Milwaukee (Dec. 29)
Following the lead of Temple Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, a liberal congregation, the orthodox and conservative congregations of the city are now also working on a “back to the temple” movement.
All of the major synagogues are formulating cooperative endeavors with the various Jewish non-religious societies to link these groups closer to temple worship and temple activities.
Special Sabbaths are to be set aside for important Jewish bodies in the hope of strengthening both the congregations and the organizations. At these evenings, in addition to services, addresses will be given on the purposes and ideals of the participating Jewish societies.
Other joint events are to be held, including the observance within the synagogues of anniversaries of the communal organizations, all aimed at a united front between the religious activities of the temple and idealistic activities of the societies.
This city-wide program, not yet complete, is being mapped out at conferences being held weekly between rabbis of the various synagogues along with Rabbi Joseph L. Baron of Temple Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun. Temple Emanu-El has been carrying out the plan for some time.