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JDC Founders Will Be Honored at Ohab Zedek Service Thursday

July 20, 1934
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The Religious Reconstruction Committee, sponsored by the Union of Orthodox Congregations of America, will hold a special memorial service to honor the founders of the Central Relief Committee on the twentieth anniversary of the inception of the movement next Thursday evening at the First Hungarian Congregation, Ohab Zedek, 18-22 West 116th street.

The Central Relief Committee, which ultimately became the Joint Distribution Committee, was inspired in 1914 by the first public appeal in behalf of the Jews overseas in war-stricken areas made by the late Dr. Philip Klein and the Rev. Harris Masliansky in the synagogue of Congregation Ohab Zedek. Other pioneers in the movement whose memory will be honored at the services include Colonel Harry Cutler, Henry Glass, Rabbi Moses J. Gries, Leon Kamaiky, Meyer London, Albert Lucas, Louis Marshall, Jacob H. Schiff, Julius Rosenwald, Cyrus L. Sulzberger, Nathan Straus, Oscar Straus, Rev. Joseph Rosenblatt and Jacob Wertheim.

Rabbi Alexander S. Rosenberg, chairman of the Religious Reconstruction Committee, will be the principal speak## of the evening, followed by Rabbi Jechiel M. Charlop. William Weiss, president of the Union of Orthodox Congregations of America, will introduce the speakers, and Rabbi William Margolis will deliver the opening benediction. A traditional religious musical program arranged and conducted by Cantor Pinchos Jassinowsky will also be presented. Plans have been made to broadcast part of the proceedings over Station WJZ and the Blue Network.

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