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Jews in Washington Hold Memorial for Kennedy; Five Rabbis Officiate

November 26, 1963
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The two Government officials who were President Kennedy’s closest associates of Jewish faith, during his Administration, tonight eulogized the late President at a Jewish community memorial, held at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. The speakers were Associate Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, of the United States Supreme Court, and Myer Feldman, deputy special counsel to the President, of the White House staff.

The meeting was held under the auspices of the Greater Washington rabbinate and the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington. Five rabbis participated in the memorial. They were Rabbi Norman Gerstenfeld, spiritual leader of the congregation; Rabbi Lewis A. Weintraub, president of the Washington Board of Rabbis; Rabbi Eugene J. Lipman spiritual leader of Temple Sinai; Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz, spiritual leader of Adas Israel Synagogue; and Rabbi Martin S. Halpern, vice-president of the Washington Board of Rabbis, Prayers were chanted by Cantor Raphael Edgar.

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