Union of American Hebrew Congregations Convention Opens in Cleveland Today

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Ludwig Vogelstein, chairman of the Executive Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, will open the sessions of the thirtieth biennial convention of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations which begins here tomorrow and will continue until Thursday. Henry W. Morgenthau, former Ambassador to Turkey is to preside over the first public session on Monday evening, in which delegates to the Union convention and to the biennial conferences of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods and the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, which are being held at the same time, will participate.

Mr. Morgenthau will open a discussion on “The Perpetuation of Judaism,” the subject which will occupy the attention of the Convention. Fifteen hundred delegates are expected to attend.

Dr. Lee K. Frankel, vice-president of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, will deliver the first formal address on this subject. Rabbi Nathan Krass, of Temple Emanu-El, New York, will talk on “Judaism in the Home” on Tuesday afternoon, and Roger W. Straus, President of the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, and Dr. Samson Benderly, director of the New York Bureau of Jewish Education will speak on “Judaism and the Youth of Tomorrow” on Wednesday evening.

Adolph S. Ochs will preside over a sectional meeting on Monday afternoon devoted to the Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati, at which he will report on the progress of the five-million-dollar Endowment Fund campaign for that institution.

Frau Paula Ollendorf, of Breslau, who arrived in the United States several days ago, will address the Sisterhood Convention. Her subject will be “Jewish Conditions in Europe.”

Of primary importance in the subjects to be considered at the Convention is the financial status of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Six months ago it was compelled to curtail by $100,000 its $600,000 budget for the current year and now faces a financial crisis.

The New York delegates to the convention are: Dr. Jonah B. Wise, Dr. Irving F. Reichart, Adolf Steiner, Rabbi B. A. Tinnier, Dr. Maurice H. Harris, Samuel Kramer, Isidore H. Kempuer, D. Brown, Roger W. Straus, Myron Sulzberger, Ludwig Vogelstein, Max Kohler. Henry J. Beruheis, Rev. Dr. H. G. Euclow, Philip J. Goodhart, Rev. Dr. Nathan Krass, Adolph S. Ochs, William I. Spieglberg, Mr. Mrs. Henry M. Toch. Henry M. Toch, Arthur Zinn, Mrs. Jacob Werheim, Mrs. Sigmund Berger, Dr. Jos. Blum, Simon Gott schall, Hugo Oppenheim, Harry N. Wessel, Mrs. Chas. Hoffman, Casa Paskas, Milton Steiner, Chas. F. Bloch, Edward Davis, Hon. Abram I, Elkus, F. Julius Fohs.

Dr. Sidney E. Goldstern, Walter S. Hilborn Joseph M. Levine, Nathan Straus, Jr., S. W. Straus. Edward R. Cohn. David E. Goldfarb. Samuel Levine, Mrs. William Giutell, Mrs. Sallie Kubie Glauber, Mrs. Wm. M. Flexner, Mrs. Henry Goldstone, Mrs. Mrs. Jonah B. Wise, Miss Belle Osterwais, Mrs. Ely Wolfner, Mrs. Leo Goldsmith, Mrs. Nathan Krass, Mrs. Sigmund Dorger, Mrs. Chas. Ducas, Mrs. Haitie Teledauo. Mrs. Jessie Birn. Mrs. David E. Goldfarb. Mrs. Sam Levine, Mrs. Arthur Stern, Mrs. Max Wolff, Mrs. Joseph Rausch-kolb. Mrs. Rebecca M. Seligman, Nellie E. Berger, Doris P. Ducas, Eslralla Truxton, Mrs. Harry Cahn. Mrs. Edward N. Mayer, Mrs. Maurice Miller, Mrs. Adolph Reichunanu.

Mrs. Max L. Levenson. Hon. Henry M. Goldiogle, Rev. Dr. Redolph Grossman, Mrs. M. Dworetzky, Hermann Epstein. Walter J Rosston. Abraham N. Davis. Edward Haas, William Godnick, Dr. Alexander Lyous, David Garfinkle, Mr. Joseph Lefkowitz, Mrs. Julia Coblens, Rev. Dr. S. R. Cohen. Jacob Mamne, Arnold H. Schmidt, Louis Hamburger, H Louis Jacobson, Cyrus Rheims, David Schwartz, Meier Steinbrink, George Dressler, Bernhard Natt, Mrs. Sara Hilkowich, Mrs. George Dressler, Mrs. Max Dressler, Mrs. Max Goldmeyer, Mrs. Albert May, Mrs. B. Natt, Mrs. A. Spitzer, Mrs. Harry Reinberg, Mrs. M. A. May, Hannah Franklin. Dorothy Michaels. Mrs. W. Abrahams, Mrs. J. Manne, Mrs. H. Newman. Mrs. J. Rosenthal, Miss H. Schmidt, Mrs. J. Schwartz, Freda J. Lefkowitz.

Louis Newman Joseph Fried, Isaac S. Heller. Samuel Kubie. Rabbi Isaac Landman, Benjamin Vett, Miss Pauline Emanuel, Mrs. Samuel Kubie, Mrs. Harry Morgenstern, Mrs. Sidney Strongin, Sidney F. Strongin, Edward I. Levy, Seymour Ripin, Jacob A. Voice, 1. Walter Gednick, and Charles P. Kramer.

On her arrival in New York. Frau Ollendorf stated to a representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency:

“It is owing to the Union of Jewish Women that the Jewish women of Germany have finally won the franchise in the Jewish community, so that they are now represented on all communal boards.”

“The Jews of Germany,” she stated, “are enjoying a renaissance–the strong anti-Semitism which they have been combating of late has proved to be a master, though a rough one, who has caused Jews to think of their mission in this world. This strong spirit of responsibility, combined with social work, will, I am sure, be the basis of reconciliation between the different strata of the Jewish population. The reconciliation will be facilitated by the fact that we Jews in Germany are not separated into different Jewish communities but include in our ‘kehillah’ all the varying shades and nuances of Judaism.”

Rabbi Shayer Shoichet of Montreal, Canada, was almost instantly killed when a revolver in the hands of Wilfred Lesard, 16, who was attempting to sell the weapon, was discharged. Lesard told the police the shooting was accidental.

The boy said he had received the pistol from a friend who promised him a commission if he sold it for a certain price. The owner said he knew the revolver was loaded, but had failed to caution Lesard.

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