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Convention Sessions of United Synagogue Closed in Baltimore

April 22, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A decision not to cooperate in the forthcoming national conference on Jewish education, called at the initiative of the Zionist Organization of America, was taken at the annual convention of the United Synagogue of America, the last day of its sessions here.

A resolution to commend the Zionist educational movement was voted down. The delegates also tabled a resolution that the United Synagogue cooperate with other organizations to test the legality of teaching religious subjects in public schools.

A resolution was adopted recommending to the various communities, the organization of “Vaade Kashrus” for the supervision of the supply of Kosher foodstuffs. The convention referred to the executive council a resolution that the constituent congregations of the various States be urged to exert influence upon their State legislatures to have Kosher laws enacted, similar to the one now in force in New York.

Dr. Herman Abramowitz of Montreal, Canada, was elected president of the United Synagogue of America at its annual convention today. Dr. Elias L Solomon of New York the retiring president, was named honorary president.

The executive council also chosen consists of Dr. Solomon, William Prager, New York; Maurice Avner, Pittsburgh; A. B. Cohen, Scranton, Pa.; Rabbi Max Drob, New York; Milton Fleischer, Baltimore; Rabbi Solomon Goldman, Cleveland; Albert Hollander, Newark, N. J.; Rabbi A. M. Hershman, Detroit; Sol Mutterperl, New York; Dr. Elias Margolis, Mount Vernon, N. Y.; Dr. Abraham A. Neuman, Philadelphia; Dr. Norman Salit, Far Rockaway, N. Y.; Max Simon, Cleveland; Rabbi Israel H. Levinthal, Brooklyn; Charles W. Endel, New York; Joseph Durst, Mount Vernon, N. Y.; and Charles Rosenbloom, Pittsburgh.

The last day’s session of the Convention will be held in Washington.

Leonard J. Hertz, 17 year-old son of John D. Hertz, of Chicago, head of the Yellow Cab Company, became John D. Hertz, Jr.

Judge Hugo M. Friend, chief justice of the circuit court entered an order officially changing the youth’s name from Leonard J. to John D., Jr.

A petition filed Monday asking for a change of name for young Hertz, by his father, set forth simply that his son desired henceforth to be known as John D. Hertz.

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