A drive for 500,000 new members for the National Council of Jewish Women was announced by Mrs. Estelle M. Sternberger of New York, National Executive Secretary. “The great demands made upon the council during the past year,” Mrs. Sternberger stated at the annual meeting of the Council at the Hotel Commodore Monday evening, “make it urgent for us to increase our membership and resources. A million and a quarter will be spent in the next three years for welfare and educational work among the farmers. This will be only one item in our program.”
Mrs. Sigmund Herzog of Cleveland reported on the work of the organization in civic and political education. Mrs. Arthur Brin of Minneapolis, National Chairman of the Committee on Peace, said the council would be represented by more than 100 delegates at the Conference on the Cause and Cure of War, called by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt to meet at Washington in 1925.
Miss Rose Brenner of Brooklyn, President, declared in her address that the coming year would see greater progress in organized Jewish work than ever before.
“Organizations of Jewish women throughout the world,” she said, “are adopting our program. Councils have been established in Holland, Belgium, Latvia, Poland and Italy and most recently of all, in Australia. The Jews of Egypt are likewise taking steps to found a council in their country.”
The Convention will continue until Thursday night.