Washington (Aug. 20)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
A suit for $10,000 damages was filed here against B. F. Saul Company, a non-Jewish real estate firm by Isidore Janey of this city.
Mr. Janey charges that he was not allowed to take possession of an apartment in the Maryland Apartments after he had paid a deposit. He had brought his furniture from New York and arranged to move in on February 1st. However, when he attempted to take possession, Mr. Janey was told he could not do so “because he is a member of the Hebrew race.”
Mr. Janey also charges that his wife was made ill by the incident and that he lost much time from his work. He claims that he was deprived or the rights, privileges and immunities conferred upon all citizens by the United States Constitution.
The creation of a fund to be used for the purpose of encouraging the study of conditions in American Jewish life, was announced by the Council of Young Israel Synagogue Organizations, an Orthodox Jewish youth organization.
The fund will be used to award a prize of $250 annually to a graduate of the Yeshiva. upon submission of the best essay on one of the phases of Jewish life in America. The selection of the theme and the decision on the merits of the essay, were entrusted by the Council of Young Israel to Dr. Bernard Revel, President of the Faculty of the Yeshiva.
The creation of this fund was the result of a resolution adopted at the annual convention of the Young Israel held recenty at Asbury Park. N. J., at which the organization pledged its support to the Yeshiva and the Yeshiva College.
Moses H. Hoenig. President of the Council of Young Israel in a statement issued, declared that provision has already been made by the Council for the distribution of the prizes for the next five years.