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Reform Congregations Honor Founder Isaac Mayer Wise

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The annual Isaac Mayer Wise Founder’s Day Service was held here today at the Central Synagogue under the auspices of the New York Federation of Reform Synagogues in cooperation with the New York City Alumni of the Hebrew Union College. Dr. Sidney S. Tedesche of Union Temple of Brooklyn was the principal speaker. Thirty reform synagogues were represented.

In 1873, Isaac Mayer Wise founded the Union of American Hebrew Congregations of which the New York Federation of Reform Synagogues is an agency. The Hebrew Union College was founded in 1875 by Isaac Mayer Wise, and in 1889, he established the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

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