Plans for the celebration of the 800th anniversary next April of the birth of Moses Maimonides, medieval Jewish sage, commentator and physician, will be formulated tonight by representatives of forty national Jewish organizations at a special meeting at Temple Emanu-El, 1 East Sixty-fifth street.
The conference, under auspices of the Maimonides Octocentennial Committee, will inaugurate officially plans which are being sponsored by Jewish religious and secular organizations of all denominations and opinions.
Rabbi Leon S. Lang, of Newark, N. J., will preside. He is chairman of the planning committee.
GOLDENSON TO SPEAK
Among the speakers are included Rabbi Samuel H. Goldenson, of Temple Emanu-El, Dr. David De Sola Pool and Dr. Nathan Stern. Members of the planning committee expected to be present are Prof. Salo W. Baron, Rabbi Samuel M. Cohen, Isaac Joffe, Dr. Leo Jung, Mrs. Alexander Kohut, Dr. Elias Margolis, Prof. Alexander Marx, Louis J. Moss, Prof. Henry Slonimsky, Louis Kraft and Mrs. Samuel Speigel.
The organizations to be represented are:
The Jewish Welfare Board, the Jewish Institute of Religion, Dropsie College, Philadelphia, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, Rabbinical Council of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, American Academy for Jewish Research, Rabbinical Assembly of the United Synagogue of America, National Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, the United Synagogue of America, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Agudath Ha Morim, Jewish Teachers Association, Alumni Association of Dropsie College, Young People’s League of the United Synagogue of America, Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, National Cantors and Ministers League of America, Phi Lambda Kappa Medical Fraternity, Independent Order Brith Abraham, Upsilon Lambda Phi Fraternity, Gratz College, Philadelphia, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Zionist Commission on Education and Youth Organization, Alumni Association of the Jewish Institute of Religion, Hebrew Teachers College, Boston, Pi Tau Pi Fraternity, Order Sons of Zion, National Association of Jewish Center Executives, Hadassah, Women’s Branch of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America, Jewish Publication Society of America, the Menorah Association, Order Free Sons of Israel, National Council for Jewish Education, Young Judaea, and the National Conference of Jewish Social Service.