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^HIS book describes the activities in which many prominent
men and women throughout the United States have been
engaged during the last four years which have resulted in
raising $20,000,000 for Jewish War ReHef. The Chrono-
logical Table is absolutely reliable, records the events in their order,
and mentions the men and women whose deeds have in this way
written an indelible page into the history of the Jews of America.

Many other phases of this great w^ork are not recorded here, not
because they are unknow^n, but because the details have not yet
reached me. This is an explanation of the omissions of many facts
and portraits w^hich are not included in this book.

This is not a history, but only a record of the facts that have
come under my personal know^ledge and in w^hich I had the honor to
participate.

Sufficient is recorded here, however, to show that Jewry of Amer-
ica has not only responded to every appeal for generous contributions
of money, but has nobly responded to all the calls made by the United
States Government at this critical time. A few facts are mentioned
which show that not only have the Jews of America given gener-
ously of their money, but that they have loyally and without stint
offered their all, even their lives in devoted self-sacrifice.

Through this great w^ork — Jew^ish War Relief — a world-w^ide
philanthropy, American Jewry is now united as never before. I ven-
ture to hope that this unity brought about at the call of duty will in
time embrace all Jewish activities.

New York, October, 1918.



Copyright by M- Eneelman, New York, 191S



CKronological Review of Jevi'isK War Relief Work in A



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1914

August 1. Declaration of war between France, England, Belgium, Servia, and Russia, and Germany and

Austria-Hungary.
August 1 8. Morris Engelman conferred with members of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions of America suggesting systematic war relief in America for the benefit of the Jews abroad
in the affected countries.

September 28. Conference of the Executives of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America

when 80 telegrams, signed by Rev. Dr. Bernard Drachman, President, and Mr. Albert Lucas,
Secretary, were sent to as many ditterent Congregations. The telegram was as follows:
"Our unfortunate brethren abroad are suffering the terrors of a frightful war. Your
congregation is requested to make offerings on KOL NIDRE Eve. We have appointed
a relief committee. Money should be sent to the treasurer, Jacob Hecht, 46 Walker
Street, New York City."

October 1. The first meeting towards organization was held at the residence of the Rev. Dr. Philip Klein,

Rabbi of the First Hungarian Congregation Ohab Zedek, New York City. Present: Rev. Dr.
Philip Klein, Rev. Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, Rev. Dr. Bernard Drachman, Rev. Dr. Moses Hyam-
son. Rabbi M. S. Margolies, Albert Lucas and Morris Engelman.



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MELDOLA DE SOLA. MONTREAL,
\t. S. .MARGOLIES. NEW YORK.
3h. MOSES HYA.MSON. NEW YORK.



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MENDES.

Rev. a. M.^VsHINSKY.^P'iitsburghl'Va.

LOUIS BORGENICHT.' Brooklyn.' N. Y-

Youn'gstown, (

JULIUS J. DUKAS, New York.^
C JOSHUA EPSTEIN, New, York.
HARRY FISCHEL. New York.
HENRY CLASS,^ New York,

Rev, Dr, HERBERT^ S^ GOLDSTEIN, New
EMANUEL HERTZ,^ N*cw' York.

Rev, PHILIP JAl^HEs! Ncw-'Y'ork.
Rev, J, D. lURMAN, iloston, Mass,
Rev. Db. PHILIP KLEIN, New York.
ABRAHAM KBUMBEIN, New York,
M, BOAS LANDE, New York,
Rev, J, LEVIN^"



^ewYo^k.t^C. Y.,Oct. 2, 1914,



To the Orthodox Jowb of America:



, J, NEULANDER.



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Rev, Dr, S, SCHAFFE
MOSES WEBERMAN,



A oommlttee has been formed conaisting of
repreBentatives of the Dnion of Orthodox Jevdoh
Congregations of America; The Mizrachl; The Central
Committee of Palestine InetitutionB and The Agudas
Harabonim, for the purpose of collecting and properly
distributing funds for relief of our oo-religionists
in all parts of Europe and Palestine, who are suffer-
ers in any way through the war. A special effort
will be made to assist the widows and orphans and old
men and old women, who have been driven from their homes.

