Jewish Students in France Establish Federation

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

The first Congress of Jewish students in France was just concluded here.

The Congress adopted a resolution protesting against the anti-Semitic campaign, the numerus clausus and the persecution of Jewish students in Roumania. The text of this resolution will be forwarded to the Roumanian, Polish and Hungarian Consulates in France, to the League of Nations and to all Jewish student organizations through-out the world.

A second resolution expresses sympathy with Sholom Schwartzbard and the hope that his acquittal by an impartial jury will signify the condemnation of anti-Semitism and the pogroms waged against the Jews.

The Conference sent a message to the Hebrew University greeting the University as “an institution devoted to the revival of Jewish learning.”

It was decided to establish a central Federation of the Jewish student organizations in France.

In the course of the debate on the resolutions, a student, Dombrovsky, paid tribute to the assistance rendered the organization of Jewish students in Nancy by the Alliance Israelite Universelle, which provides almost the whole of its budget.

JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES

The cornerstone of the new Temple Tiferas Israel, Stapleton, S. L, was laid last Sunday.

Borough President Lynch, Commissioner David Rendt, Joseph Barondess, Morris Sendar, president of the Congregation, and Rabbi Roshgolin were the speakers.

Edward Feuerstein was chairman of the building committee.

The sum of $33,500 was added to the total of money contributed to the $1,500,000 Y. M. H. A. Building Fund Friday during a luncheon at the Lawyers’ Club, to Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, president of the Association. The hosts were James N. Rosenberg, Benjamin F. Feiner and Ludwig Vogelstein.

The largest contributor at the luncheon was Solon Summerfield, president of the Gotham Hosiery Co., who gave $15,000. Arthur Sachs gave $7,500. Alfred L. Rose, Samuel Kronsky, James N. Rosenberg and Benjamin F. Feiner each gave $2,500, and David L. Podell $1,000. This brings the total raised to $576,100.

A membership campaign to yield $250,000 in annual income will be launched on May 23 by the Jewish Education Association, it was announced by Jonah J. Goldstein, Chairman of a special committee charged with raising the fund. The money will provide for religious instruction of Jewish children.

The Jewish Consumptive Relief Society of New York City will be able to establish a sanatarium in Goshen. N. Y. according to its plans, despite the attempts made by some residents of that town to prevent it.

After failing to block the organization’s application for a State permit, an effort to try to buy the site before the society could acquire it has also failed.

Wealthy residents of Goshen, learning that it contemplated locating the sanitarium on the Rolland White estate of 300 acres, undertook to buy the property. It is understood that upward of $50,000 cash was offered, but that the offer was turned down because the society had already taken an option on the place.

The Jewish Agricultural Society will award prizes aggregating $500 for outstanding achievements in the field of farming, farm home management, rural sanitation and communal activities, the Society announced. Twenty-nine prizes are offered.

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