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Elaborate Plans for Convention of Union of Hebrew Congregations (By our San Francisco Correspondent)

Rabbi George Zepin, Director of the Extension Department of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, is completing the arrangements here for the thirty-first general council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and Temple Brotherhoods and Temple Sisterhoods to be held in San Francisco beginning February 10 next.

The general committee in charge under the chairmanship of Samuel Dinkelspiel has made public the personnel of various sub-committees which will function before and during the sessions of the council.

These committees include in their number many of the most prominent Jewish men and women of San Francisco and the bay cities.

The convention will bring to San Francisco leaders in every field of Jewish activity throughout the United States.

Representatives of Congregation Emanu-El and of Congregation Sherith Israel are meeting to further arrangements for the sessions. A religious service at Temple Sherith Israel Sunday evening, February 10 will open the convention.

The general committee in charge of arrangements consists of Samuel Dinkelspiel, chairman; Louis Bloch, Samuel T. Breyer, Henry G. W. Dinkelspiel, Daniel W. Hone, Dr. Louis I. Newman, Dr. Jacob Nieto, Miss Joyse Rich, Mrs. Henry Sahlein, Isadore Shemanski, Adolfo Stahl, John I Walter, Mrs. Harold Zellerbach, Dr. Rudolph I. Coffee, S. W. Freudenthal, Michael Grodin and Morris N. Schneider.

The personnel of the sub-committee as announced by the general committee include:

Finance Committee, Chairman. I Zellerbach, Gus Lachman. Henry Sieroty, Walter Haas, Grover Magnin, Mrs. J. B. Levison, chairmen. and Warren Hellman, Leon Sloss, Mrs. E. S. Heller, Miss J. Rich, Mrs. Leopold Michaels, Morris Meyerfeld. Louis A. Schwabacher, Moses Gunst, Richard Shainwald, Jesse Colman, Leon Juda, Sidney Ehrman, Philip Ehrlich, Mrs. Sophie Lilienthal, Alfred Gump, S. L. Goldstein, Walter Heller. Mortimer Fleishacker, Henry Sinsheimer, Edgar Sinnton, Daniel Koshland, Philip Lilienthal, Mrs. Kauf Brensten, Alfred Kutner, Max Lilienthal, John Altman, Herbert Clayburgh, Samuel Kahn, Alfred Esberg, Berthold Guggenhime, Frederick Baruch.

The program committee includes: Mrs. M. Koshland, chairman; Mrs. I. Goodman, Richard Gutstadt, Harry Simon, Henry G. W. Dinkelspiel, Mrs. H. Sahlein, John I. Walter Mrs. Cora Kraemer, Mrs. Nate Kessler, Oakland.

The hotel’s committee includes: Jerome Breyer, chairman; Emil Greenebaum, Herman Bachrack, Max P. Lilienthal, Martin Marks, Eddie Greenhood.

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