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Convention of Temple Brotherhoods Discusses Problems of Jewish Religious Life

February 28, 1950
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Ways and means of increasing the American Jewish layman’s interest in his religious congregation were discussed here at the three-day biennial convention of the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, held at the Baker Hotel. It was reported at the convention that the Federation today has an affiliation of 213 Temple brotherhoods with more than 42,000 members, in 40 states and in Canada.

Dr. Umphrey Lee, president of Southern Methodist University, was one of the principal speakers at today’s discussions of the activities of the Jewish Chautauqua Society, major educational project of the Federation. He spoke on “The College Campus and the American Way of Life.” Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, addressed the delegates on the scope and needs of his organization.

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