A large amount has already been subscribed in response to the appeal
isaued by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the
Agudas Harabonim .

All congregations, Booleties and lodges are requested to immediately
make collections, so that the total may be assembled into one big fund, and
they are requested to appoint delegates to attend a conference, to be held
on Thursday evening, October 15th, at the Ohab Zedek synagogue, Norfolk
Street, Kew York, for the purpose of making arrangen^ents to centralize
this fund and to further organize the work.

REV, DR. BERBARD DRACHMAK , President.

MORRIS EHGELMAR) Hon. Secretaries Union of Orthodox Jewish Congrega-

ALBERT LUCAS ( tions of America.

REV. DR. PHILIP KLEIH,

REV. DR. H. PEREIRA MEHDES ,

REV. DR. MOSES HYAMSON,

RABBI M.S. MARQOLIES, President.

Agudas Harabonim and the Central Committee of Palestine Institutions.



FACSIMILE OF THE FIRST CALL



JEWISH WAR RELIEF WORK IN AMERICA



October 4. A meeting was called by Mr. Leon Kamaiky at the office of the Jewish Daily News, resulting

in the formation of the Central Committee for the Relief of Jews Suffering through the War;
electing: Leon Kamaiky, Chairman; Harry Fischel, Treasurer; Albert Lucas, Executive Secretary;
John L. Bernstein, Recording Secretary, and Morris Engelman, Financial Secretary.

President Wilson proclaimed the Day of Prayer.



Special Prayer Composed by Rev. Dr. B. DracKman
and Recited b}) Rev. Dr. Philip Klein



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nvnT3X3 Dion^j "io?v3 nx'i3 ncs los 's^n nnn
D'3-iin n3ise' non3i ^sp fivE'3 ,3ip ma' Jv nvi
ons m '^nj nn^i n^nti'D ''?3 ?33 nr ns nt nn3NDi
D'^i'ON'n D"iK ■':3 '7V am '' xjx nonsn 'js nx on^'Dia
ancni n''3?Dn nn^o nivny nm •'^^in iinj noni
nr3 □•'Jinn ns no?i nuinj anTiiny Dnn^3 icx



O Lord! God of mercy and compassion.
Unto Thee we lift up our eyes, while our hearts
are torn with grief and sorrow^. We beseech
Thee, look down from Thy Holy Habitation,
from High Heaven. How dread and fearful
the sight! Myriads of Thy children, created in
Thy image, are contending on fields of battle,
are filled with savage hate. In furious rage
they slay and destroy one another with every
implement of destruction. Rivers of blood
deluge the face of Thy earth.

We pray Thee, O Lord, have pity on the
vvrretched children of men; remove evil pride
and the spirit of tyranny from the hearts of
their sovereigns and princes into whose hands
their lot is entrusted; teach the rulers under-



standing that they may recognize and know,
that not the sword should control the affairs of
States but only Justice and Righteousness. King
over all, we pray Thee, in Thy great mercy
make an end of the slaughter and massacre,
and vouchsafe unto mankind the happy time
foretold by Thy Prophets, saying, "No nation
shall lift the sword against another nation and
they shall not any longer learn war."

May the eyes of all the children of men be
opened that they may see that they are all
brethren, children of one Father; may they
dwell on earth in love and brotherliness, in
peace and in harmony; may they serve Thee
with a sincere heart and may the Redeemer
come to Zion. Amen.



October 8. Actual work of the Central Committee began in its office in the World Building, New York

City, by Albert Lucas, Morris Engelman, Sarah Nieto, David Engelman, and David Barnet.

October 14. War Relief Stamps proposed by M. Engelman and introduced.

October 15. Meeting held at Ohab Zedek Synagogue, Norfolk Street, attended by representatives of Con-
gregations, societies, etc., pledging their support to the Central Jewish Committee.

October 20. $5,000 sent to Palestine and similar amount to Vienna by Central Committee.

October 25. Meeting called by Mr. Louis Marshall, President American Jewish Committee, at Temple

Enianu-El, resulted in formation of American Jewish Relief Committee; electing Louis Marshall,
Chairman; Felix M. Warburg, Treasurer, and Cyrus L. Sulzberger, Secretary.



