Knights of Pythias Urged to Attend Jewish Pageant

Thirty thousand members of the Knights of Pythias, in a circular letter that was sent to each of them, were called upon to attend in a body the performances of the Jewish pageant, “The Romance of a People,” to be staged at the Polo Grounds on the evenings of September 14, 16, and 17 to raise funds for the settlement of German Jews in Palestine.

Hailed by the principal officers of the Grand Lodge of Knights of Pythias as of “definite educational and spiritual value,” the pageant, which portrays four thousand years of Jewish history and uses a cast of 6,200 actors, singers and dancers, was endorsed as an artistic enterprise which should have community-wide support.

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