Atlantic City, N. J. (Mar. 9)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
More than $35,000 of Atlantic City’s quota of $50,000 toward the United Palestine Appeal was subscribed at the opening meeting of the drive last night at the Hotel Breakers.
Dr. Stephen S. Wise delivered an impressive address.
Mr. Joseph B. Perskie was elected Chairman of the Atlantic City Committee, Mr. Max Silberman, Treasurer.
NEW YORK WORKERS CELEBRATE PASSING MILLION DOLLAR MARK IN UNITED PALESTINE APPEAL
Chairman and leading workers in the various sections of the Greater New York campaign of the United Palestine Appeal met Monday night at a dinner in the Broadway Central Hotel to celebrate passing the million-dollar mark in the city’s $1,500,000 campaign. Morris A. Zeldin, Director of the New York Campaign, announced that a total of $1,019,382 had thus far been raised, which is the greatest sum ever raised in any single year in New York toward the upbuilding of Palestine.
Sectional leaders who reported included Samuel Kramer of Bensonhurst; Jacob Goell of Eastern Parkway; Dr. N. Balber of Williamsburg who spoke for Max Blumberg. Chairman of the Williamsburg section: Isaac Ipp of Borough Park; Morris Sapir of Brownsville and East New York: Dr. Maurice Eisenberg of Washington Heights; Israel Sachs of Harlem; J. J. Lessrs of Yorkville; and Philip Luria of the East Side.
The various sections in the New York campaign have raised thus far the following amounts, it was announced at the dinner.
Far Rockaway, $25,000; Jamaica, $8,000; Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill South, Woodhaven and Ozone Park, $5,500: Flushing $4,500; Huntington, $4,300; Arverne, $2,000; by Mrs. N. R. Lindheim. $26,500; Mount Vernon, $30,000; West Side. $151,000; Bronx, $70,000; Brownsville and East New York, $88,000; Washington Heights, $83,000; Harlem and Yorkville. $76,000; East Side, $56,000; Borough Park, $60,000; Eastern Parkway, $56,000; Williamsburg, $54,000; Bensonhurst, $43,000; Flatbush. $35,000; Manhattan Beach, $16,000; Mapleton Park, $8,000; Brighton Beach, $3,100; South Brooklyn and Bay Ridge. $4,000; Yonkers, $6,000; Staten Island $1,500; Portchester, $1,000; Special Committees, $60,000; Main Office, Jewish National Fund. $28,000; and Main Office, Hadassah, $17,482.12.
Speakers at the dinner included Chaim Nachman Bialik noted Hebrew poet now visiting in this country; Nahum Sokolow. President of the World Zionist Executive; Dr. Schmarya Levin, Zionist orator from Palestine; and Morris Rothenberg. National Chairman of the Palestine Foundation Fund who presided.
JEWISH NURSES IN WARSAW EXHIBIT HEROISM, SAVING VICTIMS FROM FIRE
The nurses’ training school maintained in Warsaw by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee had an opportunity recently to give a public demonstration of devotion to duty a statement issued from the headquarters of the United Jewish Campaign declared.
Due, it is said to a short circuit, a terrific explosion secured a few weeks ago in one of the huge ammunition factories in the Polish capital. While the rest of the city was still panic stricken, the Jewish pupils of the school, headed by the director, Miss Lillian Greenwald, formerly associated with the Henry Street Settlement, were rushing toward the scene of the disaster in which 38 women were severely burned, a number of them since succumbing to their injuries. Regardless of the danger to themselves from recurring explosions, the crashing of walls, the flames and poison-laden smoke the girls made their way into the burning building and carried out the injured whom they removed to the Jewish Hospital to which the nurses’ training school was attached.
So favorable was the impression made by the bravery of the Jewish nurses, that the hospital and training school were honored by visits from the Polish Minister of War, the Mayor and Vice-Mayor of Warsaw, the Minister of Public Health and other high dignitaries who came to express their gratitude, the statement declared.
NATHAN STRAUS, JR. HEADS HAKOAH RECEPTON COMMITTEE
Nathan Straus, Jr., has accepted the chairmanship of the Reception Committee which will welcome the Hakoah soccer team to America next month. Dr. Henry Moskowitz is taking a leading part in effecting arrangements for the series of games in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and other cities.
The New York State Football Association, the United States Football Association and many other representatives of amateur athletics are negotiating for games. The Brooklyn Wanderers, the Sparta Club of Chicago and the Hungarian Football Club of Buffalo, are among the soccer squads which have applied for matches.
