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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The Central Conference of American Rabbis opened its thirty-ninth annual convention at the Hotel Shoreland here today.

The outsanding leaders of the Liberal pulpit have arrived here for the session which will last three days.

Dr. H. G. Enelow of New York, president of the Conference, delivered his annual message at the opening session.

The Educational Alliance yesterday made public a report of its work for the last calendar year, submitted by the board of trustees of the Alliance, of which Benjamin Tuska is president and Dr. Henry Fleischman is director.

The educational department of the institution conducted seventeen classes in domestic art and domestic science, giving instruction to 1575 juniors and seniors. There were ten classes in English for adults, with a total enrollment of 766.

The religious department reported that the People’s Synagogue had a membership of 649 and that there were 1669 seat-holders for the special services for the Holy Days. The institution conducted forty-six classes in the School of Religious Work, the number taught being 2,426.

The report of August Goldsmith, the treasurer, shows that the Alliance spent $176,497 during the year and that toward this amount the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies contributed $116,179.

Moses Weil, former magistrate and founder of the Wilmington, Del., lodge or B’nai Brith, observed his ninety-first birthday anniversary Saturday. Mr. Weil was born in Germany. During the Civil War he served in an Ohio regiment and went to Wilmington in 1888.

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