JEWISH WAR RELIEF WORK IN AMERICA




TEMPLE EMANU-EL, NEW YORK CITY



Tne First Official War Relief Appeal

Aadressea to American Jewr3>, October, 1914,

03) tne Central Relief Committee

To the Jews of America :

Our brethren are dying. Widows and orphans are wandering, homeless,
naked and hungry. Women, old and young, with their little ones, and the aged
find no refuge. In every land that we or our fathers once called home, bloody
war w^ith all its unspeakable horrors stalks abroad; thousands of villages have been
ravaged and great cities laid w^aste. Mourning, they lift up their eyes, whence
shall come their help!

More than half of the Jews of the world are overwhelmed in the present
conflict. The condition of our brethren in Palestine, also, is past description. Its
institutions can no longer be supported by the generosity of our brethren in Eu-
rope, as to-day the Jew^s of Europe are themselves sore beset.

Another most serious condition brought about by the war must not be over-
looked. Thousands among us have regularly sent money to our families and
friends "at home" to help our less fortunate kinsmen.

All the world is looking to us for aid and direction. We will surely not be
deaf to their prayers.

We have therefore formed in New York a committee of representative
rabbis and laymen to help our co-religionists in Europe and Palestine.

This committee is extending its organization throughout the United States
and appeals to you to join it. It asks you either to call a meeting in your syna-
gogue, or to join w^ith others to call a meeting in your city, at which contributions
shall be collected, local officers elected and representatives chosen to be added to
our Central Committee in New York. We want at least tw^o representatives in
each city of the United States to be in constant communication with us, in order
to organize the Jews of America into one compact body, ready and w^illing to
raise a large

RELIEF FUND FOR JEWS SUFFERING THROUGH THE WAR

REMEMBER — This w^ar has ruined hundreds of thousands of our brethren.

REMEMBER — No one can tell, today, whether his own relatives are not
refugees far from their own home.

REMEMBER — That the assistance of this Committee may save the lives
of those w^ho are near and dear to you. You cannot know w^here your own father
or mother, sister or brother is. Your help through us, may help them.

AND REMEMBER — That this w^ar w^ill cause an amount of suffering un-
precedented in history. Ways and means must be devised to raise an enormous
amount of money at once, and to continue the effort throughout the weeks and
months, aye, possibly even through the next few years to come!

This Committee is preparing plans w^hich w^ill enable every one to help
daily, weekly and monthly, without taxing the resources of any one beyond his
means.



8 JEWISH WA R RELIEF WORK IN AMERICA

Join us at once. Send in your name and the names of those associated with
you to the secretary of the committee. The Union of Orthodox Jew^ish Congrega-
tions of America, The Agudas Harabonim, The Mizrachi and the Central Com-
mittee of Palestine Institutions are all represented on this committee. A large
number of collections have already been made in response to their appeals. All
amounts should be remitted as soon as possible to the financial secretary of this
committee; and checks draw^n made payable to the order of the treasurer.

Five thousand dollars has been sent to a committee of Palestinian Jews,
comprising Guedalia N. Broder, Isaac Chagis, Joseph Eliaschar, Behr Epstein, Saul
Isaac Freund, Dr. Isaac Levy, Solomon Perlman, Alter Rivlin, Dr. Arthur Ruppin,
Solomon Rubin, Wolf Schocher, Salmon Solovi^eitchik, Aaron Vallero, David
Yellin.

Five thousand dollars has been sent to the Israelitische Alliance, Vienna,
for the relief of Galician Jew^s and one thousand dollars for the Yeshibath.

In securing the services of Mr. Harry Fischel as Treasurer, the Committee

has obtained the advantage of his wide acquaintance throughout the United States.

All moneys received by him are deposited in The Guaranty Trust Company of

America. Arrangements will be made through the accredited representatives of the

U. S. Government to forw^ard money to our stricken brethren, as soon as w^e can

get in touch "with responsible people in all the war zones, who will distribute it

without favor for the immediate relief of the Jew^ish vs^idow^s and orphans, sick and

w^ounded, aged and infirm, in short, to all those w^ho will die of hunger and cold,

unless you promptly help.

