More than 200 New York synagogues and temples will hear appeals for the support of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies during Rosh Hashanah which begins today at sundown.
Arrangements have been made for addresses on charity to be delivered in many halls and theatres temporarily used to house the overflow throngs of holiday worshipers.
Special observance of the holy days is planned in all of the Federation’s ninety-one institutions.
Jewish soldiers and sailors will attend holiday services at the Ninety-second Street Y. M. H. A.
Fourteen of the 25 constituent organizations of the Metropolitan League of Jewish Community Associations will accommodate over 17,000 persons at religious services during the High Holidays, the League announced.
Seven causes for thankfulness were listed by David A. Brown, chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, in a New Year’s message to the leaders of the campaign in connection with the forthcoming conference of the national, state and local officers in Chicago on October 22-23d.
The seven reasons for thankfulness as defined by Mr. Brown are:
“To be thankful for the blessings which have come to them, along with the other peoples of this land.
“To he thankful for whatever measure of prosperity has been theirs.
“To be thankful that out of this prosperity they have given with greater liberality to every human cause here and elsewhere than ever before,
“To be thankful that life has been made less tragic for the Jews throughout the world because of the fine, generous spirit of the American Jew.
“To be thankful for the renascence of Jewish life which is evidenced by the building of many synagogues, sabbath schools and other institutions for Jewish education in all parts of America.
“To be thankful that there is a greater spirit of understanding of the non-Jew for the Jew and that during this year one who has done much to harm the Jew in all parts of the world, has seen fit to apologize and to ask for forgiveness.
“To be thankful that there is growing a finer and better understanding between Jew and Jew with the result that we can all work together for those causes so dear to the heart of the Jew.”
An index to the financial requirements of the Conference of Jewish Charities of Newark. N. J. was given by A. J. Dimond, president, in a message extended to the Jewish community of the city on the occasion of the High Holidays. The total income of the participating organizations of the Conference in 1923, prior to the establishment of the Conference, was $78,409, while the total income for the year 1927 is $243,900.
The new synagogue of the Congregation Beth-El, Fall River, Mass will be opened for warship at the Rosh Hashanah services tonight following the dedication exercises yesterday.
Congressman Joseph W. Martin, Jr.; Mayer W Harry Monks, Rabbi. H. H. Rubenowitz of Roxbury. Mass.; Rev. Robert A. Colpitts, pastor of the Union Methodist Episonpal Church. Rabbi Merton Goldberg of Fail River, Rabbi Alexander Burnstain of New Bedford and Rabbi Morris Shussheim of Providence participated in the dedication exercises. The synagogue was erected at a cost of $30,000.
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The ## membership is comp## of the B’nai Jacob and Seth Hamedrash Hogodel congregations, recently united Rabbi Albert N Mandelhaum, formerly of Albany, N. Y. is rabbi.
Opening of the Hebrew school of Knesseth Israel Synagogue. Preston has been announced for October 2.
The school sponsored by the congregation has a faculty of twenty teachers and supervision of Rabbi Albert Mandelhaum.
The enrollment of 1759 new pupils in the religious schools supported by the Burean of Jewish Education of Cleveland was reported at the closing luncheon of the campaign organization, of 220 women workers and captains last Tuesday. Last year a similar campaign to enroll unaffiliated Jewish children in Jewish schools netted close to 1,400 pupils.
With this campaign the combined enrollment of the 7 Council of Jewish Women Religious Schools and the 11 Cleveland Hebrew Schools will reach approximately 5,000 or nearly twice the number of children attending these schools prior to the organization of the Bureau of Jewish Education in 1924. Mrs. Arthur I. Fischer was chairman.
After having flown through fog and rain for several hours following their crossing of the Austrian Aips, Charles A. Levine, and Captain W. G. R. Hincheliffe, gave up their projected nonstop flight to India this evening and landed at the Vienna Airdroms around 6 P. M. Friday. The Columbia happed off from Cranwell Airdrom, England. Friday morning 5:45 o’clock.
The piloting of Hinchcliffe was aided by the knowledge of Levine in figuring out the territory surrounding vienna the American having flown in this vicinity before with Clarence D. Chamb##.
Several representatives of American banks arrived in Warsaw on Friday to resume negotiations in record to a Polish loan which were postponed three months ago. At that time a credit of $23,000,000 was granted the Bank of Poland.
The sum has not been exhausted as the financial condition of the country made the use of the money unnecessary during the Summer, the new loan will amount to $70,000,000.
The firms participating are the Bankers, Trust Company, Blair it Co. The National City Bank and the Guarantee Trust Company and several French, English and Dutch banks.
The issue of the loan is expected within two weeks.
The Jewish Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa. is bequeathed the bulk of a $70,560 estate by the terms of the will of Hannah S. Berkowitz, who died Sept.
The document makes bequests to four ether Jewish charities and directs that the residuary estate shall be held in trust for twenty years after which the principal and accrued interest if to be used for the construction of a new wine for the Jewish Hospital.
Mrs. Berkowitz bequeathed $2,100 each to the Nertheastern Hebrew Orthers’ Heme the Downtown Hebrew ## Heme and the Northern Liberties Hospital for the purpose of endorsing a free bed in each.
The Treate## N. J. Jewish Community have a testimonial dinner to James Kerney ## and publisher of the Tren## Times, at the Stacy-Trent ##.
David L. Kelsey was chairman of the general committee.
“There is no chance for a change in the Immigration law or in the method of selection of aliens admitted to this country.” declared Benjamin M. Day, Commissioner of Immigration who spoke at the weekly luncheon of the Brooklyn Rotary Club at the Hotel Bossort on “Phases of the Immigration Problem.”
“Any plans for alterations to the law will receive scant attention from either Congress or immigration authorities. There are fought edges to the law, and all interested in immigration should cut together to have these rough edges smoothed over.
“I think the non-quota status should be extended, and I should like to see the local immigration posts be given more authority to act in certain cases” he said.
Nathan Brilliant was appointed Educational Director of the Euelid Avehue Temple. Cieveland.