New York Program to Mark Jerusalem’s Anniversary

The 3,000th anniversary of Jerusalem will be marked in New York by a special six-week period commencing with Rosh Hashanah and marked by a celebration in Madison Square Garden on October 20, Rabbi Israel Goldstein, chairman of the Jerusalem Anniversary Committee, announced today.

The anniversary celebration is sponsored by Jewish leaders in cooperation with the Greater New York Committee for State of Israel Bonds. Special appeals in behalf of the Israel bond issue will be made in synagogues throughout the city during the Rosh Hashanah services. A feature of the celebration will be a pageant written by Maurice Samuel tracing the history of Jerusalem.

“The universal significance of Jerusalem as a spiritual center makes it fitting that we of the Jewish faith herald the New Year by commemorating Jerusalem’s 3,000th anniversary,” Dr. Goldstein said. “It is particularly fitting that this historic occasion be celebrated as a means of aiding the redevelopment and revival of the great city through the State of Israel Bond Issue, which is playing a dominat role in the development of Jerusalem and of all Israel.”

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