PROVIDENCE (Jul. 19)
The New Jewish Home for the Aged of Rhode Island was formally opened with exercises conducted on the lawn of the institution. An audience of several hundred persons sat before a flag-draped platform and heard speakers tell how the new $150,000 home came into being after years of labor by its sponsors.
A feature of the exercises was the presentation of the key to the home by Judge J. Jerome Hahn of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, honorary president of the institution, to Samuel M. Magid, president of the institution and chairman of the building committee.
Judge Philip C. Joslin of the Superior Court, chairman of the opening day program, presided at the exercises. Rabbi Osher Werner of the Sons of Zion Synagogue, offered prayer.
Other speakers who addressed the audience were Mrs. Isaac Woolf, first president of the Jewish Home for the Aged of Providence; Walter I. Sundlun, president of the Jewish Orphanage of Rhode Island; Max L. Grant, president of the Jewish Federation of Social Service, and Rabbi Werner. Mrs. Ephrain Rosen, president of the Ladies’ Union Aid Association, and Mrs. Jennie Goldsmith, president of the Ladies’ Association of the Jewish Home for the Aged of Rhode Island, occupied seats on the platform.
Before and after the exercises, spectators inspected the new three-story building, which is equipped with the most modern facilities for caring for its guests.
Benjamin N. Kane was toastmaster at the dinner celebrating the occasion. Speakers were Mrs. Goldsmith, Charles Brown, Dr. Ilie Berger, Dr. Charles C. Brown, Alter Boyman, Alex Weiner, Leo Logan, Charles Silverman, Archibald Silverman, M. P. Ostrow and Samuel M. Magid.