Birth Sholom Open Convention Sunday

With hundreds of Jersey residents attending, the Independent Order Brith Sholom will open its annual convention Sunday afternoon in the convention hall here. The sessions will continue Monday and Tuesday at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

More than 2,000 Newark members and their friends, as well as those residing in Union and Hudson counties will join with thousands of New Yorkers in an excursion for the opening sessions, it was announced by A. Sigmund Kanengieser of Newark, past grandmaster.

At the shore, there will be a “marching club,” constituent lodges parading from the old City Hall to the convention hall and there will be prizes and honors for those making the best showing.

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise and Dr. Samuel Purvin will be the principal speakers at the convention opening. Reports will be made by Judge William M. Lewis, grandmaster, and Martin O. Levy, grand secretary, both of whom reside in Philadelphia. Mr. Kanengieser will preside at the session and Rabbi Julius Silberfe_d of Newark will give the opening prayer. There also will be some musical selections.

Should judicial duties permit, Supreme Court Justice Perskie and Federal Judge Phillip Forman, both of whom are Brith Sholom members, will greet the delegates.

In the evening there will be an elaborate entertainment of stage and radio stars, followed by dancing.

On Monday night, the delegates will be guests at a convention dinner at the Ritz Carlton.

The official Newark delegation to the convention numbers about seventy-five. The Jersey group is headed by Mr. Kanengieser, Deputy Grandmaster Peter Littman of Trenton, and the following members of the national executive board: David Biederman and N. W. Franzblau, of Newark; Jacob Pfeferstein and A. I. Lemberg, of Elizabeth and Joseph Fishberg, of Trenton.

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