Philadelphia, Pa (Jan. 31)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
One hundred and twenty-five delegates attended the opening sessions of the Convention of District No. 3, Independent Order B’nai Brith at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel. The Convention is the first of the Order to be held in this city in fourteen years.
The delegates were officially welcomed to the city by Judge Leopold C. Glass in behalf of Mayor Kendrick
Leon B. Stein of Wheeling, West Virginia, District President, presided. Mr. Stein in his annual report pointed out the growth of the District, six new groups having been added in the last two years.
A plan for expansion of the Order was presented by Joseph W. Herbach, Secretary of the District, in his annual report. Mr. Herbach suggested that B’nai Brith Lodges be established in connection with all the synagogues and Centers.
Alfred M. Cohen, President of the Order, and Dr. Boris D. Bogen, Executive Secretary and Director of the Wider Scope Movement, were the guests of honor at a banquet given Sunday night.
Mr. Cohen urged support for the drive for $2,000,000 new being conducted by the Wider Scope Comimttee. One million dollars is to De spent for the Hillel Foundation, Mr. Cohen declared. “The Hillel Foundation which is already established at the Universities of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and California, is performing a major function in Jewish life,” Mr. Cohen declared. It has been long apparent that the Jeish youth, particularly the Jewish student youth is trangement which is the result of ignorance. That great deficiency the Hillel Foundation proposes to remedy and has already remedied in the Universities where it is functioning,” Mr. Cohen declared.
Joseph L. kun. Lcon B. Stein, Rabbi William H. Fineshriber, Joseph Seigler of Newark, N. J., and Rabbi Max Currick of Erie, Pa., also addressed the gathering.