Leon Kamaiky, Chairman

Harry Fischel, Treasurer,

X . D . • D J- c . World Bldg.. 63 Park Row, New York

J. A. rJernstein, Recording Secretary

Morris Engelman, Financial Secretary

Albert Lucas, Corresponding Secretary



November 1 7. Twenty cases of clothing sent to Belgian Jewish refugees in England, collected by Albert

Lucas.

November 22. — Meeting at Hotel Astor, New York City, of the Committee of 100 organized as the Ameri-
can Jewish Relief Committee to elect an Executive Committee of 25.

November 27. — American Jewish Relief Committee and the Central Relief Committee organized the Joint
Distribution Committee, electing Mr. Felix M. Warburg, Chairman.

December 20. Mr. Felix M. Warburg, Chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, presided at a meet-
ing of the Landsmanschaften, called for the purpose of obtaining their cooperation for War
Relief.

December 31. — Mr. M. Engelman toured the Middle Western States to introduce War Relief Stamps.

1915

January I. — Mr. Felix M. Warburg, Chairman, Joint Distribution Committee, organized a Remittance
Bureau, supervised by Miss Harriet B. Lowenstein.
Up to August 1, 1918, handled 24,658 remittances amounting to $607,808.32.

January 12. — Twenty-four cases of clothing forwarded to Austria, through the efforts of Mr. Albert Lucas.

March 1 0. U. S. Collier Vulcan sailed for Palestine with a cargo of foodstuffs consigned to Palestine.

May 1. — Certificates ranging in value from $1.00 to $5.00 bearing the fac-simile signatures of the officers
of the American Jewish Relief Committee and the Central Committee, were introduced by Mr.
Engelman.



Leaders in Jewish War Relief Work




Dr. Cyrus Adler Rabbi A. M. Ashinsky Sholem Asch

Philadelphia, Pa. Pittsburg, Pa.




Hon. Louis D. Brandeis
Washington, D. C.



David M. Bressle



Fulton Brylawsky

Washington, D. C.



Guedalia Bublik




AlberTUic as p^tyLo u'S Mji bhall TO^febx MWarburg^ Jt ^l^^ JLJ^a.^n osj; ^ Hai i icc & lownstcm|| Moms En^man.



JEWISH WAR RELIEF WORK IN AMERICA



DR. CYRUS ADLER— Chairman of the Philadelphia
Branch of the American Jewish Relief Com-
mittee — member of the Joint Distribution
Committee.

LOUIS D. BRANDEIS— Member of the Joint Dis-
tribution Committee — Chairman of the Boston
Branch of the American Jewish Relief Com-
mittee Associate Justice of the Supreme

Court of the United States.

COL. HARRY CUTLER— Member of the Joint
Distribution Committee — Alternate Chairman
of the Jew^ish War Relief Commission — Chair-
man of the Providence, R. L, Branch of the
American Jewish Relief Committee Chair-
man Jew^ish Welfare Board, United States
Army and Navy.

REV. DR. BERNARD DRACHMAN— Rabbi of the
First Hungarian Congregation Ohab Zedek,

N. Y. President of the Union of Orthodox

Congregations of America signed the tele-
grams sent out September 28, 1914, to con-
stituent members of the Union, w^hich was the
first appeal made to American Jews for relief
and present at the meeting that resulted in the
formation of the Centra! Jewish Relief Com-
mittee.

HARRY FISCHEL Member of the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee Treasurer of the Central

Jewish Relief Committee.

RABBI MOSES J. CRIES— of Cleveland. While
President of the Conference of Reformed
Rabbis of America, attended the meeting at
Temple Emanu-EI, Oct. 25th. 1914.

REV. DR. MOSES HYAMSON— Rabbi Congrega-
tion Orach Chaim present at the meeting

that resulted in the formation of the Central
Jev/ish Relief Committee.

LEON KAMAIKY Chairman of the Central Jew-
ish Relief Committee — proprietor of the
Jewish Daily News, at w^hose office the Central
Jewish Relief Commiittee was organized. Mem-
ber of the Joint Distribution Committee.

