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Chanukah Celebrations

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Thousands of Jewish laymen and their families gathered Sunday evening, Dec. 16, in a number of cities throughout the country for simultaneous celebrations of the advent of Chanukah or the Hebrew Feast of Lights, an eight-day holiday.

The twelve Men’s Clubs of Greater Chicago held their banquet in the new Sholom Temple. Speakers included Rabbi William H. Fineshriber of Philadelphia and Hon. Irwin Stalmaster of Omaha, Neb. Sol Heller directed a special choir.

The nation-wide character of the celebration was featured by the invitation extended to all interested to listen in to Station WLW’s broadcast of part of Cincinnati’s Chanukah program from the Hotel Sinton. The three brotherhoods there heard Rabbi Morris M. Feuerlicht of Indianapolis and Arthur L. Reinhart, Cincinnati, of the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods. This is believed to be the first broadcast of a Chanukah program.

In addition to the cities holding joint programs. just named. the following cities had a similar celebration by one Brotherhood each: Albany. N. Y.: Baltimore Md. Denver ### McKeesport. Pa.; Montreal: St Joseph Mo. St. Paul, Minn.; San Francisco.

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