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Jews and Gentiles Honor Troy Citizen

April 11, 1934
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For the first time in the history of this city Jews and non-Jews gathered together at a temple dinner when last night the Beth-El Temple Brotherhood presented the first of a series of annual plaques to Palmer Chamberlaine Ricketts, a non-Jew, as Troy’s outstanding citizen.

Each of the 100 members of the brotherhood brought a non-Jew to the dinner with him as a gesture of cooperation in communal activity. Dr. James Lawrence Mcader president of the Russell Sage Foundation, presented the plaque as chairman of a committee of five, which included William H. Anderson, publisher of the Troy Times; James V. Coffey, former Supreme Court justice; Morris Simon, and Dwight Marvin, editor of the Troy Record.

After each member of the committee had eulogized Mr. Ricketts, Rabbi Joel S. Geffen, rabbi of Temple Beth-El, pointed out in a speech that the Jew is always ready to Cooperate with his Gentile brother if given the opportunity: A. C. Goldstein presided.

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