New York (Sep. 17)
Arrangements have been made for thousands of Jewish servicemen at home and abroad to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in camps, synagogues and ships at sea, the National Jewish Welfare Board announced here today, Cooperation has been secured from Army and Navy authorities, USO staffs, Jewish chaplains and thousands of volunteers on JWB Army and Navy committees.
In the United States, Jewish servicemen will receive leaves to go home, or to worship in communities near camps where they will be given synagogue tickets provided by JWB and will go to private homes for dinner following services. For those unable to leave camp, JWB will conduct services with civilian rabbis.
A nation-wide survey of chaplains indicates that the emphasis this year will be on providing home hospitality–particularly for the younger soldiers. JWB workers and committees will devote special care to the needs of hospitalized soldiers and men in veterans’ facilities.
For the use of overseas troops, JWB has shipped all the necessary supplies for the holidays, including 95,000 calendars, 85,580 greeting cards, 57,413 High Holiday leaflets, 2,229 recordings of the services and 20 shofars. Special prayer books will be furnished to each man.
In Germany and Austria, chaplains will hold services in principal cities in American areas, including Bremen, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna.