Warsaw (Sep. 21)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A bureau to locate the missing husbands of Jewish women in Poland will be opened soon, according to a decision of the Union of Rabbis in the Republic of Poland.
A large number of Jewish women in Poland are in the class of the Agunoth (women whose husbands have been lost track of) since the close of the World war. Many of the husbands are believed to be in countries overseas and refuse to communicate with their wives or send them support.
Cooperation between Polish and American rabbis on this matter was secured during the visit of Rabbi Ezekiel Lipshitz, president of the Polish Rabbis Union, to the United States last year.
The Union of Orthodox Rabbis in the United States and Canada has allotted the amount of $8,000 for this work; $1,500 have already been remitted for this purpose.
Percy S. Straus, chairman of the executive committee of the Centennial Fund of New York University gave a luncheon on Tuesday to the publishers of fifty trade papers to interest them in the fund.
Aaron Straus was elected chairman and Jacob Blaustein vice-chairman of the board at the first meeting of the newly created board of trustees of the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association of Baltimore. Md.