Temple Emanu-el in New York Commemorates 100th Anniversary
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Temple Emanu-el in New York Commemorates 100th Anniversary

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Commemorating today 100 years dedicated to cultivating the spiritual, religious and cultural ideals of their pioneer forefathers. Congregation Emanu-El began the celebration of the temple’s Centenary by preparing for a series of special programs, religious services and forums to be continued until the end of April.

During this period, prominent civic, business, professional and religious leaders of all creeds will participate in activities observing the 100th anniversary of the Congregation, according to Roger W. Straus, chairman of the Centenary Committee. A committee of one hundred has been organized for the celebration. Temple Emanu-El traces its origin back to Sept. 14, 1844, the date of the first call, which was issued by five New York men having liberal religious principles and who sought to establish a symbol of liberal Judaism here.

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