Boston Jewry to Take Active Part in Tercentenary Fete of Massachusetts Bay Colony

The Jewish Committee which is to help celebrate the tercentenary of Boston’s existence as a city is actively engaged in formulating plans with regard to its participation in the general tercentenary exercises. It is the aim of this committee to stimulate interest especially among the Jews in the coming patriotic events, and it is also the purpose of this committee to indicate the achievements attained and benefits received from the earliest days that Jews tread on the soil of Massachusetts.

The first event on the program of the committee is an inter-congregational religious service which will take place Sunday evening, June 8, at Temple Ohabei Shalom. The chairman of this activity is Rabbi H. H. Rubenovitz, and an effort will be made to arrange for the participation in the program of every rabbi in Greater Boston.

The Jewish Tercentenary Committee has announced the following officers: Professor Nathan Isaacs, Honorary Chairman; Alexander Brin, chairman; Samuel Kalesky, Moses Mishel, A. P. Spitz, vice-chairmen; Max Shoolman, treasurer; Joseph Shubow, secretary.

The program and budget committees, headed respectively by E. J. Bromberg and A. P. Spitz, met with former Mayor John F. Fitzgerald at the Boston City Club last Thursday and presented to him as General Chairman of the Greater Boston Tercentenary Committee an outline of the activities that the Jewish community plans as its contribution. Mr. Fitzgerald remarked that he was greatly impressed with the very admirable program presented and stated that he would exert his efforts in cooperating with the Jewish committee in realizing its attempt to put on pageants, conduct musical programs and literary and artistic essay contests, to hold public meetings, children’s festivals, veterans’ day, sport and field day.

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