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Goodwill Dinner of Jews and Christians Will Be Held February 23

February 15, 1926
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Six hundred nationally prominent men among Christians and Jews, presided over by Charles Evans Hughes, former United States Secretary of State, are expected to attend a goodwill dinner which will take place at the Astor Hotel on Feb. 23. The dinner is being held under the auspices of a committee composed of leaders of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, and of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Branches of American Jewry.

The dinner will be kosher, in accordance with a special arrangement with the Hotel Astor. A special committee headed by Rabbi Leo Jung and Rabbi Max Drob is supervising the kashruth of the dinner.

This will be the first time in the history of the Christian Church that such consideration has been given by the Christian Church to the convictions of orthodox Jews on the laws of Kashruth.

The dinner was initiated by the Federal Council of Churches through the Council’s Committee on Goodwill between Jews and Christians. The object of the Committee is to promote mutual respect and friendship between Jewish and Christian groups and individuals, and to encourage cooperation between the two religions, in social service. It is working with similar committees of the Jewish bodies. The Committee numbers Dr. John H. Finley, Mr. Raymond B. Fosdick and other leaders of religious and civic movements on its membership. Dr. Alfred Williams Anthony is Chairman. Among the membership of the Jewish Committees are Mr. Roger W. Strauss, Mr. Julius Rosenwald, Rabbi Louis Wolsey, Alfred M. Cohen.

Among the speakers will be the Reverend Dr. S. Parkes Cadman, President of the Federal Council of Churches, the Honorable James J. Walker, Mayor of New York; Dr. Cyrus Adler, President of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Mrs. Alexander Kohut.

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