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Rabbi Magnin to Participate in Worship Services at White House

Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin, of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, will participate in worship services at the White House Sunday, it was learned today. Rabbi Magnin, a Reform rabbi will be the third Jewish clergyman to participate in White House worship services since President Nixon took office in 1969.

The others were Dr. Louis Finkelstein, who was Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America when he participated in June, 1969, and Rabbi Joshua Haberman of the Washington Hebrew Congregation who participated last year. Rabbi Magnin delivered the invocation at President Nixon’s first inauguration in Jan. 1969. At this Sunday’s services he will join the Rev. Billy Graham and Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin of Cincinnati.