Newark, N. J. (Jan. 18)
Governor Harold G. Hoffman, Mayor Meyer C. Ellenstein, Judge William M. Lewis and Dr. Cyrus Adler, will be leading participants in the three-day exercises starting next Friday in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Oheb Shalom Congregation, one of the oldest Conservative institutions in this State.
Spiritual leaders of the congregation are Rabbis Charles I. Hoffmann and Leon S. Lang.
Max D. Klein, of Philadelphia, will be guest speaker at the Friday evening services. Rev. Moses Gann, cantor, has arranged a special musical service.
On Saturday morning, January 26, a community service with several rabbis speaking will be conducted. Samuel Schechner, president of the congregation, will speak.
Children of the religious school will present a pageant depicting the growth of the congregation Sunday morning. The same evening a banquet will be held in the Mosque Ballroom, at which Governor Hoffman, Mayor Ellenstein, Judge Lewis and Dr. Adler will speak.
Milton M. Unger, chairman of the arrangements committee, will act as toastmaster.
Jacob de Soria, born in Bordeaux in 1762, led the synagogue choir and also served as French captain of infantry, participating in forty-four campaigns.