The Jewish Welfare Board through its national headquarters, has endorsed the visit of Hakoah and is taking steps to cooperate with the team on its American visit.
On their way to America the team will stop in Paris for a game with an all-star soccer team from France.
JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES
Adolph Copeland was elected president of the Chicago Branch of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America. Other officers chosen are: Sieg, Natenberg and Albert Z. Halperin, vice presidents: Isador Tow and A. S. Roe, secretaries; and Joe Blonder, treasurer. Directors selected are Jacob Alexander, Harry Bernstein, Ed. G. Blondes, Emil Braude, A. Brody, J. T. Cantor, William Durchslag, Joseph Fienberg, Joseph Friedman, William Katz, A. King, Jacob Lasker, Peter Leichento, Samuel Mann, Sol Mandel, A. J. Minkus, Herman H. Newberger, J. M. Sides, Wm. Silberman, Hirsch. E. Soble, Louis Susman, M. Teitelbaum, L. E. Touf, Morris Tower, Morris Udwin and D. H. Weitzenfeld.
The laying of the cornerstone of the Council House of the Jewish Council of Women in Los Angeles, Cal., was attended by more than 300 persons. Louis B. Mayer, Rabbi Edward Maguin and Rabbi Ernest L. Trattner were among the speakers.
The new building will serve as a meeting place and club building for the Los Angeles Council. Mrs. Lillian Burkhart Goldsmith is president of the Council.
Plans are under way for converting the palatial home of the late Col. Enos A. Wall on the most exclusive residential street of Salt Lake City, Utah, into a Jewish community center. An option to purchase the place was taken recently. It is stated that the home cost $300,000 to build. The plans which are being considered in connection with its conversion include the provision of a ballroom, auditorium, stage, banquet hail, class and club rooms, a gymnasium, swimming pool and handball courts.
A drive for funds has been started to pay for the property.
Jacob Schwolsky was named chairman of the campaign committee to secure funds for the erection of a synagogue for the congregation of Emmanuel Synagogue of Hartford, Conn.
Mrs. Oscar Bennan of Cincinnati, Chairman of the American Building Committee of the Ezrath Nashim Home for the Insane and Incurables, which is located at Jerusalem, is on her way to Palestine bearing a gift from her American Committee toward the erection of additional buildings for this institution.
The gifts previously obtained from the Jewish Women of Cincinnati and Dermit have been used to complete the convalescent home that has been in process of construction. This home is the only home in the Orient that meets the needs of incurable men and women who look to Palestine for the medical relief and care that they require. This institution has also rendered a constructive contribution to Palestine by taking care of people who have suffered temporary nervous breakdowns after their long and arduous trip to the Holy Land from Europe and elsewhere.
A special appeal is now being made in New York City for funds to provide equipment and to complete construction of the new buildings of the Home for Incurables and the attending physicians’ residence. It is planned that the Home for Incurables will provide an auditorium for the Department of Psychiatry of the Hebrew University.
The campaign in Baltimore for a half million dollars for the erection of a new building for the Y. M. and Y. W. H. A. came to a successful conclusion on Monday. Five hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars were subscribed. Aaron Straus was chairman of the Committee and Frank J. Rubenstein, secretary.
With the view to advancing the cultural interests of Jews in Baltimore, a number of Hebrew literary groups have been organized in that city, Abraham Goldberg of New York, president of the Hebrew Cultural League of America, visited Baltimore to lead the work of forming the groups.
Representatives of the Jewish community of Miami, Fla., tendered a testimonial dinner to Dr. Joseph Jasin, editor, and Milton Malakoff, managing editor, of the “Jewish Digest,” on Monday night.
The first Ohio convention of the United Synagogue of America will take place in Cleveland, March 21 and 22, Solomon Ulmer will be chairman of the convention. Rabbi L. Gross is directing the preliminary arrangements.
A Concordat between the Holy See and the Roumanian Government has been practically concluded, according to a Vienna despatch. The Concordat is based on the passing of a new school law which enables the Catholic minorities of non-Roumanian nationality to retain their denominational schools and to receive instruction in their mother tongue, the Roumanian language being introduced into these schools in the third grade. The curricula of the denominational schools are subject to state supervision but no state support is given to them.
New sculptural works of Max Kalish, who has just returned from study in Paris, are being exhibited in Cleveland.
Mrs. Julia Drechsler, wife of the late Rabbi Sigmund Drechsler, former rabbi of the B’nai Jeshurun congregation for twenty-six years, died in Cleveland, O.