REV. DR. PHILIP KLEIN— Rabbi of the First

Hungarian Congregation Ohab Zedek It was

in Dr. Klein's house that the meeting w^as
held of the originators of the relief work in
America.

HERBERT H. LEHMAN— Treasurer of the Joint

Distribution Committee Treasurer of the

American Jewish Relief Committee until his
resignation to become Textile Expert of the
U. S. Government.

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HON. MEYER LONDON— Member of


the join


Distribution Committee Ex-Chain


Tian of th,


People's Relief Committee.





JUDGE JULIAN W. MACK Member of the Joint

Distribution Committee — Chairman of the
Chicago Branch of the American Jewish Re-
lief Committee United States District Judge.

REV. DR. H. PEREIRA MENDES— Minister of
Congregation Shearith Israel, Spanish-Portu-
guese Congregation of New York Hon.

President of the Union of Orthodox Congrega-
tions of America — present at the meeting that
resulted in the formation of the Central Jewish
Relief Committee.



HENRY MORGENTHAU— Member of the Joint

Distribution Committee Ex-Ambassador to

Turkey — Established Soup Kitchens in Con-
stantinople which are supported by the Joint
Distribution Committee.

RABBI M. Z. MARGOLIES— Member of the Joint

Distribution Committee President of the

Agudas Harabonim of America present at

the meeting that resulted in the formation of
the Central Jewish Relief Committee.

JULIUS ROSENWALD— Member of the Joint Dis-
tribution Committee Pledged to contribute

One Million Dollars in the 1917 Ten Million
Dollar Campaign.

JACOB H. SCHIFF— Member of the Joint Distri-
bution Committee — Chairman of the 1917
Campaign Committee to raise Ten Million
Dollars during 1917.



NATHAN STRAUS — Membe
tion Committee.



af the Joint Distribu-



OSCAR STRAUS— Member of the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee.

CYRUS L. SULZBERGER— Member of the Joint

Distribution Committee Secretary of the

American Jewish Relief Committee.

JACOB WERTHEIM— Member of the Joint Distri-
bution Committee Chairman of the Business

Men's League.

PETER WIERNIK— Member of the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee.

ALBERT LUCAS Secretary of the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee Executive Secretary of the

Central Jewish Relief Committee sent out the

telegrams Sept. 28, 1914, to constituent mem-
bers of the Union, which was the first appeal
made to American Jews for relief, and present
at the meeting that resulted in the formation
of the Central Jewish Relief Committee.

LOUIS MARSHALL— Member of the Joint Dis-
tribution Committee Chairman of the Ameri-
can Jewish Relief Committee Chairman of

the organizing meeting at Temple Emanu-El,
Oct. 25th, 1914.



FELIX M. WARBURG— Cha

tribution Committee.



an of the Joint Di:



DR. JUDAH L. MAGNES Member of the Joint

Distribution Committee Vice-Chairman of

the American Jewish Relief Committee —
Chairman of the f^rst Jewish War Relief Com-
mission — Visited the war zones of Central Eu-
rope, July 26, 1916 - November 2nd, 1916.

HARRIET B. LOWENSTEIN— Member of the Joint

Distribution Committee Comptroller of the

Joint Distribution Committee.

MORRIS ENGELMAN Member of the Joint Dis-
tribution Committee — Financial Secretary of
the Central Jewish Relief Committee Origi-
nator of the plan for Jewish war relief in

America present at the meeting that resulted

in the formation of the Central Jew^ish Relief
Committee.



