I. O. B. B. President Issues Statement on Bogen Death

A statement by Alfred M. Cohen, president of the Independent Order B’nai Brith, on the death of Dr. Boris D. Bogen, Executive Secretary, was made public here today.

“Dr. Boris D. Bogen, secretary of the Independent Order B’nai Brith, who expired suddenly in the midst of a family reunion at Arcadia, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, last Saturday night, left Cincinnati apparently in his usual health on the 20th of June, with the intention of attending the annual meeting of District Grand Lodge No. 4 at Oakland, California, and a few days later the National Conference of Social Service at San Francisco. His attendance at both bodies was in the line of duty. Thereafter he was to spend a vacation with his wife, whose health has been conserved in California, and three of his children who reside in the neighborhood of Los Angeles.

“His plans were carried out. He attended both conventions, manifesting his accustomed zeal and went from San Francisco to Arcadia on Saturday evening. All the family came together joyfully. Without warning, in the midst of his loved ones, he passed away.

“The funeral will occur at Los Angeles, where he retained membership in Rabbi Magnin’s congregation, although since his return to Cincinnati as secretary of the B’nai Brith he was affiliated with the Rockdale Avenue Temple of this city. The time of the obsequies will be determined on the arrival of Dr. Emil Bogen, a son, who left for the west immediately on learning of his father’s death.

“Hundreds of telegrams and messages of regret have been received at B’nai Brith headquarters. Dr. Bogen, in his B’nai Brith work, as in all of his undertakings, gave himself whole-heartedly and made friends, admirers and supporters everywhere,” President Cohen declared.

The laying of the corner-stone of the new Beth Juda Temple, Wildwood, N. J., took place last week. Mayor Robert G. Pierpont spoke of the influence the Jewish citizens have and upon the growth of Wildwood.

Other speakers included Mayor George A. Redding, North Wildwood; Mayor Samuel Gassel, Vineland; Mayor Maurice Soffroney, Sea Isle City. More than 1,500 attended.

The New York State Federation of Young Folks Temple Leagues held its sessions this week-end at the Central Synagogue Community House, New York, with 73 representatives from all parts of the state attending.

The speakers included Mrs. David E. Gold-farb, president of the New York State Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, Mrs. William M. Flexner, representing the women of the Central Synagogue, and Mrs. Albert J. May, national chairman of the Federation.

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