A letter from a reader about Campus Jewish life in the '30s

July 22, 2007:

An article in the April 18 issue reports on the 60th anniversary of organized Jewish activity at Princeton. I recall earlier activity: In 1935, entering students were required to attend chapel a certain number of times during their freshman and sophomore years. I learned (not through a University notice) that Jewish students could fulfill this requirement by attendance at a weekly service at Murray-Dodge. I understood that these services had been organized before my time. I fulfilled my requirement by attending. The service was run by an upperclassman (no faculty member was present), but one evening Einstein came and spoke to us.

New York, N.Y.

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