United Synagogue Opens Convention Sunday

The convention of the United Synagogue of America begins this Sunday, the 19th, at the Hotel Astor in New York City and will be continued through Monday and Tuesday.

The convention marks the end of the 16th year of existence of the United Synagogue. It was organized as a result of a study made by the late Dr. Solomon Schechter. Begun with a mere handful of synagogues, the institution has grown to include over 700 synagogues, sisterhoods, men’s clubs and young people’s groups in the United States and Canada.

The convention will be opened by Mr. S. Herbert Golden, President, on Sunday morning at 10:30, and will be followed by an opening prayer by Rabbi Jeremiah J. Berman of Rochester. Mr. Golden will report on the year’s activities, and will be followed by a report by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohen, executive director, and other leaders in the United Synagogue.

Coincident with the convention will be held the convention of the Women’s League. The Women’s League session on Sunday will be held jointly with the men’s group. Beginning with Monday morning, the sessions of the women will be held separately and will continue to noon on Tuesday when the New York Branch of the Women’s League will give a luncheon in honor of the delegates from various sisterhoods. The luncheon will be followed by a sight-seeing tour through New York.

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