New York Board of Rabbis Urge Support for Palestine Exploration Society

A resolution endorsing the work of the Jewish Palestine Exploration Society and urging the Jewish community of New York City to offer its support toward the furtherance, of the Society’s activities was adopted by the New York Board of Jewish Ministers at a recent meeting of the Board.

On January 10th a conference will be held at the Jewish Institute of Religion, West 68th Street, New York City, to discuss plans for securing the wider support of the American Jewish Public for the archaeological activities of the Jewish Palestine Exploration Society. Those who have been invited to participate in this conference are: Dr. Cyrus Adler, President of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Dropsie College; Dr. Bernard Revel, of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary; Dr. Julian Morgenstern, President of the Hebrew Union College; Dr. Stephen S. Wise, President of the Jewish Institute of Religion, and the following officers of the American Committee of the Society: Elisha M. Friedman, Chairman; Dr. David de Sola Pool, Vice Chairman; Arthur L. Malkenson, Treasurer and Rabbi J. Max Weis, Secretary.

JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES

The Junior Hadassah, consisting of younger members of the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, at its third annual mid-Winter conference at the Park Royal Hotel on Sunday, voted to expand its work in Palestine among children. The program calls for the establishment of a second children’s village and the addition of a farm for girls to one where a hundred boys are being taught the fundamentals of agricultural work.

The two-day mid-Winter conference of the Hadassah began Monday morning in the Manhattan Square Hotel.

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Young Women’s Hebrew Association will be celebrated next Sunday at the Y. W. H. A. building, 31 West 110th Street, New York.

From an organization of some thirty girls, it has grown to an enrollment of more than 7,000.

The club department of the association has been meeting for a quarter of a century the demand for organized recreation. The early organization records show that 160 girls received employment through it in a year, while the records for 1925 show 3,297 similarly accommodated.

The officers of the association are Mrs. Israel Unterberg, president, who has been head of the organization since it was founded; Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, acting president; Mrs. Irving Lehman and Mrs. H. Pereira Mendes, honorary vice-president; Mrs. Jerome J. Hanauer, Mrs. Samuel I. Hyman, vice-presidents; Mrs. Simon Liebovitz, treasurer; Mrs. Benjamin Marshall, secretary; and Mrs. Ray F. Schwartz, executive director.

Zeta Beta Tau, an intercollegiate Jewish fraternity, completed its twenty-eighth annual convention on Sunday at the Hotel Commodore. At the final session it elected Judge Grover M. Moscowitz of the Federal Court in Brooklyn President and admitted chapters in the University of North Carolina and the Southern Branch of the University of California.

Because of a deadlock, no convention city was chosen for 1927. The Executive Committee of the fraternity will make the choice, probably from Los Angeles, Chicago and Montreal. Other officers elected were: I. Emmanuel Sauder of Pennsylvania, Vice President; Michael B. Wagenheim of the University of Virginia, Secretary; Samuel R. Firestone of Ohio State, Treasurer, and Walter M. Barnett of Tulane, Historian.

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