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RICHMOND NEWS.
No Change in Time of Services.
An extremely well-attended an
nual meeting of the congregation
Beth Ahabah was held at the Syn
agogue last Sunday morning. The
reports of various officers were sub
mitted, and proved quite satisfac
tory. The financial condition of
the Congregation was shown to be
all that could be desired, and it was
ordered that $500 additional be
placed in the sinking fund.
The board reported, with adverse
recommendation, a resolution pro
viding that during certain fall and
winter months the Friday evening
services be held at 8 o'clock instead
of at dark. There was a long dis
cussion of the question, which re
sulted in its defeat, the vote stand
ing, ayes, 27; noes, 13.
Mr. Moses Milhiser, president,
and Mr. N. W. Nelson, vice-presi
dent were re-elected to their re
spective offices.
Messrs. Wm. Lovenstein, Jacob
May and Isaac Thalhimer were re
elected to the Board of Managers
for the term of three years. This is
the (27th time consecutively that.
Mr. Millhiser has been elected pres
ident.
After the Congregational meet
ing the board re-elected Mr. Wil
liam Lovenstein, secretary ; Mr.
Julius Straus, treasurer, and Mr.
Isaac Held, financial secretary.
Officers Elected.
At a meeting held by the Sir Mo
ses Montefiore congregation on
Sunday the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: S.
Stern, president; L. Rolnick, vice
president; J. Oppleman, treasurer;
J. Jacobs, secretary; Trustees—
Harnsjacobs (chairman).J. Cohen,
Philip Bear, H. Harris, M. Gerschen,
S. Weinberg, and S. Londom; M.
sexton.
Mr. Stern, who was unamiously
re-elected president for a third term,
arose and made a speech, proclaim
ing that the congregation would
torevcr remain orthodox, and they
Had no intention of joining any
3ther congregation. The congrega
tion is m a flourishing condition
Mr. B. Bottigheimer in Ex
tremis.
As the paper goes to press Mr.
Bernard Bottigheimer is lying in ex
tremis at the home of his brother
507 North Sixth street.
For some time past Mr. Bottig
heimer has been a grert sufferer, an
abscess of the liver, having recent
ly developed.
For this, a delicate operation,
with little hope of success, was per
formed on Wednesday by Drs. Op
penheimer and Robinson.
While he appeared a little better
immediately after this there was
no real improvement in his condi
tion, and at this writing death is
but a matter of a short time.
Mr. Bottigheimer is a brother of
Messers. Philip and Ellis Bottig
heimer and also of Mrs. A. Cohen,
Mrs. J. Lewit and Miss Frieda
Bottigheimer. Another sister re
sides in Suffolk, Va,
He is a past president of Para
dise Lodge I. 0. B. B. and is un
married.
ATONEMENT SERVICES.
Divine services were held by the
four congregations in Richmond
Tuesday night and Wednesday, and
in every case were well attended.
At Beth Ahaba the congregation
was very large. Dr. Calisch deliv
ered a splendid sermon Tuesday
night (published elsewhere), and
and also the following morning and
afternoon. He was assisted in the
reading by Mr. Ellis Bottigheimer.
The music was up to its usual
standard of excellence.
The Congregation Beth Shalome
worshipped at Lee Camp Hall.
There was something almost pa
thetic in the devoutness of this
handful—the last of a once prosper
ous congregation. Mr. Joseph
Cohn conducted the services, those
present participating to an extent
that years ago caused the late
Henry S. Jacobs to characterize the
congregation as the best at re
sponses he had ever heard. Mr.
Cohen was assisted by his son,
Abram.
At Kenseath Israel Synagogue,
Rev. Mr. Saron, officiated, the ser
vices being in the usual impressive
orthodox ritual.
Orthodoxy also held fall sway at
the Sir Moses Montefiore, the de
youtness of the worshippers attest
ing that they were worthy succes
sors of those who built their syna
gogue—the third in point of age in
these United States.
To Meet Wednesday.
Sunday night being Saccoth, the
meeting of Paradise Lodge, No. 223,
I. 0. B. 8., will not be held until
the following Wednesday evening,
the 27th. *
Sunday Evening Services.
Services at the Beth Ahaba syna
gogue will begin at six o'clock Sun
day evening and at the usual hour
(10:30) Monday morning.
Mr. Wolff Rose Very 111.
Mr. Wolff Rose is quite ill at his
home.
From Petersburg.
Peterscurg, Va., Sept. 19.
Through an unintentional over
sight the name of Miss Hanna Co
hen was omitted as one of the solo
its on New Year's day.
The organization of the new. so
ciety was effected on Friday night
last. Mr. Horwitz in an address
stated the objects of the associa
tion, which are the study of Bible
history, and the furtherance of Ju
daism in the hearts of our young
people. The meeting was largely
attended by the young ladies and
gentlemen, who are quite enthusi
astic over the objects as set forth
by our Rabbi.
A committee was appointed to
sect a name for the society, and al
s6 to devise a plan of work for its
members. The following officers
were elected: Mr. Ed Eigenbrun,
president.; Miss Cora Reinach, vice-
President.; Mr. J. Cohen, secre
tary,; Miss Senora Kadden, trea
surer.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Elkan, of Bruns
wick, Georgia, are here on a visit
to relatives.
P.

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