Chicago (May. 29)
The question of colonization work in Palestine was taken up at the last meeting of the Executive Committee of the Independent Order B’nai Brith here. The Executive decided to make a change in its colonization plans, and instead of establishing a garden city in Jerusalem, as previously contemplated, village suburbs will be founded. This village suburbs will be self-supporting communities, giving special attention to agriculture.
The Executive also decided to create a scholarship foundation for the proposed Hebrew university in Jerusalem. The sum of $5,000 was voted for that purpose.
The decision concerning the Hebrew university was the result of an appeal made to the B’nai Brith headquarters by Dr. Chaim Weizmann when he was in Chicago.