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Philadelphia Kehillah, Recently Organized, is Now Seeking a Charter

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Steps to incorporate the Vaad Ha’ir, the executive committee of the Philadelphia Kehillah, will be taken in accordance with a decision taken at a meeting of 65 representatives of Jewish organizations held here in the Brith Sholom Auditorium Sunday. Judge William M. Lewis, national charman of the United Palestine Appeal, who presided is to be the head of the Kehillah.

The agitation for establishing a kehillah in Philadelphia has been going on for some time, deriving its main impetus from the kosher meat question.

It was declared that after a charter will be obtained, several committees are to be appointed to deal with the various phases of Jewish communal life in the city. In addition to a kosher meat supervising board, a Jewish court of arbitration is to be established to deal with purely Jewish questions such as conflicts between congregations, rabbis and cantors and other cases peculiar to Jewish life. A judge, a rabbi and a businessman are to constitute the court.

Twenty thousand pounds of matzoths will be distributed among the poor and unemployed of New York City, by the Stuhmer Baking Company of Brooklyn to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of its organization.

Charles Nemser was elected Executive Secretary of the Y.M. and Y.W.H.A., Broad and Pirie Stroets. Philadelphia, at a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the organization. Mr. Nemser will assume his duties on April 1.

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