Problems confronting American Jewry as well as economic and social questions facing the nation will be considered at the thirty-fourth annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly which will be held at the Fairmount Hotel, Tannersville, N. Y., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Rabbis from all parts of the country will attend.
Speakers at the first sessions, on Tuesday, will be Dr. Elias Margolis, president of the Assembly; Dr. Cyrus Adler, president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Professor Louis Finkelstein, Rabbi Mr. Goldberg, Rabbi A. Basel, Rabbi Leon Lang and Rabbi H. Goldberg.
At the second session, on Tuesday, a symposium will be held at which speakers will be Dr. M. Waldman of the American Jewish Committee, Dr. I. Goldstein and Dr. Solomon Grayzel.
The third session, on Wednesday, will be devoted to the report of the social justice committee, which will be presented by Rabbi M. Steinberg of the Park Avenue Synagogue. General discussion of the report will be initiated by Rabbi B. Plotkin of Jersey City, N. J., and Rabbi A. Landesman of Brooklyn. The session will also listen to a survey of “The Rabbi’s Status of Present Conditions” which will be presented by Rabbi A. M. Heller of Brooklyn. Other speakers will be Dr. S. Greenberg of Philadelphia; Rabbi L. Schwefel of New Rochelle, N. Y.
Dr. L. Epstein of Brookline, Mass., will be chairman of the fourth session, on Wednesday, which will be devoted to Independence Day exercises and an address on “The Preservation of Liberty” by Dr. E. Solomon of New York. Reports on various activities undertaken by the Assembly will be presented at the same session by Rabbi H. Parzen of New York, Dr. Max Arzt of Scranton, Pa., Rabbi A. Basel of New York and Dr. J. Greenstone of Philadelphia. Plans for the celebration of the octocentennial of the birth of Moses Maimonides, the medieval Jewish philosopher, will be discussed.