Amsterdam (Aug. 20)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
Knighthood in the Order of Orange Nassau was conferred by Queen Wilhelmina upon S. R. Labatto in recognition of his communal services. The new knight, who is a resident of the Hague, is a prominent communal worker in that city and is especially engaged in synagogue activities.
He is president of the Sephardic Congregation, and was a leading figure in the bi-centenary celebration a fortnight ago.
JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES
Arthur Lawrence Reinhart, of Chicago, was appointed Assistant Executive Secretary for organization and extension of Brotherhood work, Roger W. Straus, president of the Federation of Temple Brotherhoods announced.
Mr. Reinhart will organize the program for nearly one hundred brotherhoods and temple men’s clubs.
W. L. Holzman and Henry Monsky, prominent Jewish leaders of Omaha, Neb., were elected on the governing board of the Omaha Community Chest. The Community Chest is representative of the entire city and consists of 30 charitable societies of all denominations. Donations are pooled together and distributed to the charities as needed. It is the largest organization in the city and has set a quota of $430,000.
Prominent Jews of Worcester, Mass., plan the purchasing of the Leicester Country Club of Leicester, Mass., which they will convert into a country and golf club. The formal organization of the Jewish golf patrons will take place at a special meeting and conference in September.
A Winter Snow Camp for Jewish boys will be started this year in December in the High Sierras near Cisco, California, according to an announcement made by Louis H. Blumenthal, executive director of the San Francisco Y. M. H. A. The camp will be conducted under the joint auspices of the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association and the B’nai B’rith. This will give California boys an opportunity to see and play in snow, which they do not have an opportunity of doing in the city.
The program will consist of skiing, tobogganing, sleighing, snow-shoeing, snow sculpture, quiet games, library period, instruction in hygiene, first aid, dramatics, singing and Jewish history. Services will be held Friday night and Saturday morning.
Members of the United Palestine Appeal Committee for Baltimore, Md., will speak for the fund in all the synagogues and temples of the city on Rosh Hashanah. No appeals will be made by the speakers on this occasion for funds. They will speak in preparation for the forthcoming campaign for $150,000 to be started October 17.
Governor Smith, in a letter to the officers of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, stated that he would not accept the union’s refusal to arbitrate its differences with the Industrial Council of the Cloak, Suit and Skirt Manufacturers’ Association and that he was determined that efforts must be made to terminate the strike of 40,000 cloakmakers. now in its eighth week.
Memorial services for Dr. Aaron Ember will be held September 12 at the Chizuk Amuno Synagogue, Baltimore, Md. Dr. Ember, who was professor of Egyptology at the Johns Hopkins University, died as a result of burns received when fire destroyed his home in Windsor Hills several months ago. His wife, their 8-year-old son and their maid also lost their lives in the blaze.
Dr. Ember was greatly interested in Jewish education and had served as a member of the Board of Jewish Education.