Newark, N. J (May. 9)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
With an attendance of more than 250 persons, more than 100 of whom were delegates from various parts of the country, the Jewish Ministers’ Cantors’ Association of the United States and Canada opened its convention at the Y. M. -Y. W. H. A. here yesterday morning.
The speakers at the opening session included L. LeBow, of Irvington, N. J. who presided, Rabbi Joseph Konvitz, Solomon Foster and Julius Siberfeld, of Newark; Rabbi Louis Lipitz of New York, president of the association; and Rabbi Z. Masliansky of Brooklyn. Tax Commissioner Louis A. Fast, of Newark extended greetings on behalf of the city officials. Discussion of the proposed seminary for training of cantors and a pension fund for members are expected to come up at today’s and tomorrow’s sessions.
ISSUES APPEAL FOR VICTIMS OF MISSISSIPPI FLOOD
An appeal for aid for the Mississippi flood sufferers was issued by Sol M. Stroock, president of the Metropolitan League, to the affiliated Jewish Community Associations. Five hundred dollars was raised by the League at the dramatic contest held at the 92nd Street Y. M. H. A. in which ten associations participated. This money was turned over to the Red Cross for the relief of victims of the Mississippi flood, instead of being utilized as originally planned for establishing a Metropolitan League Camp.
COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR
I enclose check for renewal of my subscription to the “Bulletin”, whose daily visit laden with a budget of news of Jewish interests and activities the world over is affording me greater pleasure than any other current literature coming to my desk.
SAM RITTENBERG, House of Representatives.
Charleston. S. C., May 8, 1927.
Cantor Josef Rosenblatt was received by President Coolidge at the White House on Friday. He was accompanied by his daughter, Gertrude Rosenblatt, Rabbi Louis H. Schwefel of Washington, and Leopold Freudberg, President of the Washington Zionist District.