New Jersey Temple Marks Anniversary
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New Jersey Temple Marks Anniversary

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Jews and Christians joined in the Sabbath services which marked commencement of the sixtieth anniversary week of Sharey Tefilo Congregation, Reform organization here. Protestant ministers sat in the pulpit and Rev. Harold E. Nicely, president of the Ministerial Association of the Oranges, brought official greetings from that body and lauded the work of Rabbi Marius Ranson, spiritual leader of the congregation.

Dr. Samuel H. Goldenson, rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of New York delivered the sermon. Rabbi Solomon Foster of Newark praised the work of Rabbi Ranson.

Last night the congregation held a dinner at the Progress Club in Newark, at which the guests of honor were Louis V.

Aronson, Newark civic leader; Jacob Harris, of Montclair, one of the original founders of the congregation, and Joseph Davis, a member for half a century.

The anniversary observance will be concluded next Friday when Rabbi Stephen S. Wise will deliver the sermon. Dr. Wise delivered the dedication address at the congregation’s present building seven years ago.

Founding Funders

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  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund