The program for the thirtieth annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America, which will open in Atlantic City on June 26, was made public at Zionist headquarters yesterday. The three day sessions will be held in the Chelsea Assembly Hall adjoining the Hotel Ritz Carlton where the convention headquarters will be located.
The National Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization will meet on Sunday morning and the first session of the convention will take place in the afternoon. Louis Lipsky, President of the Zionist Organization of America, will present his annual message at this session.
The Sunday evening session will be a mass meeting. The speakers on this occasion will be Abraham Goldberg, Vice-President of the Zionist Organization; Miss Henrietta Szold, Mrs. Irma Lindheim, President of Hadassah; Morris Rothenberg, Maurice Samuel, Bernard A. Rosenblatt, Rev. Z. H. Masliansky, and Judge Wm. M. Lewis, who will preside. The finals of the oratorical contest arranged by Young Judaea will also take place at this session.
The third session will be held Monday afternoon. The convention will at this time consider resolutions on organization. The Committee on Palestine Funds will present its report and the discussion will be introduced by Judge Wm. M. Lewis, national chairman, and Emanuel Neumann, chairman of the Board of Directors, for the United Palestine Appeal; Morris Rothenberg for the Keren Hayesod; Bernard A. Rosenblatt for the Jewish National Fund; Mrs. Edward Jacobs for the Hadassah Medical Organization; Dr. David J. Kaliski for the Hebrew University Committee. A discussion on the problems of the American Zion Commonwealth will be led by S. J. Rosensohn.
The report of the Committee on nominations will open the Monday evening session.
The convention will be asked to formulate recommendations to the Zionist Congress. Dr. S. Berustein, chairman of the Shekel Board, will report on Shekolim and Congress election procedure.
At the final session of the convention Tuesday evening resolutions dealing with youth activities, cultural activities. finance and budget will be received and discussed.
Ten charities will receive $1,000 each by the terms of the will of Sam Bernard, the comedian who died May 16 on his way to Europe, it was disclosed when his will was filed at the Surrogate’s office. The bulk of his estate, which is expected to total about $500,000, goes in trust to his widow, Mrs. Florence Bernard, and his son and daughter, Sam Bernard, Jr., and Roselind Bernard.
The charities receiving bequests are the Mount Sinai Hospital, the Jewish Aid Society. the Actors Fund, the Monteliore Home, the Beth Israel Hospital, the Home of Sons and Daughters of Israel, the Home for the Destitute Blind, the Hospital for Deformative and Crippled Children, the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and the Jewish Theatrical Guild.