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Temple Financing Called Un-jewish

“Most temples have a miserable, undemocratic, unreligious and un-Jewish way of financing themselves,” was declared by Mrs. Leroy Blatner of Albany, State Secretary of the Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, at the Brooklyn Region convention at Congregation Beth Elohim.

“Temples should be so financed,” she said, “that a young man recently married may become a respectable member of a temple or synagogue even if he can afford to pay only a dollar a year membership.”

Other speakers were: Rabbi Alexander Steinbach of Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Brooklyn; Mrs. Max Brandenburger, Hanna Schmidt, Rabbi Alexander Lyons, Rabbi Isaac Landman and Rabbi Sidney Tedesche.