Chicago, Ill (Jan. 10)
Rabbi Tobias Schanfarber, rabbi emeritus of K.A.M. Temple, was elected honorary president of the Chicago Rabbinical Association at a dinner given at the ###venant Club honoring his 70th birthday.
Dr. Julius Morgenstern, president ### the Hebrew Union College, who was prevented from attending the dinner because of illness, in a letter to the assemblage states that the faculty of the college, from which Dr. Schanfarber was graduated, and the board of governors of the institution, unanimously had voted to confer the degree of Doctor of Hebrew Letters, Honoris Causis, on Rabbi Schanfarber at the forthcoming commencement next May.
Dr. William Rosenau of Baltimore, Md., delivered the principal congratulatory address of the evening. He is a life-long friend of Dr. Schanfarber and presented him with a handsomely bound volume containing three hundred congratulatory letters from rabbis in every part of the country for his fifty years of work in the rabbinate.
Addresses also were made by Rabbi S. Felix Mendelsohn, president of the Chicago Rabbinical Association; Rabbi David Rosenbaum, Dr. Gerson Levi, Dr. Felix A. Levy, Rabbi C. Max Currish of Erie, Pa., president of the Alumni Association of the Hebrew Union College; Rabbi Joseph Stolz, dean of the Chicago rabbinate, and Rabbi Julius Rappaport of Kenosha, Wis. Dr. G. George Fox acted as toastmaster.