Washington (May. 17)
Representatives of orthodox Jewish congregations of the southeastern region will meet here Sunday for the purpose of organizing and establishing orthodox Jewry in this section of the country upon a firmer foundation.
The conference, which will be held at the local Jewish Community Center, will pay particular attention to the problems of smaller Jewish communities and the education of Jewish youth. One of the objectives is to make the synagogue a more important factor in religious and communal activities.
EXPECT 500 TO ATTEND
The southeastern region of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America includes the states of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and the District of Columbia. Approximately 500 are expected to attend the meeting.
William Weiss, national president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address. His topic will be “The Synagogue as the Basis for Jewish Unity.”
Other speakers will include Senator King of Utah, and Representative Bloom of New York.
SPECIAL CONVENTION SERVICES
Tomorrow has been designated as “convention Sabbath” and the rabbis of Washington synagogues are scheduled to deliver special sermons dealing with the convention’s objectives.
Other distinguished speakers to address the meeting on Sunday include Rabbi Aaron Einhorn, field secretary and community organizer, Rabbi J. Tabak of Baltimore, Rabbi Morris Max of Savannah, Ga., Rabbi G. Silverstone of Washington, Rabbi Nathan Drazen of Baltimore, and Rabbi Harry H. Epstein of Atlanta, Ga.
Sunday afternoon special sessions of the woman’s division will be held under the direction of Mrs. Herbert S. Goldenstein, national president of the division. Mrs. A. C. Selis, chairman of the Woman’s Convention Committee, will lead discussion.