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New York Rabbis Celebrate 75th Anniversary of Their Organization

The 75th anniversary of the New York Board of Rabbis was celebrated last night at Town Hall here with representatives of more than 700 Orthodox, Conservative and Reform congregations participating. Honor scrolls were presented to 45 congregations, each 75 years or older.

Rabbi Israel Goldstein, who presided, reviewed the history of the New York Board of Rabbis which began functioning in 1881. He pointed out that the Jewish community of Metropolitan New York had grown from 60,000 in 1881 to nearly 2,500,000 in 1956. Principal speakers at the celebration included Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, president of the Board; Dr. Nelson Glueck, president of Hebrew Union College; Dr. Louis Finkelstein, president of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and others.