A luncheon in honor of Field-Marshal Viscount Allenby was given Tuesday, October 30th, at the Lawyers’ Club, by Nathan Straus, Judge Julian W. Mack and Dr Stephen S. Wise. Dr. Wise presided. The address of welcome was given by Frank L. Polk, former Assistant Secretary of State.
“Jerusalem was not a military objective during the war,” Lord Allenby told the gathering. “Our objective was to get the Turkish army out of the field. We were striving to occupy the hill section near Jerusalem. When we pushed the Turks out of the Judea hills Jerusalem became untenable to them and they left it. We entered it solemnly reverently.”
Among the guests present were: Sir Harry Gloster Armstrong, George Gordon Battle, Arthur Brisbane, Royal S. Copeland, Martin Conboy, Judge Albert Cohn, Charles R. Crane, Robert Fulton Cutting, Admiral L. R. de Steiguer, William T. Dewart, Reverend Francis P. Duffy, General Hanson Ely, Dr. John H. Finley, James A. Foley, Raymond B. Fosdick, Dr. Lee K. Frankel, James W. Gerard, Irving Lehman, Colonel Herbert H. Lehman, Right Reverend William T. Manning, Judge Martin T. Manton, George D. Lunn, Thomas W. Lamont, Joseph S. McKee, Nathan L. Miller, Major Benjamin H. Namm, Albert Ottinger, G. B. Parker, David Sarnoff, Dr. Frederick W. Robinson, Ogden Miller Reid, S. W. Straus, Dr. George E. Vincent, Joseph Warren, Louis Wiley, and Rabbi Jonah B. Wise.
Congregation B’nai Moshe, of Detroit, Mich., broke ground on Sunday for its new three-story synagogue and institutional building. The main synagogue is to seat 1,000 and there will be rooms for Sunday and Hebrew scholl classes. The cornerstone will be laid at ceremonies on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Robert Rosenberg is president of the congregation and Rabbi Moses Fischer, spiritual leader.