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Philadelphia Federation Elects New President

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Justin P. Allman, for twenty years a leader in organized Jewish philanthropic endeavor in this city, was last night elected president of the Federation of Jewish Charities, succeeding Judge Horace Stern, who was president for three years. Mr. Allman was first vice-president during Judge Stern’s presidency. The annual dinner meeting of the Federation was held at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, and was attended by close to one thousand persons.

In his farewell address Judge Stern reviewed the achievements of the Federation in recent years and made an eloquent plea for democracy in social service.

The need of faith in charity was emphasized by Louis E. Levinthal, president of the Associated Talmud Torahs, one of the constituent organizations of the Federation.

In addition to Mr. Allman the following officers and directors were also elected: First vice-president, Samuel S. Fels; second vice-president, Mrs. Arthur Loeb; treasurer, Isaac Gerstley; secretary, Irving Kohn.

Directors to serve until May 1, 1932: A. M. Burd, Louis Gerstley, Charles Lipshutz, Lessing Rosenwald, Samuel Paley, Sol Bacharach, Mrs. Arthur Loeh, Joseph J. Greenberg.; directors to serve to May 1, 1928: D. Hays Solis Cohen. Harry Publicker; directors to serve to May 1, 1929: Mrs. A. l. Rubenstone; directors to serve to May 1. 1930: Lionel Friedmann, Mrs. I. Albert Liveright, Mayer Lichtenstein; director to serve to May 1. 1931: Harry Nusbaum.

Albert H. Lieberman was the chairman of the dinner meeting committee and presided last night.


A world-wide survey of immigration is planned by the American Historical Association, which is raising an endowment of $1,000,000 for historical research. A survey is to be made of obscure sources, it was stated, before scholars can undertake the actual task of research.

The investigation will lead into church archives, township records, steamship and railroad records and newspaper files. Marcus L. Hansen. formerly a member of the faculty of Smith College, is outlining a plan for the association. Such a comprehensive investigation will be the best guarantee that the history of American immigration be written on the broad and impartial lines it deserves, Prof. nansen said.

On immigration the association proposes to expend $70,000 a year.

L. A. Freed of Houston. Texas. was reelected honorary president and Rabbi A. Bengis of Fort Worth. president of the Texas Zionist Association at the annual session held in Houston. Isaac Geetch of Dallas was elected first vice-president; Charles Bender of Breckenridge, second vice-president: M. Paskowitz of Galvston. third vice-president, and A. Salsburg of Fort Worth, treasurer.

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