NEW YORK (Oct. 5)
American Jewry observed Rosh Hashanah this year in traditional manner, combining solemnity and prayer with appeals for the support of the most important Israeli and other Jewish causes, special prayers for Jews behind the Iron Curtain and hopes for world peace in general and peace in the Middle East in particular.
Several hundred speakers on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal and Israel bonds addressed many synagogues across the entire country yesterday. Most of the addresses and appeals for sound financial support of Israeli causes were combined with Yizkor services.
In the large cities throughout the country every available hall, auditorium, even makeshift gathering places especially fitted for High Holy Days was crowded with worshippers. Special services were held for American Jewish servicemen in all Army, Navy, and other military installations in all parts of the world. These services were arranged by the National Jewish Welfare Board which had sent hundreds of rabbis, many of them flying thousands of miles, for this purpose.