1941 Letter to Albert Harris from the Bureau of Jewish Education regarding the Establishment of a Zmiros Shabbos Committee (for the reading of the weekly Haftorah portion on Friday evening)

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The Text of the Letter provides:
 
September 29, 1941
 
Mr. Al Harris, President
Washington Avenue Synagogue
744 Chalfonte Place
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Dear Mr. Harris:
We are to open our Zmiros Shabbos season very shortly and wish to solicit your cooperation in this undertaking.
 
Every Friday evening at 8:30 P. M., men and women will gather at the Bureau to listen to the reading of the Haftorah of the week, the presentation of a short inspirational talk by one of our community leaders, and participate in group singing. These gatherings proved very successful last year and we hope for even better results this year.
 
Since most of the attending public is drawn from the membership of the various Orthodox congregations, we deem it but just that these congregations should actively participate in this institution.
 
We are, therefore, forming a special Zmiros Shabbos Committee, which should take charge of these Friday evening gatherings. We therefore ask you, as president of your congregation, to designate one of your members to serve on this committee. Will you please let us know the name of this person very soon so that we may communicate with him in due time.

Sincerely yours,
Mordecai Halevi
Director
BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION

Identifer: CJF.2012.002.1752

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Topics
Shabbat

Collection
Kneseth Israel Congregation Collection

Description
BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION • 658 ROCKDALE AVENUE CINCINNATI, OHIO Telephone, UNiversity 8060
 
The letterhead provides:
OFFICERS
ROBERT M. SENIOR President
MORTON J. HELDMAN, 1st Vice-Pres.
ISIDOR SCHIFRIN 2nd Vice-Pres.
DAVID MONNES Trea.
Wer SAMUEL M. SCHMIDT Secretary
 
HONORARY TRUSTEES
Rabbi Louis Feinberg
Dr. James G. Heller
Dr. David Philipson
Dr. Victor E. Reichert
Rabbi Samuel Wohl
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Oscar Berman
Herbert Bernstein
Max Bernstein
Dr. Samuel Brown
Ben Doll
Dr. Emanuel Gamoran
Albert Goldman
Joseph Gootman
Morton J. Heldman
Max Hirsch
William Hirschfeld
Jack Kuresman
Jacob W. Mack
David Monnes
Herman Morgenstern
Bernard Pepinsky
Carl Pritz
Nathan Ransohoff
Adolph Rosenberg
Isidor Schifrin
Samuel M. Schmidt
Dr. M. S. Schulzinger
Robert M. Senior
Maurice J. Sievers
Cyril L. Slesnick
J. Louis Warm
Leo Weinberger
Dr. A. M. Wigser
A. B. Wise
MORDECAI HALEVI Director
 
TALMUD TORAHS
Avondale
Bond Hill
Covington
Norwood
Newport
Price Hill
West End
HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL
BUREAU ADULT SCHOOL
EXTENSION DEPARTMENT
MIDRASHA
 
AFFILIATED ORGAN IZATIONS
Ladies' Auxiliary
P. T. A. Avondale T. T.
P. T. A. Newport T, T.
P. T. A. Price Hill T. T.
 

 

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