Washington (May. 15)
In an effort to make the synagogue an influential center of religious and communal activities in the Southeastern States, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations on Sunday will hold a regional convention of orthodox congregations at the Jewish Community Center here.
The problems of the smaller Jewish communities, synagogue management and education of Jewish youth will be taken up by delegates from Maryland, Delaware. Virginia, the Carolinas. Georgia and the District of Columbia.
Saturday will be celebrated as “Convention Sabbath” and a number of local rabbis have announced that the convention will be the text of their sermons.
SENATOR KING TO SPEAK
Among the speakers at Sunday’s sessions will be Senator William H. King, Utah; Representative Sol Bloom and Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein, New York City; William Weiss, president of the union; Israel S. Bomborov, Baltimore; Rabbi James T. Loeb, Washington; Rabbi Harry H. Einstein, Atlanta; Rabbi Zemach Green and Nathan Plotnick, Washington; Joseph Fromberg, Charleston, S. C.; Morris Eiseman, Wilmington, Del., and Dr. David I. Macht of Baltimore.
The first session will be opened with an address by Mr. Weiss on “The Synagogue as the Basis for Jewish Unity and Leadership. Morris Garfinkle, convention committee chairman; Charles M. Tieman, secretary and Mrs. A. C. Selis, chairman of the women’s committee, will also speak during the morning.
Special sessions will be held by the women’s division of the union and by the Habonim, youth organization.
A discussion will be held on the “Status of Orthodox Judaism in the smaller Jewish Communities of the United States.” The topic will be introduced by Rabbi Aaron Einhorn, field secretary of the union. Rabbi J. Tabak of Baltimore and Rabbi Morris Max of Savannah will speak on “Reestablishing the Prestige of Orthodox Jewry.” The subject, “Educating Jewish Youth”, will be discussed by Rabbis Drazen and Harry H. Epstein of Atlanta and Baltimore respectively.
The convention will create a permanent organization to supervise work among the Southeastern Jewish congregations. This organization will be the regional division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations.