Minsk, White Russia (Oct. 30)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The creation of Jewish agricultural settlements in the Soviet republics has added a new holiday to the Jewish calendar.
The Yiddish elementary schools in White Russia have introduced a new holiday, called the Day of Harvests, to celebrate the Jewish agricultural work. No school sessions are held on this day, but exercises are arranged for the evening, at which the importance of the agricultural work is described.
A dinner conference of the Rabbis, presidents and other officers of the 75 congregations of New York, Long Island and Northern New Jersey affiliated with the United Synagogue of America and their sisterhoods. will be held on November 10 at Mecca Temple. N. Y. The purpose of the conference, it was stated, will be to discuss plans for future activity.