Lytton M. Berkson's Confirmation at Temple Sinai 1899 May 16th
Louis- TEMPLE SINAL At this handsome honse of worship the service were very impressive ana the number of connrmants waa quite large. Tbe temple waa beautifully decorated on and around the altar with ferns, ever-greens ever-greens ever-greens and aimple flowers. When the services began at 10 o'clock In the morning morning there waa an. Immense congregation present. It was a very representative congregation, too. with even seme busy men sprinkled here and there. A very ls Interesting and Impressive order of service service nad been, prepared. The music and winging were especially fine, as great pais had been taken to perfect the excellent choir In all details. The order of service follows: "Horra" (Goldstein), choir; morning-service. morning-service. morning-service. cantor; connrmanta enter;. "Baraca, Habbo." choir: d rarer, minister; service, minister; service, read by Carrie Oodenanx, Marion .Levy, iiy mmoa, Tina Dreyfus; "En Komocho," choir; taking out the scroll; benediction. Albert Baer; reading of scriptures: benediction. Miriam fAfaaaman; "Hophtarah. ""Simon Shlenker; "Yehariu and uodo." cantor ana cuoir; "Shuvoh," cantor and cheir; introductory declaration, minister; prayer. Leo Friers t; declaration of faith, connrmanda: prayer. Irene Shlenker; "Hear Us, O Father." Mlsa DeGrnv. with violin obligato; sermon; sermon; trio (Mercadante). Misses DeOrny and Couronneanx and Mr. Dure!; prayer, minister; blessing of children; violin nolo. Prof. Wehrman; "Adoration." cantor and choir; mourner's prayer (Kaddlsh), cantor; cantor; "Hallelujah' choir; benediction, minister. The boys and girls who were confirmed were as follows: Albert Baer. Stanford Beer, Bobert Bergman. Lytton Berkson. Leo Foerst, Arthur Harris. Jacob Israel. Sidney Israel. Louis Kann. Herman Kreh, Leon Latour. Arthur Iiemann, Sidney Levy, Marion Levy, Michel Levy, Samson Levy, Nathan Marcuse, Isaac Marx, Simon Shlenker, Henry Simon, Tina Dreyfus, Carrie Oodchanx, Jennke Oettbold, Sadie Grabenhelmer. LUyHahuw Blanche Levy, Beulah Lob, Miriam Massman, Nina Pollatsek, tella Scheuer, Edith Scbwarts. Irene Shlenker, Sarah. Weinberger, Lily Weia. The members ox the Temple Sinai choir are: Prof. Fred C Font, organist: Mrs. O'Keefe. Miss DeGruy, sopranos; Miss Couronneanx. Mrs. Lehman, altos: Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Bully, tenors; Mr. Darel, Mr. Leon Cahn, basso. Babbl Heller delivered an Impressive sermon, speaking to the children, who were taking the solemn vow, withr aa earnestness which they seemed to appreciate. appreciate. He told them how they mast love, honor and obey their parents, and so live that not one lota of shame should ever come to them on their account. Dr. Heller also referred to the significance of confirmation day, which formed the turning turning point, as It were, not only of a Jew'a religious life, but of bis secular existence aa well. He explained how Important it was to always kee sacred and In reverence reverence the ten cemmandmenta which Moses had given to the children of Israel, and which the forefathers had always considered considered the foundation of. their religion-After religion-After religion-After the confirmation services, the class proceeded to Dr. Heller's residence, where they thanked him for his thorough teaching and presented him with a suit, abie souvenir.