The National Council of Jewish Women has been invited by the United States Department of Labor, through its Women’s Division, to send representatives to a conference on problems affecting employed women. This conference which will consist of representatives of several national women’s organizations will take place the latter part of January.
The representatives of the National Council of Jewish Women are Mrs. Alexander Wolf of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Samuel Alschuler of Chicago, Mrs. Sidney Cone of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Leonard B. Schloss, and Mrs. Adolph Kahn of Washington, D. C.
The National Council of Jewish Women is particularly interested in the discussion of the point of view that the enactment of a blanket equality amendment to the federal constitution, would imperil the rights and privileges secured by women in industry. It declares in favor of separate, specific legislation to remedy any existing inequalities that resulted in injustices to the woman worker.
The National Council of Jewish Women maintains Council Homes in various cities.
A study of this question as it affects Jewish women in the world of industry is being made by the Committee on Social Welfare of which Mrs. Samuel Alschuler is chairman. The Committee on Immigrant Aid is in touch with the immigrant women, assisting them in securing employment and in obtaining special vocational training.
The Boy Scout Foundation of New York announced that it had received from the Altman Foundation through its president, Colonel Michael Friedsam, a gift of $5,000 to be devoted to the Boy Scout movement in New York’s most congested districts.
Philip B. Perlman, City Solicitor of Baltimore, Md., resigned from his post. The position is one of the most important in the municipal government.
Mr. Perlman has served as Assistant Attorney-General of Maryland, Secretary of State, and City Solicitor by appointment of Mayor Jackson in the fall of 1923.
Rabbi Joseph M. Corcos, formerly associated with the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue, New York City, died suddenly on Friday.
He was born in Mogador, Morocco, fifty-three years ago, and was educated at Jews’ College, London. He served as a rabbi in Kingston, Jamaica, and at Curacao, retiring from the ministry in 1905 to enter the shipping business. He returned to the ministry in 1920, and after two years at the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in New York became chief rabbi at the synagogue of the same name in Montreal.
Louis Untermeyer addressed the members of the Hillel Foundation in Champagne, III., last Wednesday. His topic was “Modern Jewish Poetry.”
Mr. Untermeyer also addressed the students of the University of Illinois at a general assembly on the subject of “Modern Poetry.”
Dedication of the newly organized Jewish Community center in Altoona, Pa., took place last Sunday.