Baltimore (Sep. 20)
Exemplifying a spirit of friendship between Jews and Methodists, the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation (Madison Avenue Temple) has contributed $100 toward the fund for the Methodist sesquicentennial convention to be held here from October 10 to 14, according to an announcement yesterday by the Rev. Dr. Edward L. Watson, acting chairman of the convention.
Notice of the gift was forwarded to the sesquicentennial committee by Rabbi Morris S. Lazaron in a letter, which follows in part:
“It might be interesting to you and those in charge to know that our congregation, which is the oldest in Baltimore and one of the oldest in the country, has had peculiarly intimate relations with the Methodist group in Baltimore. On two occasions, Methodist congregations have worshipped in our synagogue.”
In commenting on the gift, Dr. Watson said:
“The Jew, the creator of the Bible, has put us under such great obligations, since our Christianity is an evolution of old Judaism, that an added favor puts us still further in debt to our Jewish friends.
“The fine spirit shown by Rabbi Lazaron and the congregation of Madison Avenue Temple in their gift of $100 to the Methodist sesquicentennial is fully appreciated by the united Methodism, which is joining in the celebration.
“Good will as between the Jew and Christian needs special emphasis at this time. The hardships to which the Nazis are putting the Jews in Germany call for our indignant condemnation. We are glad to know, however, that in Baltimore, Jews, Catholics and Protestants are living in good will and fine friendship.”