That children in Talmud Torahs and Jewish Sunday schools should be told this coming Sunday, December 14th, which is the 74th birthday of the late Louis Marshall, of the achievements of Louis Marshall for the welfare of world Jewry, is the suggestion made by ex-Congressman Isaac Siegel in a letter to the editor of the Jewish Daily Bulletin. Mr. Siegel also suggests that Mr. Marshall’s services to Jewry be remembered by Y. M. H. A.’s and Jewish Centers throughout the United States.
“I know of no finer way to remember the extraordinary great service which this Prince in Israel rendered to all of us than to have the various Talmud Torahs and Sunday school religious classes told this coming Sunday and every year thereafter, of his great and unforgettable achievements,” writes Mr. Siegel. “He, of all men, tried to impress parents with the great necessity of giving children a true religious education.
“His interest in the Y. M. H. A.’s work and in Jewish Centers was very well known. Would it not be a fitting tribute to also have the Y. M. H. A.’s and Jewish Centers throughout the land have their club leaders on Sunday next refer to his brilliant career both as Jew, citizen and as lawyer? In this manner, the rising generations will have brought home to them very vividly the lovable memory and doings of one who fearlessly participated in every just cause for more than thirty years.
“Next Sunday the Metropolitan League of Y. M. H. A.’s and Jewish Centers, and the Jewish Education Association will hold meetings to advance their work. The name of Louis Marshall, who encouraged both movements, will undoubtedly be in the minds of all those who attend.
“Chanukah comes in the same night. Who amongst the Jews of the past three decades typified that spirit more than Louis Marshall? Indeed, what we need right now in this community is more men of his type who have the courage to unselfishly render public and communal service, and who, by their rugged character, will continue to command the respect of all.”
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