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Newark to Name Street After Felix Fuld; ‘y’ Celebration Starts

May 6, 1934
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The City Commission, local governing body, has taken official cognizance of the “Y” Anniversary Celebration which is to start here Monday, by having an ordinance introduced at its meeting calling for a change in the name of Waverly avenue to Fuld avenue, in memory of the late philanthropist and merchant, Felix Fuld.

One of the most devoted enthusiasts of the Jewish community center movement, Fuld at the time of his death several years ago, was president of the New Jersey Federation of Y. M. H. A.’s and Y. W. H. A.’s. He also was an officer of the Newark association and helped materially in the erection of its present structure, which is now to observe a decade of service to the community.

The ordinance for Fuld avenue was introduced by City Commissioner Reginald C. S. Parnell, director of revenue and finance, and will require three readings. Waverly avenue was decided upon for the change because Temple B’nai Jeshurun, where Fuld worshipped, is situated at the very beginning of it, and the “Y” Building is situated only three blocks’ distant at High and Kinney streets.

The “Y” Anniversary Celebration, which commences with a dinner to four leading founders, tomorrow night in Fuld Hall, also commemorates fifty years of “Y” endeavor here. The guests of honor will include County Freeholder Philip Lindeman, president of the “Y” fifty years ago; Mrs. Fuld, A. J. Dimond and Isaac Lewenstein.

Michael A. Stavitsky, chairman of the celebration committee, has announced that the principal speakers will be Rabbi Solomon Goldman, of Chicago, and Harry L. Glucksman, executive director of the National Jewish Welfare Board.

The celebration will continue until May 14 and among the diversifield events of the week will be an amateur performance of “Counsellor-at-Law,” a musical revue, athletic carnival, Sabbath Eve services, vocal and orchestral concert and junior and intermediate programs. An art exhibit with more than 100 entrants, as well as a special souvenir journal are among other features.

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