United Synagogue Convention Approves Jerusalem Synagogue Center Plans

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The fifteenth annual convention of the United Synagogue of America in session here approved the report of its Palestine Committee concerning the acquisition of a site for the erection of a Synagogue Center in Jerusalem at a cost of $250,000. The sum of $58,000 was paid for the site which is a plot 300×150 feet on King George the Fifth Avenue, Jerusalem. The plot is adjacent to the Ratisbon School at the entrance to the Rohavia quarter. It lies to the right of the avenue as one comes from the Jaffa Road.

The convention approved the recommendation of the Palestine Committee to the effect that arrangements he made with the Jeshurun Congregation in Palestine for a form of cooperation until such time when the Jerusalem Synagogue Center will be erected.

Professor Israel Davidson of the Jewish Theological Seminary, who recently returned from Palestine, urged the speedy construction of the Synagogue Center.

The convention went on record as favoring the five day working week. It expressed gratification at the efforts being made in various quarters in this direction. A resolution was also adopted “protesting vigorously against the violation of the Kashruth laws by national and communal Jewish organizations in arranging non-kosher public dinners.”

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