Synagogue Throws Open Temple Gymnasium to Aid Unemployed

Endorsing the suggestion of Rabbi Irving Reichert, the board of directors of Congregation Emanu-El voted at its last meeting to throw open the gymnasium of its Temple House as a dormitory for jobless and unemployed men if the emergency warrants during the winter months.

The plan, which will be put into effect should the situation warrant, calls for the installation of more than 100 cots in the big gymnasium and the serving of breakfast daily. A careful check will be made on the type of men picked for residence in the improvised dormitory. “This is my idea of religion in action,” Rabbi Reichert said after his plan had been approved.

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