The Southwestern division of the Jewish National Chautauqua will open its fifth annual assembly here on Thanksgiving day.
The four-day sessions will be featured by addresses by prominent Jewish educators from various sections of the country.
Sessions will be held at Rice Hotel. Addresses of welcome will be made by the president of the assembly and by Dr. Emanuel Gamoran of Philadelphia, and Rabbi Felix H. Levi, Chicago, III. A reception in honor of visiting delegates will be given Thursday night.
Speches by Rabbi David Fichman of New Orleans; Miss Alice Block, of Galveston, and Rabbi Mendel Silber of New Orleans, will be made Friday morning.
Visitors will be guest of the local B’nai B’rith lodges at a luncheon at the Rice Hotel.
Dr. Emanuel Gamoran, Mrs. Jones Rosenfield of Dallas, and Rabbi E. W. Leipziger, of New Orleans, will speak Friday in the evening. Services will be held at Temple Beth Israel. Rabbi Ira E. Sanders of Little Rock, Ark., will deliver the sermon.
The sermon for services Saturday will be delivered by Rabbi Martin Zielonka, of E1 Paso. Speakers at the Saturday afternoon session, beginning of 2:30 p.m at the Rice Hotel, include Dr. Stockton Axson, Rabbi Joseph Blatt of Oklahoma City, and Rabbi M. M. Meyer of St. Joseph, Mo.
Sunday, the final day of the assembly, has been set aside for model assemblies and class work under direction of the faculty of Beth Israel school and a model Hebrew class by Rabbi Samuel Rosinger, Beaumont.
Rabbi Louis Wolsey will be principal speaker at Sunday morning services.
The Jewish National Chautauqua will conclude Sunday afternoon with election of officers, selection of a new meeting place and reports of various committees.
The annual dinner of the Home of the Daughters of Israel for the Aged was held at the Hotel Astor, with about 700 present. The proceeds of the dinner go each year to the fund for maintaining the home.
Among the speakers were Isadore Gainsburg, attorney, and Jacob Siegel, president of the home. “If the Jewish children of today are not given a Jewish education, in two or three generations there will be no Jews in the United States,” was the warning of Jonah J. Goldstein, chairman of the Greater New York Campaign of the Jewish Education Association in an address he delivered before the Junior Society of Temple Emanu-E1 Sunday.
“The younger generation of Jews are to a great extent without a Jewish religious education. The world little respects them nor are they able to respect themselves. They grope and falter and have no anchor to their lives. The Jewish parent who gives his child a Jewish education does better by his offspring than to endow him with wealth alone. Jewish consciousness is stimulated and a proper attitude to Jewish problems it created in children by their obtaining a Jewish education. Jewish education links the older generation effectively with the youth.”
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