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Dr. Wise’s Status in Free Synagogue Will Be Changed; Completes Forty Years of Service

The status of Dr. Stephen S. Wise will be changed from Rabbi to Sanior Rabbi in the Free Synagogue in April in connection with the fortieth anniversary of the synagogue of which he was the founder, it was announced today.

The change will be made at the request of Dr. Wise who will have completed forty years of service as rabbi of the Synagogue, Frederick L. Guggenheimer, president of the congregation, said. Rabbi Edward E. Klein, ordained by the Jewish Institute of Religion in 1940, will become the rabbi of the congregation. He has been associated in the Rabbinate of the Synagogue with Dr. Wise.