World Federation for Jewish Social Aid Proposed

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

The Executive of the Jewish World Relief Conference at its session here has adopted a resolution, to suspend its relief and fundraising activity and to proceed with the establishment of a World Federation for Jewish Social Aid, the formation of which was decided upon the last Congress of the Jewish World Relief Conference held at Carlsbad in August, 1924.

The resolution adopted by the Executive reads:

1. The Executive of the Jewish World Relief Conference decides to suspend its relief work till further notice and to undertake no fund-raising activity. 2. The Executive of the Jewish World Relief Conference will concentrate all its efforts in the near future on a work of enlightenment concerning the economic position of the Jews in the various countries in connection with the necessary relief activity, and the creation of the Federation for Social Aid which was decided upon by the Carlsbad Congress, and the extension of the relations with international non-Jewish organizations. 3. The enlightenment work is to be carried on by special inquiries and investigations, the issue of pamphlets and other publications, and the possible publication of a periodical. 4. The establishment of the Federation for Social Aid should be carried into effect in conjunction with the Committee of Jewish Delegations in Paris. 5. A beginning in the activity for the establishment of the Federation is to be made by the joining up of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. For this purpose a Commission consisting of the members of the Central Council of the Jewish World Relief Conference and several well-known personages who will be co-opted is to be established in Berlin, to be joined later by the most important Jewish organizations.

The Bureau is instructed to consider the question of creating a special organization for child aid and to prepare a draft on the subject in collaboration with the child aid organizations. The Bureau is further instructed to take steps to put on a firm footing the existing Jewish institutions of the Jewish World Relief Conference in Russia and in other countries, especially the work of the Committee for Assisting Intellectuals. The Bureau is instructed by the supply of propaganda material in its possession to support the relief activities which are now in progress on behalf of the Jews in Poland and Bessarabia.

JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES

Seder services for college students in Chicago, who are away from home or family, have been arranged by the Young People’s League of the United Synagogue, it was announced today. Seders will be held on Monday and Tuesday nights, March 29 and 30.

The services will be held at the community centers of the Rodlei Zedek Congregation on Monday, and the B’nal Bezalel Congregation for the second night, each in charge of a prominent Chicago rabbi. Strict conformity to the dietary laws and traditional customs will be the rule.

This is the first service of its kind in the city and a very nominal charge, merely to cover actual cost of food, is to be made. The committee in charge is Donald Glassman, Chairman. Sylvia Phillipson, Beatrice Simon. Saran Melnick, B. J. Ecker, Florence Gelbspan, Roy Zeff, Al Baim, Jeanette Rubin and Florence Cohen.

Jewish youth groups throughout the United States have been called upon to contribute a total of $3,500 to the support of the Boy Scout movement among the Jewish boys and girls of Palestine. Young Judaea, National Jewish youth organization, sponsors the campaign.

Young Judaea clubs, which number almost 1,000. Sunday School and Hebrew School classes, have been called upon to contribute $5.75 each to the support of the Palestinian Scout movement, which styles itself the Hebrew Scout Association.

The Palestinian scout movement, which is conducted entirely in Hebrew, from its literature to the language of command, has been in existence for a number of years past.

Mr. Nathan Straus is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Young Judaea which is sponsoring the campaign.

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