Jewish Community in Newark to Celebrate Century of Jewish Philanthropy
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Jewish Community in Newark to Celebrate Century of Jewish Philanthropy

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The Jewish community of Essex County, which includes Newark and this city’s environs, will celebrate this year the hundredth anniversary of organized Jewish philanthropy in this area, it was announced here today by Martin Jelin, president of the Jewish Community Council, and Abner Benisch, president of the Jewish Counseling and Service Agency.

A special centenary committee to plan the celebration has been named by the two agencies, with Herbert J. Hannoch, local attorney and communal leader, as chairman. Mr. Hannoch is a descendant of one of the German Jewish immigrants here who, in 1861, formed the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Benevolent Society. The society was this country’s predecessor of the modern, Jewish communal organizations of today.

Mr. Hannoch has been active in Jewish community affairs here for many years. He was a member of the board of the Jewish Community Council, president of the Jewish Children’s Home and first president of the Jewish Child Care Association.

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