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Missionary Society in England Exploits Misery of Polish Jews

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

An attempt to exploit the present distressful situation of the Jews in Poland for the purpose of missionary work will be made by the International Hebrew Christian Alliance, which has its headquarters here. The International Hebrew Christian Alliance is an organization of Jews converted to Christianity.

According to a statement issued by this organization, a plan is being prepared to create a Jewish settlement in Poland where employment will be offered to Jews on condition that they accept Christianity. For this purpose 200 acres of land will be bought by the Hebrew Christian Alliance and it is intended by them to extend their work of converting the Polish Jews to Christianity on a large scale. An appeal to the Christian public is being made by the Alliance now for aid in their missionary work.

JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES

A movement to link the Jewish congregations of Brooklyn into a closer union through an organization of their presidents has been started under the auspices of the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities, following a decision taken at a conference at the Unity Club, Brooklyn.

The conference, called by Meier Steinbrink, marked the first time in the history of Brooklyn that the presidents of conservative reformed and orthodox congregations assembled together.

Although called primarily for the purpose of a###ding the Federation charity ball to be held on Nov. 11. for which subscriptions will close on July 15, it was the feeling that a permanent organization such as contemplated would have a far-reaching effect on Jewish communal life and activities.

A committee to arrange for the presidents’ organization consists of Herman Apfelbaum, chairman; Samuel Rottenberg, J. H. Cohen and Meyer Yondorf. The presidents will appoint committees in their congregations to conduct the Federation membership drive. Supreme Court Justice Mitchell May is president of the Federation.

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