National Organization for Welfare Work Among Jewish Students Created
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National Organization for Welfare Work Among Jewish Students Created

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The establishment of a national organization to carry on religious and welfare activity among Jewish students at colleges and universities was completed at a conference of representatives of thirteen national Jewish organizations at Temple Emanu-El, New York. The organization will be known as the Conference on Jewish Activities at Universities. Dr. David Philipson of Cincinnati, who was chosen president, presided at the conference. Other officers chosen were: Dr. Jacob Kohn, vice-president; Mrs. Herbert S. Goldstein, treasurer; Rabbi George Zepin, secretary. To the executive committee were elected: Harry Starr, Mrs. Maurice Steinfeld, Rabbi Isaac Landman. Dr. Leo Jung, and Mrs. Samuel Spiegel.

The main function of the new body will be advisory in scope.

A committee of three was appointed to make a survey of the Jewish situation at Cornell, with a view to initiating Jewish activities at that university.

Among the organizations represented and the delegates present were: Union of American Hebrew Congregations: Dr. David Philipson, Cincinnati, Dr. H. G. Enelow, New York; National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods: Mrs. Maurice Steinfeld, St. Louis, Rabbi George Zepin, New York; National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods: Frank Glick, N. Y.; Central Conference of American Rabbis: Rabbis Jacob B. Pollak, N. Y., Rabbi Isaac Landman, N. Y.; Rabbinical Assembly: Dr. Jacob Kohn, N. Y.; Women’s League of United Synagogue: Mrs. Samuel Spiegel, N. Y.; Miss Emily Solis Cohen; Intercollegiate Menorah Association: Harry Starr, N. Y.; Jewish Chautauqua Society: Dr. William Rosenau, Baltipore; Rabbi Marvin Nathan, Philadel ##; Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations: Mrs. Herbert S. Goldstein, Miss Zelda Gross, and Dr. de Sola Pool.

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