12



JEWISH WAR RELIEF JVOR K IN AMERICA
Facsimile of tKe First Issue



War Relief Stamps
Central Committee

Rklief of Jews Suffkkimg Through The "War

CO-OPKRA,TION WITH THH AMERICAN JEM'ISH RELIEF COMMIIT
Leon' li.AJvi,vi:iV, cri-*.iR>iJ».i*



KEW YOEK COWMTTTEE
Rev. Dr. Ccrnnrd Dracbmai.
Rabbi Samuel Click
Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein
Rabbi BonJ. B. Guth
Rev. Dr. Moses Hj-nmBct.
Rev. Pbillp JachcB
Rabbi Solomon E. Jade
Rabbi Philip KlelD
Rabbi B. L. LevlDthal
Rabbi M. S. MargoUcB
Rabbi Woir Margolles
Rev. Harris MnsHuDBkl
Rev. Dr. n. Perelra Monrtet
Rabbi M. PelkuB
Rabbi Israel Roseaber^
Rabbi Aaron Teltelbntmi
Bernard Bernstein
David Dlutrelch

Guetlalln Dubcllk
Uosea BavlB
Jullos J. Dnkas
C. Josbua Epstein

William Flscliman
Aaron Gorfunkel
Henrj Glass

Albert Herskovlta
Ntttban nutkoff
Samuel I. Hj-man
Louis I. Kaplt
David Kass
Edwin Kaufman
Arnold Kohn
NatliOD Lamport
Samoel Mason
Max UeyersoQ
Morltz Neuman
Uoses H. PlilUlps
Hon. N. Taylor PhllUpB
Natbao Roggea
J. Rokeacb
Nathan BoseiisivelA
G. S. Rotb
William Rotb

Bod. Leon Saadera
Ezeklel Sarasobn
Bernard Semel
Dr. P. A, SlegelBteln
Ellaa Surat
Leon Tacbmann
Jonas Well
P. WiemU




HELP THE MILLION DOLLAR EUKD.

If every Jew in America contributes five cents a
day, it will amount to $150,000,00. If this were done for
only ten days, it' would amount to ONE MILLION AND A HALF,
DO YOUR SHAKE. BEGIN TO-DAY ! 1

This is a personal appeal to you for your help.
There is not enough ink to describe the misfortunes which
have befallen our fellow Jews in the War Zone.

It is our boionden duty to help the widows and
orphans ; the old men and the old v/omen that are starving.
Their homes have been laid waste and their only support
is the soup kitchens and bread lines, which we.are help-
ing to support through our Committees abroad, by the
money we are sending.

The Joint Distribution Committee has already
appropriated over $200, 000 to Russia, Poland, Austria-
Hungary and Palestine,

The Central Committee is specially charged to
distribute the self-taxation stamps. The tax upon each
individual can be so arranged by himself, as not to
unduly burden any one. The $5.00 worth of stamps which
are enclosed should be used for your Dwn correspondence,
bills, etc., or you may dispose of some of them among
your friends.

Kindly make your check payable to Harry Fischel,
Treasurer, 1003 World Building, New York. By using one
stamp on every one of your letter heads , you show your sym-
pathy with your suffering brethren abroad and become a
Propaganda Committee of one for the General Fund,




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Secretaries.



Treasurer.



To date the sale of these War Relief Stamps have resulted in the pay-
ment of $101,460.93 into the treasury of the Central Relief Committee.
The idea has been adopted by many cities who have made local issues of
similar Relief Stamps.







Born

Enlisted

BrancK of Service





Imporlant Evciils



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Honorably Di.sehcirgecl



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Leaders in Je^<)isK War Relief Work




Dr. Ed. N. Calisch Dr. Hyman Cohen Col. Harry Cutler

Richmond, Va. Chicago, 111. Providence, R. I.




Morris Lngelman Rabbi Ephraim Epstein E. W. Lewin-Epstein Harry Fischel

Chicago, ill.




William Fish



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JEWISH WAR RELIEF WORK IN AMERICA



Facsimile of First War Relief Certificate

representing the contribution of $1.00 and $5.00 respectively. These cer-
tificates are signed by the Executive Officers of both Committees, and are
now ready for distribution.



ORGANIZED

OCTOBER -i"^ 191'

1* TISHRI 5675




IN COOPERATrON



JEWISH RELIEF COHMIHEE



Oihis 19 to (Jlrrtifs that.^^









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June 2 7, 1915. Rabbi Klein's Silver Jubilee. Dr. Klein, having declined a public celebration of his Ju-
bilee, feeling that it was inopportune during the vvrar, it was celebrated on Sunday, June 27,
1915. A Committee representing many of the activities of the congregation, led by Rev. Dr.


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