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Dr. James Bernstein, prominent Jewish physician and communal worker of Borough Park, has been appointed director of the European activities of the Hias Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant And Society, succeeding Dr. Levine Epstein.

Dr. Bernstein will leave for Europe next month to commence his duties.

At the same meeting, Mr. John L. Bernstein president of the Hias. was requested to make a short trip to Europe to survey conditions there. Mr. Bernstern accepted and will leave for Europe sometime in December.

Dr. Baruch Last, well known Paole Zion worker, died here yesterday at the age of 40.

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State Senator Nathan Straus, Ir., candidate for reselection on the Democratic ticket in the Fifteenth Senatorial District, has received the endorsement of the Central Trades and Labor Council of Greater New York and vicinity, it was announced yesterday. This action followed a similar endorsement by the New York State Federation of Labor.

A strike of the Yiddish Actors’ Union has been declared. The Yiddish Art Theatre, which is under the management of Maurice Swartz, has suspended performances. The strike was called on Monday night, when the curtain was about to rise on Sholem A##eichem’s “The Great Fortune.”

In a statement last night Mr. Swartz declared that the Moscow Art Theatre has drawn heavily from the Yiddish play going public last season.

Mr. Swartz declared also that the operating conditions imposed by the union are almost impossible to meet and asks for an arbitration committee to draft new regulations.

Official notification has been received from M. Jusserand. French Ambassador to the United States, that his Government has bestowed upon Edward A. Filene of Boston the in again of an officer of the Laguna of Honor.

This decoration is bestowed as a token of “the appreciation of my Government for your friendship toward France and your efforts in view of the establishment of that definite peace which is the desire of my countrymen.”

A group of Jewish women will lay the cornerstone of a $330.000 home at Allenton Avenue and Bronx Park East next Sunday afternoon of the Beth Abraham Home for Jewish Incurables. It will have four stories and will be equipped with every modern scientific appliance.

With the exception of a few men who form its advisory and building committees, the home is maintained entirely by women. Mrs. A. L. Alperstein, widow of a New York rabbi, has been a leader in the movement.

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