Berlin (Oct. 14)
Interesting data of Jewish history in Germany was presented in the Berlin police exhibition which opened here yesterday. At the exhibition there is a small pavilion entitled “Police and Jews.” The pavilion includes documents of Jewish life in the Middle Ages, the papal complaint of 1462 against the Jews living near St. Bartholomews’ Church in Frankfurt, where they could see the usages of the Christian religion and hear the mass, thus bringing Christianity into disrepute, the complaint declares. The senate decree of 1614, declaring that dieters who loot the Judengasse will be prosecuted and punished is included. There are also copper plates showing what is purported to be the murder of a Danish captain by a Jew and the execution of the murderer.
The annual drive of the Federated Jewish Charities of Boston for $500,000 will be launched on Oct. 31, at a community dinner at the Hotel Copley-Plaza.
Plans for amalgamating four Jewish Luncheon Clubs in New England, under the name of the National Probus Clubs have been prepared. The clubs already included in this national organization, are the Probus Club of New Haven, Avoda Club of Hartford, Raeus Club of New Britain, and the Avoda Club of Worcester. The name Probus is derived from the first syllables of the words “Professional” and “Business.” Membership in the clubs is limited to Jewish business and professional men, interested in fostering the civic activities of the communities in which they live.
The national headquarters of the new organization will be located in Hartford, Conn.
Samuel L. Calechman of New Haven is President.
Over $140,000 has already been raised in Richmond Hill for the Community Center of Congregation Beth Israel. David M. Wolff is chairman of the drive. The campaign was conducted under the direction of the Jewish Welfare Board through its representative Dr. Philip R. Goldstein.