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Warners Give Murals to Los Angeles Temple

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Two gifts to Temple B’nai Brith, now nearing completion, were announced by Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin and the officers of the Temple.

One gift announced is $40,000. given by the Warner brothers, Harry, Jack and Abe in memory of their two brothers, Samuel J. and Milton. This money will be used for the purchase of mural paintings for the new building.

The murals are being done by Hugo Ballin, who has done outstanding murals. including those of the State Capitol in Wisconsin.

There will be three lunettes depicting the six days of creation; the rabbis, the prophets and the priests and the Messianic Day. These are being done on canvas which has been loomed especially for that purpose on account of the great size of the paintings.

There will also be a frieze depicting the history of the Jews in symbolic form from the time of Abraham down to modern times.

The other gift is a Kimball organ, to cost $40.000. It was given by Mr. and Mrs. Ben R. Meyer and Mr, and Mrs, Milton E. Getz, in memory of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kaspare Cohn.

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