Usher in Shevouth Thursday Evening

At sundown on Thursday, May 24, the Festival of Weeks, Shevuoth, will be ushered in.

Shevuoth will be celebrated by the Boy Scouts of the Jewish faith, Girl Scouts, members of Young Judaea and Hebrew school of children at Lewisohn Stadium of the New York City College next Sunday afternoon, May 27, according to an announcement issued by Alfred A. Schwartz, director of the Boy Scout Extension Bureau of the New York branch of the United Synagogue of America and Benjamin Lassar, vice-president of the Young Judaea.

Twelve thousand children are expected to take part. The celebration is being conducted by the Boy Scout Extension Bureau of the New York branch of the United Synagogue and the New York City Young Judaea.

In Reform congregations, confirmation of Jewish boys and girls is solemnized on this occasion.

Louis G. Kaufman, president of Chatham Phenix National Bank and Trust Company. New York has established an endowment of $100,000, for the newly built Graveraet High School, Marquette, Michigan. The high school, named for Mr. Kaufman’s mother, occupies a site donated by him. Marquette is the place of Mr. Kaufman, who is president of the First National Bank and Trust Company there.

The income of the endowment will provide annually four scholarships, three merit medals, three certificates, these last to be awarded in the grade next below the first year class of the high school. A fund is provided to supply music and instruments each year to the high school band and another appropriation will finance a yearly series of lectures and entertainments for the high school students. This fund has already made possible the procurement, as temporary coach for the school musical organization, of William Tyroler, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera House.

Congregation Gates of Prayer, New Orleans, dedicated the library which it has established for the Leopold Weil Educational and Social Center adjoining the Temple building.

The library was established by private donations.

Ben Strauss, well-known merchant of Hamilton, Ohio, died yesterday in Hamilton, which was his birthplace. He was sixty years old.

He was chairman of the first relief committee in the flood of 1913 and helped direct many Red Cross and other campaigns during the war.

He built the Jewish Temple in Hamilton in honor of his father, a pioneer merchant of the city. A student loan fund established by him assisted boys to gain college educations.

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