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Benjamin Altheimer Honored on 79th Birthday

Members of the New York Committee of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives at Denver, Colorado, tendered a dinner to Ben Altheimer at the Harmonie Club, New York, Thursday night on the occasion of his seventy-ninth birthday. The occasion marked the 30th anniversary of Mr. Altheimer’s service as treasurer of the Institution. Judge Samuel D. Levy, Chairman, of the New York Committee, presided.

Mr. Altheimer is widely known as the founder of “bundle day” and promoter of religious and patriotic observance of Flag Day.

Dr. W. S. Friedman, vice-president of the hospital, and Mrs. Seraphine Pisko, secretary, came from Denver to address the gathering, paying tribute to Mr. Altheimer’s many public activities. Paul Felix Warburg, treasurer of the committee, read congratulatory messages, including one from Julius Rosenwald, declaring: “Mr. Altheimer is still a young man in enthusiasm and spirit. He has done much for mankind in general and for the Jewish cause in particular. His great contribution of making bundle day a national movement is as fine a monument as any one need aspire to.”

Rabbi Samuel Schulman of Temple Emanu-El, and Ludwig Vogelstein, chairman of the executive board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, of which Mr. Altheimer is an honorary life member, also paid him tribute.

The fourth number of the fifth year of the bibliographical quarterly “Kirjath Sepher” of the Jewish National and University Library has just appeared.

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