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The Jewish South. (Richmond, Va.) 1893-1899, September 30, 1898, Image 3

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This winter, socially, promises to be a very gay
one.
Beth Ahaba Sunday school opens this Sunday,
October 2d.
Mr. Emanuel tlllman is convalescing after a severe
spell of sickness.
Misses Doris Saal and Sadie Holzman were in
the city Tuesday.
Messrs. Samuel Gunst and Charles E. Straus, Jr.,
spent the holidays at home.
Mr. Leonard Syele, left Wednesday for New York
and other northern cities on business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hirshberg, of Newport News,
spent Yom Kippur in Richmond with relatives.
Mrs. A. Green, of Chicago, is visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Marx Nelson, No. 3 west Marshall
street.
Messrs. Vivan and Percy Myers, of Savannah, Ga.,
have returned from Paris, France, where they spent
the summer.
Mrs. Sol. Rothschild and children, of Charlotte,
N. C, are the guests of Mrs. A. Rothschild, No. 513
north Second street.
Messrs. Melvin Flegenheimer, Harold S. Bloom
berg and Ivan Mayer are attending the law lectures
at Richmond College.
A german will be tendered Mr. A. D. Whitlock at
the Jefferson Club. Saturday evening, October 15th,
previous to his departurs for New Mexico.
Mrs. Amelia Newman, formerly of Richmond, but
now of Philadelphia, anri her daughter, Mrs. Harry
Simon, are the guests of Mrs. Charles Thalhimer.
Mesdames Motz Prag, of Baltimore, and Charles
M. Guggenheimer, of Lynchburg are visiting; their
mother, Mrs. I. M. Rosenbaum, 607 east Grace
street.
Mr. Joseph Millhiser will enter as a student to
morrow at the University College of Medicine. Mr.
William Flegenheimer, Jr., has matriculated at the
Medical College of Virginia.
Gbeg TlMant a "Hew Ssnaaoflue.
The annual meeting of the Congregation Keneseth
Israel was held at the synagogue, Mayo street near
Broad, on Wednesday evening, the 21st instant.
Officers for the ensuing year were elected as fol
lows: President, H. Fisher; Vice-President, Philip
Hirshberg; Treasurer, E. C. Meyer; Secretary, H. E.
Hirshberg; Trustees—N. Greenwald, S. Jacobs, A
Hirshberg, A. Sonneberg, A. Steiner, and M. Meyer;
Sexton, Isaac Michael.
This congregation, realizing the necessity for a
change in the location of its synagogue, hopes at
some future day to be able to rebuild in a more suit
able locality. A special meeting with this object in
view is to be called at an early date, when ways and
means will be suggested and mapped out looking to
the rebuilding of the synagogue.
The synagogue now in use was built in 1868, and
took the place of the original one erected in 1855 on
Main street near Twentieth, and which was de
stroyed by fire in 1867.
There is a probability that steps may be taken
looking to the purchase of the Beth Ahaba synagogue,
which is now too small for its congregation.
__r. *mt3ler TKUU Hot -Resign.
A rumoi to the effect that Mr. Charles Hutzler,
the newly-elected vice-president of the Congregation
Beth Ahaba, contemplated resigning that office hav
ing attained some currency, the following statement
of facts is made with a view that justice may be done'
all concerned :
On the afternoon of the annual meeting, while
the election of vice-president was in progress, the
charge was made that one or more persons voting
had no right to do so, being in arrears to the con
gregation. The attention of the chair was called to
the matter and he ruled that all who had partici
pated in the ballot were legally entitled so to do. It
was supposed that this closed the incident, but at
a subsequent date the member who had protested
previously reiterated his charge as to the illegal vote
in the presence of the president and several other
persons.
Without knowing whether the alleged illegal bal
lot had been cast for or against him, Mr. Hutzler at
once stated that he would not accept the office so
long as the least breath of suspicion clouded the
election. He informed the president of his determi
nation, and that official in vain endeavored to dis
suade him to relinquish the stand he had taken.
On Kol Nidre night the member in question came
to Mr. Hutzler and informed him that he was in er
ror in stating that any of the ballots cast were ir
regular, as an investigation had convinced him that
all of them were perfectly legal, and that he would
write the president informing him of the fact. This,
proving satisfactory to all. ended the matter, and on
Yom Kippur Mr. Hutzler assumed the duties of his
office.
Job Printing neatly and promptly done.

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