London (Aug. 24)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A letter from David Lloyd George, former Prime Minister, expressing his admiration for the Jewish people was made public yesterday. Lloyd George, in a letter apologizing for his absence from a luncheon given at Bangor, Wales, by the summer school of the Interuniversity Jewish Federation, states:
“There is nothing which would be more agreeable to me than to attend a gathering of the famous people whose noble literature constitutes the chief guide and inspiration of the people to whom I belong. I am proud to think that I have been throughout my life an ardent defender of your great people against all their critics and revilers.
“No part of my public life gives me more satisfaction,” Lloyd George wrote, “than when, as Prime Minister, I took an active part in framing the Declaration which established the right of the Jewish race to its national home in the land to which their ancestors gave such immortal glory.”
Louis E. Kirstein, of Boston, Mass., was elected one of the vice-presidents of the Boston Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Kirstein is prominent in Jewish communal life in Boston.
Rabbi Louis I. Newman of Temple Emanu-El. San Francisco, has been appointed Chairman of the Sub-committee on Religious Freedom and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Civil Liberties Committee of California. Rabbi Newman has been active in defending the teaching of science against the anti-evolution forces and played an important part in the defeat of the Release Time Religious Education Bill of the California Legislature. He is now one of the leaders in opposing an initiative measure requiring Bible reading in the public schools to be voted on this fall.
The pupils of the night schools of New York are largely men and women of foreign birth, struggling to become Americans, according to the Bureau of Education at Washington.
“Boys and girls,” it pointed out. “attend in decreasing numbers, for they are finding their opportunities in continuation schools and otherwise.”
During the school year of 1924-1925 the number enrolled in these schools of New York was 60,445, of whom approximately 55,000 were foreign-born, representing seventy different countries. Eleven of the evening pupils were native-born American Indians.
Mrs. Jennie Rosenbaum, of Jamaica, L. I., died on Sunday. She was born in New York City in 1853. Her husband, Sigmund Rosenbaum, formerly was a trustee of Temple Rodeph Sholom and treasurer of Washington Lodge, Independent Order B’nai B’rith. For seventeen years Mrs. Rosenbaum was treasurer of Deborah Verein. She was also a member of the Sisterhood of Temple Rodeph Sholom and of the Women’s Association of the temple, as well as the Independent Order of B’nai B’rith.
Greetings from Governor Albert C. Ritchie were read and an address by Mayor Howard W. Jackson was delivered at the opening and dedication of the new synagogue of the Shaarei Zion Congregation, Baltimore, Md., last Sunday afternoon.
The principal address was delivered by Rabbi Bernard J. Schweffel, of Washington. Other speakers included Rabbi Mordecai Rabinowitz, of the Har Zion Congregation, and E. Milton Altfeld, Assistant State’s Attorney. Emanuel Gorfine presided. Robert L. Kushnick is president of the congregation.
Following the declination of Walter Cohen, whom the Republicans had designated for the nomination for Congress from the Nineteenth Congressional District, it was announced that Harold Korn had been chosen. Mr. Korn has been active in Republican politics in his district and in New York County for the last fifteen years. He has served as Chairman of the Speakers’ Bureau of the Coolidge League of New York. At present he is political editor of “The Republican,” organ of the New York County Republican Committee.
Mr. Korn will have as his opponent Sol Bloom, the incumbent, who has been redesignated by the Democrats.
A fight between residents of the Eleventh Ward. Minneapolis, Minn., and the Talmud Torah over the proposed erection of a Talmud Torah ended amicably. Residents who conducted the fight agreed to buy the lot on which the school was to be built. When announcement was made that a Talmud Torah would be erected, residents of the neighborhood procured the establishment of easement lines which curtailed the amount of building space on the lot. Officials of the Talmud Torah announced that they would erect the school building anyway. A compromise was effected when the residents offered to buy the property.