More than 300 delegates from American and Canadian cities will gather in this city to participate in the fourteenth annual convention of the Mizrachi Organization of America, Orthodox Zionists, to be opened this Sunday, May 12, and continuing Monday and Tuesday. May 13 and 14. The arrangements committee consists of five members from each synagogue of the city and is headed by Max Engleberg. Sessions will be held in the Hotel Schenley and in the Adath Jeshurum Synagogue, East End.
Besides political problems facing the Zionists, the Mizrachi convention will have to take action on many cultural and educational problems for Palestine, especially in the formation of “Keneseth Israel” there.
Papers will be read at the convention, on the Jewish Agency by Gedalia Bublick, on Education by Rabbi Wolf Gold, on the organization of the Knesseth Israel in Palestine by Rabbi E. Inselbuch, on the American Organization by Rabbi Mordecai A. Ashinsky and on the Hapoel Hamizrachi (Mizrachi Laborer’s Organization) by Harry Karp.
The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada will be officially represented at the Mizrachi convention through its president Rabbi Israel Rosenberg who will greet the convention at the opening session on Sunday evening at Hotel Schenely.
Close to 1,200 persons, including Mayor Charles H. Kline and James F. Malone, president of City Council, filled the Morris Kaufman Memorial auditorium of the Young Men’s and Women’s Hebrew Association here Sunday evening at a testimonial meeting honoring Judge Josiah Cohen, oldest active jurist in the state of Peunsylvania. Although in his eighty-ninth year, Judge Cohen still hears cases daily in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas where he is serving his third successive ten-year term.
A bronze bust of the judge, made by Samuel Levitt and presented to the association by Edgar J. Kaufman, was unveiled by the sculptor after the presentation address was delivered by Dr. Samuel H. Goldstein, rabbi of the Temple Rodef Shalom. Harry J. Applestein, president of the “Y.” accepted the bust on behalf of the officers and board of directors. Isaac W. Frank was chairman of the meeting.
Colonel Samuel Harden Church, president of Carnegie Institute, and Judge James B. Drew, of Common Pleas Court, were the principal speakers. Rabbi Herman Hailperin, of the Tree of Life Synagogue, gave the invocation, and Rabbi Benjamin A. Lichter, of B’nai Israel, the benediction.
Immediately preceding the testimonial gathering the “Y” membership was elected: Irving F. Lehman, Edgar J. (Continued on Page 4)
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