive Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, will be the speakers at a meeting at Mt. Neboh Synagogue on December 17. Other rabbis who will speak at rallies to be announced later will be Rabbi Jonah B. Wise of Central Synagogue, son of the founder of Reform Judaism, Rabbi Rudolph Grossman of Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Rabbi Nathan Stern of Temple Shaaray Tefila, and Rabbi Irving F. Reichert, of Tremont Temple.
“New York has failed to realize that the survival of Judaism in this country depends upon it,” Mr. Toch declared. “We must arouse the men and women of New York to the vital need of their energies and their interest for the perpetuation of their faith. The present generation must assure the future of Judaism both by strengthening itself in religious faith and by providing for its youth. The New York Committee for School Extension is endeavoring in some measure to provide for the need of the Jewish youth of New York by maintaining eight religious schools throughout the city which are attended by many hundreds of boys and girls, and by opening new schools wherever possible. Only through schools and through the increased interest of the adult Jews of New York in their synagogues and in organizations for the perpetuation of Judaism, the survival of this faith in America can be made certain.”
Those present at the meeting included Ben Altheimer, Mrs. Sallie Kubie Glauber, David E, Goldfarb, Philip J. Goodhart, Rabbi Nathan Krass, Rabbi Isaac Landman, Max Schaleck, Louis Schlesinger of Newark, Meier Steinbrink of Brooklyn, Rabbi Nathan Stern, Ludwig Vogelstein, and Rabbi Jonah B. Wise.
HONOR FIRST BRONX JEW WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR
Honoring the first Jewish resident of the Bronx to fall in the World War, the Board of Alderman created Latkin Square, in the Bronx, bounded by 169th Street, Itervale Avenue, Home Street and Tiffany Street. The resolution creating the square was introduced by Alderman Peter Donovan of the Bronx.
The square will honor the memory of David Latkin, who lived at 1,280 Stebbins Avenue, the Bronx.
“I think it is proper to honor the memory of Latkin and his people,” Alderman Donovan said, “particularly because 80 percent of the residents of this section of the Bronx are Jewish.”
THOUSANDS AT FUNERAL OF PROF. G. ZELIKOVITCH
Several thousand persons attended the funeral of the late Professor G. Zelikovitch, who died last Saturday of pneumonia. The funeral procession started from the Broadway Central Hotel, from where the body was taken to the offices of the “Jewish Daily News.” Services were held at the hall of the Jewish Educational Alliance, where Rabbi M. A. Kaplan, Gedaliah Bublick, Joseph Barondess, Jacob Fishman, ReubenBrainin, Dr. J. L. Bril, Dr. S. Margoshes, Abe Cahan, Abraham Raisin, Joseph Eron, K. Marmar and M. H. Tausner eulogized the late scholar and publicist.
Interment was in the family plot at Union Field Cemetery, Brooklyn.
DR. NEHEMIAH MOSESSOHN IS SERIOUSLY ILL
Dr. Nehemiah Mosessohn, founder and editor of “The Jewish Tribune,” is seriously ill in Mount Sinai Hospital His physicians are Dr. Edwin Beer and Dr. Julius Blum.
Dr. Mosessohn, who was born in Russia seventy-three years ago, came to the United States in 1887. David N. and Moses D. Mosessohn are his sons.