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Dedicate B’nai B’rith Temple in Los Angeles

June 7, 1929
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Congregation B’nai B’rith, Los Angeles, will dedicate its new buildings on Friday evening, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, June 7, 8 and 9.

Those to participate in the Friday evening program are Dr. D. W. Edelman, president of the congregation; George Mosbacher, Chairman of the Building Committee; Rabbi Louis I. Newman of Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco; Rabbi Henry J. Berkowitz of Temple Beth Israel, Portland, Oregon; Jack Warner, Marco Hellman, Ben R. Meyer and Louis M. Mayer. Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin, rabbi of the Temple, will deliver the dedication sermon.

On Saturday morning Rabbi Samuel Koch of Seattle, Rabbi Samuel Jordon, of Salt Lake City, Rabbi Herman Lissauer of Los Angeles and others will participate.

Bishop Stevens of the Episcopal Church, and Dr. E. P. Ryland of the Protestant Church Federation, will extend greetings.

The new Temple consists of three buildings. The general architecture is modernized Florentine. Paintings by Hugo Ballin, donated by the Warner brothers, are hung around the entire interior, depicting the story of the Jews from Abraham down to the discovery of America.

The organ was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ben R. Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Getz, in memory of Kaspare and Huldah Cohn. It is a Kimball and costs in the neighborhood of $40,000.

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