The fiftieth birthday of Abraham Goldberg, writer, orator and Zionist leader, will be celebrated this evening at Town Halls by outstanding American Jewish leaders.
Sponsored by more than 500 persons prominent in Jewish literature and public life, participants will include many of the foremost Jewish organizations in the country. Among the notables who will pay tribute to Mr. Goldberg’s activities in connection with Jewish causes are Morris Rothenberg, president of the Zionist Organization of America; Rabbi Israel Goldstein, president of the Jewish National Fund; Rabbi Wolf Gold, president of the Mizrachi; Rev. H. Masliansky, Jewish author; Mrs. Moses P. Epstein, Jewish woman leader; Judge William M. Lewis, chairman of the American Palestine Campaign; Elihu D. Stone, president of the New England Zionist Region; Peter Viernik, editor of the Jewish Morning Journal, and Isaac Allen, Nasi emeritus of the Order of Sons of Zion. Morris Margulies, secretary of the Zionist Organization of America, will act as toastmaster.
A musical program will be presented by Edis Phillips, soprano; Juliette Mirova, pianist, and Saul Kossovsky, violinist. Readings in Hebrew will be given by Mme. Miriam Goldina.
Abraham Goldberg has long been associated with Jewish activities. Well known as a Zionist leader, he is a member of the governing board of the Zionist Organization of America, a vice president of the American Jewish Congress and a contributing editor to the Jewish Morning Journal. His literary activity started thirty years ago. For eighteen years he was the editor of Dos Yiddishe Folk, Zionist official organ. In 1921 Mr. Goldberg took a leading part in aiding Dr. Chaim Weizmann to organize the Palestine Foundation Fund in this country, and he has since spoken and written extensively in behalf of the fund.
The passage of the Lodge-Fish resolution by both houses of Congress in 1922 was due chiefly to Mr. Goldberg’s activity on its behalf. The resolution endorsed the upbuilding of Palestine as the Jewish homeland.