Washington (Jan. 14)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
The House Immigration Committee today postponed hearings until Friday on the Holaday Deportation Bill.
At a business session, the Committee decided to report favorably the bill extending for five more years the law enabling unnaturalized ex-service men to become citizens without complying with the usual formalities of the naturalization law. The original five year term expired some time ago.
Congressman Fort who represents Orange, N. J. and part of Newark, introduced a bill for the exemption from the quota of children under eighteen of declarants and he will probably, within the next few days, introduce a bill for the exemption of the parents and husbands of both citizens and declarants.
CONTRIBUTES TO PALESTINE FARMERS’ BANK
The amount of $1500, representing 300 shares in the B’nai Benfamin Bank of Palestine, was contributed by Abraham Erlanger of New York to the Joseph Fels Foundation, of which Mrs. Mary Fels is the president.
The B’nai Benjamin Bank, toward which Mrs. Fels has donated the sum of $40,000 is a financial institution for the purpose of assisting the sons of the pioneer Palestine colonists to settle on the land.
Mr. Erlanger is an active worker for the National Farm School, the Jewish Publication society and the Jewish Theological Seminary.
JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES
$230,000 has already been subscribed to the $1,000,000 fund being raised by the Fur Industry Community Chest, Michael Hollander, president, anounced at a luncheon in the Fur Club on Thursday. $30,000 in new subscriptions was reported, including $10,500 from Joseph S. Steiner & Bros.
A dinner will be given by the Ladies’ League of the Hebrew National Orphan House at the Hotel Astor tonight. The proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the home in Yonkers, where about 400 boys are cared for. Mrs. A. Levay is Chairman of the Arrangement Committee of the dinner.
Pians for the 1926 campaign of the Women’s Division of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies were outlined at a meeting of the Division. Two hundred members were present.
Solomon lowenstein, executive director of the federation, addressed the meeting.
More than two-thirds of Waterbury’s (Conn.) quota of $15,000 for the United Palestine Appeal was subscribed at a meeting launching the drive.
Rabbi Mileikowsky and Mrs. Archibald Silverman of Providence, R. I., and Rabbi Bernard M. Kaplan, addressed the gathering. Samuel Henes, Chairman of the division in Waterbury, presided.
Fifty-one thousand dollars was raised at the banquet in Montreal at which the Keren Hayesod Campaign in Montreal for $100,000 was launched.
A. J. Freiman of Ottawa, R. A. Darwin of Montreal, Dr. Abramovitz of Montreal and Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman of Toronto made the appeal for donations.