$1,250,000 is required by the National Council of Jewish Women to carry on its work in the fields of social welfare, religious education and civic work during the next three years, it was stated at the Conference of the National Council of Jewish Women at the Hotel Commodore, New York.
The Conference adopted a resolution, petitioning Congress to permit the entry into the United States of refugees stranded in the European ports, who hold American visas, but are prevented by the immigration law from entering the country.
A resolution was adopted urging Congress to abolish the present regulation, which prevents newly naturalized men married in Europe from obtaining American citizenship papers for their wives short of one year and to permit the entry of wives of such citizens, irrespective of the quota law.
That the Council of Jewish Women is responsible for the revival of interest in Jewish music was stated by the President in rendering the report of the Organization. “Our new service for the Synagogue which was prepared by Professor A. Z. Idelsohn, an authority on this subject who holds the Chair of Music at the Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati, will receive its first public rendition at the Hebrew Union College at a special Sabbath afternoon service on November 29th.”
A meeting of presidents of the various sections of the council from 235 cities in the United States will be called in New York, when a campaign to raise $500,000 to carry on the work of the council will also be started.
Mrs. Nathaniel E. Harris of Bradiord, Pa., chairman of Foreign Relations, reported that the Jewish women throughout the country were manifesting great interest in the approaching Quinquennial of the International Council of Women which is to meet in Washington. D. C. in 1925. Mrs. Harris was named Chairman on Arrangements.