I.o.b.a. Convention Decides to Extend Membership; New Assessment Plan

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Judge Gustave Hartman, Max Wolf and Isador Sherer were nominated for Grand Master of the Independent Order B’rith Abraham at the fortieth annual convention of the Order at its third session here. Congressman Nathan Perlman and Louis Siegle were named for first Deputy Grand Master and Max Hollander for Grand Secretary.

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise addressed the convention, stressing three cardinal national problems before American Jews today; relief, Palestine and Jewish rights. Dr. Wise emphasized the need of greater activity for Jewish culture and Jewish education in this country.

A resolution providing for a per?pita assessment of five cents for the American Jewish Congress, two cents for the Ort, was adopted. The convention also adopted a resolution suppporting the new Perlman immigration measure.

Judge L. Sanders presented a resolution dividing the membership of the Order into three different classes with respective rates and assessments. The object of the resolution was to reform the present basis of insurance. This resolution also opens membership in the Order to younger men.

After a heated debate the resolution was adopted. Hope was expressed by speakers that this reform will add another hundred thousand members to the present one hundred and fifty thousand.

The report of Grand Master Stern was adopted.

The convention voted to add the outgoing Grand Master, Adolf Stern, to the Executive Board of the Order as a member for life. Mr. Stern was enthusiastically cheered by acclamation of the entire convention.

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