German Jews Cope with Problem of Members Leaving Communities

Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service

A serious problem has arisen in German Jewry as a result of the growing number of Jews who are leaving the organized Jewish communities with a view to avoiding payment of the communal taxation. The Constitution Commission of the Prussian Federation of Jewish Communities. which is drawing up the final form of the Constitution of the Federation for submission to the next Assembly of the Federation in March, dealt with this problem at its meeting held here this week.

The present laws governing the rights of a Jew to leave the Jewish Community without ceasing to be a Jew, Dr, Ismar Freund said, is menacing the existence of hundreds of the smaller communities. It was decided to incorporate provisions in the new Constitution of the Federation by which Jews leaving a community without joining another Community would become liable under law to continue to pay their communal taxation to a publicly and legally recognized Federation of Jewish Communities.

Twenty-three delegates representing local unions of fur workers and cloak makers, led by Left Wing officers, were ousted from the Central Trades and Labor Council at the request of President William Green of the American Federation of Labor, who informed the central body that the communistic activities of the delegates no longer entitled them to affiliation with the labor movement.

Those who were ousted were Furriers Ben Gold. Communist Chairman of the Joint Board of Fur Workers. L. Berger. Sam Liebowitz. Ben Weinstein. Ben Colonberg. Sam Mencher. Mark Spivak. Ben Garf. Joseph Fleiss, Lena Greenberg. John Winogradsky. Fannie War. shafsky; cloakmakers. H. Kruger. J. Goldner. A. Furman, Saul Miller, Rose Kaplan. Mollie Perlman. Vice-Chairman of the Cloakmakers General Strike Committee, Celia Samorodin, Joseph Goretsky and Elias Kudrinetzky.

The following garment workers’ delegates were installed in their places: B. Moser. A. Wagman. J. Halperin, H. Willenberg, Julius Hochman. Mollie Friedman. L. Rieff. Harry Dortman. I. Freund, B. Wilensky and F. Rein. New fur workers’ delegates will be installed later.

Rabbi Horace J. Wolf of Temple B’rith Ko desh. Rochester, N. Y. died at his home in that city. He was 41 years old.

During the World War Rabbi Wolf was in charge of field work for the Jewish Welfare Board in New York State and the Middle West. serving without pay. He was also Chairman of the Committee on Social Justice ? the Central Conference of American Rabbis. From 1921 to 1923 he was corresponding secretary of the Rabbis’ Conference and, as a field secretary of its Joint Distribution Committee. visited Poland.

Rabbi Wolf also was a Vice President of the New York State Confederation of Charities and Correction, and President of the Rochester Blind Association, the Social Workers’ Club and the Rochester Prison Association. He was President of the Rochester City Club in 1924.

Seventeen Jewish undergraduates at Columbia University were among the 86 students who received awards for non-athletic student activities.

Forty-eight candidates for admission to the Maryland bar passed the recent series of examinations, it was announced by the State Board of Law Examiners. Of these about one-third are Jews.

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