Paris (Oct. 13)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Arrangements for the funeral of Maxim Vinaver, famous Russian Jewish jurist and leader of the Jewish community in Russia under the Czarist regime, are being made here. A Vinaver memorial committee was formed here last night on the initiative of Dr. Leo Motzkin, chairman of the Committee of Jewish Delegations. Addresses will be delivered at the funeral by Dr. Motzkin, who will speak in Hebrew, Dr. S. Goldstein and Heinrich Sliosberg in Russian and M. Jefroykin, who will speak in Yiddish.
The installation ceremonies for Rabbi Solomon N. Bazell were held last Friday night at Temple Brith Sholom, Louisville, Ky. More than 10,000 persons attended the exercises.
Dr. Julian Morganstem, president of Hebrew Union College, delivered the principal address.
Rabbi Joseph Rauch of Temple A’dath Israel, and Benjamin Rosenbaum, president of B’rith Sholom, welcomed the rabbi.
The 125th anniversary of the founding of the oldest Reformed Jewish synagogue in Philadelphia, Rodeph Shalom Congregation, will be celebrated October 23, 24 and 25.
Plans for the new building which will be erected by the Jewish Community Center of Jersey City, N. J., were discussed by the board of directors of the institution.
JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES
With the opening of the new season of the Jewish Community Centers, Young Men’s Hebrew Associations, and Young Women’s Hebrew Associations, in numerous cities, which are constituent societies of the Jewish Welfare Board, the Board announces that there are strong indications of an unusually active year.
A larger number of the constituent societies than in previous years have sought the aid of the Jewish Welfare Board in planning and carrying out their programs of educational and recreational activities during the coming season. The tendency has been marked on the part of these organizations to plan their year’s work in advance, and the Jewish Welfare Board has assisted them in doing so by issuing concrete materials on various aspects of the program. Under the encouragement and stimulation of the Board, a more pronounced Jewish character is being infused into both the mass and the club activities, the announcement of the Board declared.
Five hundred women will meet at the home of Adolph Lewisohn, New York City, on October 19, to pledge one day’s service in the tenth anniversary $4,720,000 campaign of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies.
Each of the five hundred women will be asked to give three things in behalf of the federation: one day’s service for themselves; one day’s service from an additional woman and one day’s service from a man. The five hundred additional men and the same number of additional women, together with the original group which is to meet at the Lewisohn home. will join with the Business Men’s Council of the Federation in the rally of the campaign at Hotel Pennsylvania, November 7, at which an attendance of 5,000 is expected.
Forty-five professional and business men, representing thirty-six professions and trades, have agreed to work with Adam L. Gimbel, vice-president of Saks Fifth Avenue in the raising of New York’s $1,200,000 quota for the National Farm School Expansion Project. Mr. Gimbel is chairman of the Business Men’s Council, composed of Samuel A. Vauclain, Abraham Erlanger, Manny Strauss, and Ex-Governor Sproul of Pennsylvania, which is heading a movement to raise $5,000,000 for the National Farm School.
In twelve non-sectarian settlement houses, Bible classes maintained by the Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America will begin for more than one thousand Jewish children on October 15th. These classes meet each week to instruct boys and girls, who otherwise would be without any form of religious instruction.
Mrs. S. M. Cohen is chairman of the School Committee of the Women’s League.
Plans for the cornerstone laying of the Yeshiva of America were made Tuesday night when presidents and representatives of orthodox congregations throughout the city met, at the Jewish Center, 131 West 86th Street, New York.
The conference, which was attended by over one hundred delegates, was called by Gedaliah Bublick, Editor of the “Jewish Daily News” and Chairman of the Congregations Committee for the cornerstone laying.
The cornerstone laying, which will be held Sunday morning, December 5, will be followed by exercises throughout the day, ending in a dinner which it is expected will be attended by four thousand people. Judge Otto A. Rosalsky is chairman of the morning program and Samuel Lamport will preside at the dinner.
The United Palestine Appeal campaign in Baltimore, Md. will be launched the latter part of November. It is expected that Dr. Chaim Weizmann will visit the city on the launching of the campaign. Invitations have been sent to one hundred and fifty Jewish organizations to send representatives to a conference to be held on October 19, to prepare for a reception in honor of Dr. Weizmann. Dr. Harry Friedenwald is honorary chairman of the Baltimore campaign and H. L. Caplan is chairman.
An eight-week special course for volunteer social service workers was opened yesterday in the Synagogue House, 40 West Sixty-eighth Street, New York City.
The course is under the auspices of the Women’s Organization of the Free Synagogue and more than 800 organizations and individuals cooperated in planning it. Its object is to serve as a nucleus for a central training school in New York for men and women interested in social service work, particularly as it deals with the problem of the adolescent child. Among the teachers are Health Commissioner Harris, Dr. Mark Fleming, Medical Superintendent of Bellevue; Dr. Floyd Haviland of Manhattan State Hospital; Dr. George Baehr of Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor Harry D. Kitson, Professor of Education at Columbia. Dr. Stephen S. Wise delivered the opening address on ‘”Judaism and Social Service.”
The $450,000 joint campaign for Palestine and Jewish relief was launched in Cincinnati last night at a dinner at the Hotel Sinton. Judge William M. Lewis, national chairman of the United Palestine Appeal, addressed the gathering, at which 600 persons were present. The campaign is being conducted under the name of United Jewish Appeal.
The Cincinnati committee will confine itself to an intensive ten day campaign during which it is expected the entire quota will be subscribed. Team captains have already been appointed and the various teams will swing into action today.
The first luncheon at which reports of the teams will be made will take place on October 15th and will be addressed by Rabbi James G. Heller. The second luncheon is scheduled for October 18th at the Hotel Sinton and luncheons have also been planned for October 19 and 21 at the Hotel Gibson.
Among the leaders of the campaign, are: Samuel Ach, General Chairman; Oscar Berman, Maurice J. Freiberg, Max Manischewitz, Associate Chairmen; Robert Senior. Campaign Chairman and Alfred M. Cohen, Treas.
Rabbi Simon Glazer was elected president of the Central Council of Rabbis at the eleventh annual meeting of the council.