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The Jewish herald. (Houston, Tex.) 1908-1914, September 24, 1908, Image 1

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ant afternoon and the attendance be
Bpeaks the intertst of the members in
congregational arVIi They are most
enthuslaftl Rev Jr Wilner pre
sided ltfm aobisf iU by Rev Dr Barn
Btein of TQnplf ibth Israel and the
officers ar < i trus a of Adath Yeshu
lun Congregat oh The ceienionies
opened with a fa ing following which
entered a profession consisting
Rabbis Wilusr and Bainstein Cantor
Leibermar and Hurwit witn a choir
of small bo > s and then the bearers of
the To rah P S Nussbanm J Cohen
A Robeits P Sussholz H Rosenberg
and A Block the officers of the con
gregation President D Frosch Vrcf
President P Weinberg Secretary M
T Karkoski Treasurer P Battlestein
and Trustees H Grossman B II
Greenberg S J Westheimer A Gor
don Seline A M Levy M Scher
andwtf D Cohen
The prayer of invocation was ofiered
byijSubbl Wilner
The building committee represented
by B H Greenbeig its chaiinan for
mally presented its report accepting the
building from the builders and turning
over the keys to the congregation Mr
fGreenberg said it had been character
ized as a ha ardoufa undertaking for
he congregation and when he accept
d his post on the committee charged
o superintend the building of the new
lynagogue many had prophesied fall
fire But heie wo are in this beauti
ful place today it is completed and
jeady with all of its handsome ap
polntments for the services of the
approaching holidays I can truly say
4I am happy
Mr Gieenbergs little daughter Ite
gina bore on a white batin cushion the
great key to the house and at the
conclusion of the committee chair
mans speech this was toi mally pre
sented President D Frosch accepted
the key on behalf of the congregation
His address gives much historical in
formation of the founding and growth
of the Orthodox congregation in Hous
ton and was one of tho most interest
ing discourses of the occasion
Tho ceremony of lighting the per
petual light followed Mr M Massin
ger waig accorded this honor Then
Di Barnstein read a passage from the
Sciiptuie Dr Wilner delivered the
dedicatory sermon
In his introductory he felicitated the
people on thofr entrance into so splen
did a temple and called upon them to
rejoice and be glad as another house
of worship was about to be consecrated
to tho service and worship of Almighty
God As wo rojolce on this djvy as
Adath Yesnurun Synagogue
un Sunday0 afternoon Congregation
Adath Yeshurua dedicated its hand
some new synagogue It was a pleas
we are glad and givo thanks wo should
have also seiious thoughts and deap
meditations on the signiilcance of thi
event Foi not unto this day alone has
this temple been erected not meiely
for our service and lehgious benefit
but for tunc and for futurity Not
only for ourselves but for our children
and their children unio many genera
Those statutes and oidinances of
our faith given to our fathers of old
as they met Jehovah at Sinai those
laws and commandments that have fos
tered Mitue and righteousness and
holy living these shall be taught here
these shall be taught to us and to our
children And so long as we shall fol
low them Yre shall do good and not
only to ourselves but unto others
The influence that Israel has ex
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erted on the world is marked on these
thiee and onehalf milleniums As
long as yet there lives ojio person who
believes in more Gods than one as
long as one exists who does not strive
after and sincerely long for virtue and
honesty and puilty so long is there a
mission for Israel and so long will It
serve the peoples of the earth
The doctor discussed the three ideas
of the synagogue as held by the three
patriarchs Abraham Jsaac JacoL
Abraham considered the tenjple as a
ivcl i
row worshiping with fellow Jew Arid
mart worshiping with fellow man All
Hio peoplo of J the world shall at last
stream to th house oCtho Lord and
come to Jacob3 God to tho God who
considers every man His son
This house we brllt not alone to
the service of God but to the service
of man He serves God best who
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serves man most We dedicate to the
service of Judaism to the higher life
this building We resolve as we enter
it to live that lite which our divine
faith hath taught us to be Jews to be
Following this thecongratulations of
the Jewish Literary Society were of
fered to the congregation in an ad
dress by Joe Weingarten and in a
beautiful framed document which he
presented resolutions passed at a
meeting of the society held August 25
The resolutions were inscribed in at
tractive lettering and read as follows
Whereas in the near future Congre
gation Adath Yeshuiun will dedicate
its new synagogue to the worship of
the God of our father and instruction
in oui holy faith and
Whereas the Jewish iLiterary So
ciety in its efforts to keep up a high
standard or ife intellectually and so
cially among our people should take
ftinKftn < 0ta > M te rls t the re
ligntaff edtttH6aauAijisiiei o buf
coreligionists therefore boit u
Resolved lhat oui congratulations
are Que and arc hereby extended to
Congregation Adath Yeshuiun on this
auspicious occasion We lejoice with
them on tlhiu entrance rnto their beau
Uful new synagogue and pray that Mie
light of Judaism there kindled bo dif
fused to all hearts May the congre
gation go from strength to strength
and a power for good in our com
Resolved That this preamble and
resolution be spread on our minutes
and an engrossed copy be presented to
the congregation
S J Westheimer
J Lewis Aroenson
Jules Hirsch
II J Danrrenbnum
I Tints 3
rtJ Weingarten
President Frosch received tha trib
ute and made a brief speech in re
mount upon which the worship VSff Dr Barnstein made his address yery
exalted and drawn high above tho
other people Isaac considered it a
placi to resort to in trouble when
prayer and supplication was neces
sary Jacob called it a house tie
dwelling place of God where heniejs
His people It was this la t iiiea 0 e
speKer said that is tUo rlghc ldeaf v
The synagogue Is a ho e vcUe e
you may courts at all times ami fllid
brother worshiping wth brothetj fiifd
is i
snort He attempted to do no more
than to congratulate the people on
their splendid accomplishment It ia
a groat pleasure and a proud privilege
to be with you this afternoon when
yon are dedicating this beautiful house
to the Worship of Cod he said He
congratulated tho congregation both
oij bpjidlf of Beth Israel Congregation
jmd on jalstrwn account and assured
t ijai tUiaOhey j uid count his Jrearti
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