THE NATIONAL JEWISH POSTFriday, September 17,isPresident Eisenhower to Speakty Ameri-leadersVeAt New YorkUnited11 partici-n’s Thirdninar be-Stanford-and dis-ercentenary;he themeChanging1 be madeNEW YORK (JP)—President Eisenhower will be the principal speaker at the first national Tercentenary dinner to be held Oct. 20 at the Hotel Astor in New York.Confirmation of acceptance by the President of an invitation to attend the dinner at which Gov.Thomas E. Dewey and Mayor Robert Wagner of New York city also will speak was received Sunday during the ceremonies in New York city which launched the eight months observance.A reconsecration service at thedevelop-;ne affectfe.Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, in the United States, Sunday opened the celebration.MESSAGES READmmmsMWkThe service was greeted with messages from President Eisenhower and President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi of Israel. Civic religious250and other organizations mand in otherAmerican cities ana in countries took part in the opening of the observance.More than 500 persons, headedE. Samuel, nationalseum, sponsored by the Detroit Tercentenary Committee.IKEDEWEYby Ralph Tercentenary chairman, and NewYork State Supreme Court Justice Edgar J. Nathan, Jr., president of Searith Israel, religiousservance of the congregation,founded by the first Jewish settlers in New Amsterdam in September, 1654.National networkradio and also wereleaders and representatives fromof the Unitedvarious parts States, Europe and Latin America, participated in the service in New York City. The event alsotelevision programs broadcast on the opening day of the Tercentenary celebration.EXHIBIT OPENEDIn Detroit, a Tercentenary his torical exhibit, “Jewish Life and Culture in Detroit,” was openedmarked the 300th anniversary ob- at the Detroit Historical Mu-City-wide religious observances were held in Chicago and in Atlanta, Ga., a portrait of Judah P. Benjamin, secretary of state ot the Confederacy, was presentedto the city by Georgia JewishWar Veterans and the GeorgiaTercentenary Committee.A concert at the Curran Theater inaugurated the observance in San Francisco. The featurewas an address by Mayor Elmer E. Robinson.In Tel Aviv, the U. S. Embassyis participating in a nine-day Tercentenary program.The observance will continuethrough May 29, 1955, when closing religious ceremonies will be held at the Carter Barron Ara-pitheater in Washington, D. C.