The Rev. Dr. Samuel Schulman who will complete 25 years on January 5th as Rabbi of Temple Beth-El, Fifth Avenue and 76th Street, has been elected rabbi for life, and a document setting forth the facts will be presented to Dr. Schulman on his silver jubilee. It was voted to honor the rabbi thus at a special meeting of the congregation at the temple Saturday afternoon, with Ben Altheimer, President of the congregation, in the chair. Among those who spoke in favor of honoring Dr. Schulman was Felix M. Warburg, a son-in-law of the late Jacob H. Schiff.
In the last half century Beth-El has had only three rabbis. The first was the late Rev. Dr. David Einborn. The second was the Rev. Dr. Kaufmann Kohler, President emeritus of Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, and honorary rabbi of Beth-El.
At the same meeting a merger was effected with the New Synagogue, and this will take effect at once. At the same time the New Synagogue voted to consolidate with Beth-El, coming over to the latter bodily. The New Synagogue will turn over to the trustees of Beth-El its charter its community house at 312 W. 89th Street, and its cemetery. The New Synagogue has never owned a place of worship and has held services in the Manhattan Congregational Church at Broadway and 76th Street. It is now without a rabbi, since the Rev. Ephraim Frisch has gone to Galveston, Texas.
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