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Jewish Historical Society Holds Its 34th Annual Conference in Philadelphia

October 24, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The American Jewish Historical Society will open its thirty-fourth annual sessions in this city tomorrow at Dropsie College. The sessions will continue until Sunday evening.

The program arranged for the occasion takes into cognizance the fact that America is celebrating its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary and that there is a Sesqui-Centennial Exposition in progress. An exhibition will be held of matters relating to the Jews of America, particularly at the time of the Revolution, and of early imprints relating to Jews, published in America up to 1850.

The Jewish contribution to America will be described in fourteen papers which will be read.

Members of the Society from all sections of the country are expected to attend the sessions.

Arrangements for the reception of the visitors are in the hands of a committee headed by Morris Wolf, and including Dr. Cyrus Adler, President of Dropsie College; Judge Horace Stern, President of the Federation of Jewish Charities; Lessing J. Rosenwald, Rabbi Leon H. Elmaleh and Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach, President of the Society.

Papers will be read by Miss Ruth L. Benjamin of New York, “Memoir of Marcus Otterbourg, United States Minister to Mexico in 1867”; Hon. Al-phonso T. Clearwater, Kingston. N. Y. “Notes on Jewish Silversmiths in the Time of the Revolution”; Rabbi Henry Cohen, Galveston, Texas, “American Jewish Historical Notes”; Frank Cundall, Kingston, Jamaica, “A rare work by Israel Opez Laguna, the first Jamaica author”; Albert M. Friedenberg, New York, “The Jews in the Revolutionary War”; Benjamin Glassberg of Philadelphia. “History of the Jewish Welfare Society of Philadelphia”; Leon Hughner, New York, “Existing Landmarks in New York State Associated with Jews of Colonial and Revolutionary Times”; “The Struggle for Religious Liberty in South Carolina”; Max J. Kohler, New York, “The Fathers of the Republic and Constitutional Establishment of Religious Liberty”; Dr. Arthur H. Kuhn, New York, “Hugo Grotius and the Struggle for Religious Liberty for the Jews of Holland”; Dr. Louis J. Newman. San Francisco, Cal., “The Hebraic Interests of Thomas Jefferson”; Samuel Oppenheim. New York, “Isaac Moses and his Services in the American Revolution”; David Franks. an Autobiographical Sketch, 1879. “A Contemporary Account of How the Jews Came to Arrive in New Netherland in 1654”; Dr. Cecil Roth, London, England. “A Jewish voice for Peace in the war for American Independence. Abraham Wagg, 1719-1803.” “Some Jewish loyalists in the War of Independence”; Benjamin G. Sack, Montreal. “Jewish Petitioners for Constitutional Reforms in Canada”; Rabbi Martin Zielonka, El Paso, Texas, “Memoir of Sam Dreben, D. S. C.”

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