Uniting in a plea for better understanding between Christian and Jew in America, the Rev. Dr. Henry Howard, of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, representing the Protestants; Father Francis P. Duffy, of the Holy Cross Rectory, representing the Catholics; and the Rev. Nathan Krass, rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, representing the Jews, urged Friday night over Radio Station WMCA that America set an example for the elimination of inter-religious and inter-racial prejudices for the rest of the nations of the world. The occasion was the celebration by the American Hebrew of the tenth anniversary of the launching of the movement for better understanding between Christians and Jews in America.
Cooperating in the musical program, under the direction of Lazare Saminsky, the conductor of the Temple Emanu-El choir, the thre faiths participated through representatives of the choirs of three of the leading churches in New York Cityâ€”Carlton Boxill of the Riverside Church; Lucien Rutman of Temple Emanu-El; Antonio Augenti of the Church of St. Gille, the Baptist. Joseph Yasser, organist of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, was the accompanist.
At the conclusion of the broadcasting Rabbi Landman, who presided, announced a series of seminars on better understanding to be held at Colleges and Universities, including New York University, during the coming winter, and that balloting is now progressing for the annual award of the American Hebrew Medal for the Promotion of Better Understanding between Christian and Jew in America, which is to be awarded for the first time on Nov. 21.