Jewry the world over will usher in the New Year, Rosh Hashanah, with religious services this evening. Reform Judaism devotes one day to the observance of this holiday, while the Orthodox observe two days. With the celebration of this festival there will open the year of 5689 of the Jewish calendar.
Over 16,000 persons will attend the religious services for the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement to be held in fifteen of the constituent societies of the Metropolitan League of Jewish Community Associations in New York City.
Abraham Herman, president of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America in a Rosh Hashanah message to the members of his organization reviewed the work done by the organization in South America and the tasks awaiting it there. He appealed for continued support to carry on the work.
Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein, president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, in his Rosh Hashanah message referring to the recently published figures on the Jewish population in the United States, declared: ‘We have grown, but in what direction has this growth of our been ? American Jewry is prosperous, exceedingly so in a material way but how prosperous are we spiritually? Our spiritual growth has by no means kept pace with our material well-being.
“Thousands upon thousands of our boys and girls are robbed of their heritage by the wilful neglect of their parents. We need more Talmud Torahs, more Yeshivahs. We need to go out into the highways and by ways of our country and bring the message of the Torah to our boys and girls, to our young men and young women.”
A letter of greetings upon the New Year was issued to officers of the National Council of Jewish Women by its president, Mrs. Joseph E. Friend of New Orleans, and its executive secretary. Mrs. Estelle M. Sternberger of New York City, in behalf of the Board of Managers. The message read:
“May this year open to you a vista of service to the children of Israel and to all humanity, that shall fulfill Judaism’s techings of the Unity of God, Love, Justice. Righteousness, Peace, The Unity of Man, Charity, Truth, Knowledge and Sacrifice.
“May you find inspiration, through out the days of the year, in the story and literature of our people and faith.
“May God bestow upon you and those who are deasest to you, His mian Legation. They do show transactions with the Consulate General of Roumania; The Roumanian Debt Funding Delegation; Mr. T. Tileston Wells. Roumanian Consul General in New York; and The Society of the Friends of Roumania. a semi-official propaganda organization, among whose officers are the Roumanian Ambassador at Washington and the Roumanian Consul General.”
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