Model Jewish Community Planned on Staten Island
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Model Jewish Community Planned on Staten Island

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A model Jewish community of 160 families which will have it own school, where both secular and Hebrew subjects will be taught, and which will establish a health centre for Jewish children, will be founded shortly at Silver Lake Gardens, Staten Island. The community is being founded by the “Judea Maccabee Association,” an organization interested in the development and growth of Jewish community life, in fostering the teachings of Judaism and the Jewish communal spirit and in establishing a health centre for the younger generation.

Silver Lake Gardens, Staten Island, has been selected for the establishment of this model community because it is 380 feet above sea level. Its air is remarkably pure and it is only 25 minutes by ferry from Manhattan. A hospital and sanatorium are among the things planned for the model community.

The officers of the “Judea Maccabee Association” are: Hyman L. Landy, president; Cantor Shein, vice-president; Charles Rosett, Treasurer and Business Manager; Sigmund Sussman, Harry Resnick and Bekie Lvovsky, Trustees; Rev. Isaac Rottblitt, Chaplain; and S. Rosen, Recording Secretary.

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