Joint Celebration of Anniversaries, London, March 1931.

1931Joint01Almost exactly 91 years ago there was great cause for celebration amongst the establishment of the Anglo-Jewish orthodox community in London. It was the 75th Anniversary of Jews College, the 70th Anniversary of the Jewish Religious Education Board, and the 60th Anniversary of the United Synagogue.

These events were celebrated by a Joint Anniversary Service, in the Great Synagogue in Dukes Place, London, on March 23rd, 1931, by a Festival Banquet at the Connaught Rooms, and by a Jews College Academic Celebration, the following day.

1931Joint31This book was produced containing all the toasts and speeches, of which there were many, and some very interesting greetings for Jews College from other international Jewish and non-Jewish academic institutions.  My copy was sent out by Jews College.

These are extracts – I have skipped over some of the longer speeches and addresses:

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