Many Faiths Plan to Observe Celebration of Holy Day Rites
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Many Faiths Plan to Observe Celebration of Holy Day Rites

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A celebration of the Jewish New Year by adherents of various other religions will be held next Tuesday night at 8:15 o’clock at Grace Episcopal Church, Broadway and Tenth street, under the auspices of the World Fellowship of Faiths, it was announced yesterday.

Observance of Rosh Hashonah by non-Jews was inaugurated in New York by the World Fellowship in 1931, and it has since been marked in many cities and countries by Christians, Hindus, Moslems, Buddhists and other religionists.


Rabbi Stephen S. Wise will speak on his recent experiences in Europe. Dr. Charles S. Macfarland, general secretary emeritus of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, will deliver an address on “Race Hostility— How to Withstand It.” Rabbi Israel Goldstein of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun will respond for the Jews.

Speeches on “Our Jewish Neighbors” will be made by Mrs. J. Sergeant Cram, founder of Peace House, and Kedarnath Das Gupta of India. Swami Bodhananda, a Hindu priest, will lead the audience in prayers of all faiths, and the Rev. Theodore Parker Ferris, assistant minister of Grace Church will preside.


Among those expected to participate is General Tsai Ting-kai, the famous poet-commander of China who is now in New York.

The purpose of the World Fellowship celebrations of festivals of one religion by followers of others is to promote a better understanding and brotherliness “by sharing the joy of the festive seasons.”

Admission will be free. Complimentary seats for the reserved section can be had on application to the World Fellowship of Faiths, Hotel New Yorker.

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