New Synagogues Dedicated on Eve of the High Holidays
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New Synagogues Dedicated on Eve of the High Holidays

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The new $1,000,000 synagogue and synagogue house of Rodeph Shalom congregation will be dedicated Wednesday night by Dr. Louis Wolsey.

Rodeph Shalom is 125 years old, and has occupied an important place as an outstanding Jewish organization throughout the country.

The building, which has been under construction six months, replaces the synagogue, which was a landmark in this city for more than fifty years.

The new office will not only provide for religious activities, but the community work will have its headquarters there, and special attention has been paid to accommodations for the younger members of the congregation.

Addresses at the dedication will be made by Lionel Friedman, chairman of the building committee,; Charles Edwin Fox, president of the congregation and Gordon A. Block, vice president.

The cornerstone of the synagogue of the Adas Israel Talmud Torah of Borough Park, Brooklyn, was laid Sunday afternoon. Max Smolinsky, a trustee presided. Hyman Binder, president of the congregation and Rabbi M. A. Kaplan were the speakers.

Plans for enlargement of the temple of Congregation B’nai Jacob of Brooklyn were announced.

The present brick temple, erected in 1924, will be entirely remodeled, according to A. H. Simon, president of the congregation.

The alteration it is estimated will cost $100,000. Work will start immediately after the holidays.

The opening of the new building of Young Israeli located at Avenue I and Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, took place on Sunday.

The entire building of Young Israel has now been completed. Provisions have been made to accommodate about 2600 worshippers.

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