Jewish Workers’ Meeting on Culture is Opened

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The second All Soviet Congress of Cultural Workers will be opened here tomorrow. Problems of Jewish culture in Russia will be considered at the sessions.

The conference was called at the initiative of the Russian, Ukrainian and White Russian Education Commissariats and will be in session for two weeks.

Jewish and non-sectarian charities and homes for incurables will benefit by the will of the late Max Blumenthal, New York attorney. By the terms of the will, the widow receives $200,000 outright and the interest from a life estate in the residue, with testamentary power over one-half of the proceeds. The remaining one-half of the residue, after the death of Mrs. Blumenthal, is to be divided into thirds and appropriated among non-sectarian charities and homes for incurables. The sum of five thousand dollars is to be given to two Jewish charities to be selected by the executors.

For the second time in the history of Lexington, Ky., a public Seder was held of all but four of the Jewish families in the town attending on Wednesday. Dr. Israel Bettan, Professor of Homileties and Midrash in the Hebrew Union College, conducted the services.

The announcement of the award of the Hannah G. Solomon Scholarship to Miss Hannah Myers of San Antonio, Texas, has been made by Mrs. S. M. Blumauer of Portland, Oregon, Chairman of the Hannah G. Solomon Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women. This award is the first made since the fund has been jointly sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Juniors and the Senior organization.

The recipient of the scholarship will prepare for Jewish social service at the Training School for Jewish Social Work in New York City. It is expected that a second award will be made before the school opens for the new term in July.

The Hannah G. Solomon Scholarship Fund seeks to interest young Jewish women in preparing themselves for careers in social service and particularly for the Departments of the National Council of Jewish Women in which the service of such trained women is greatly needed.

Berkeley, Cal., has completed its annual Community Chest campaign, oversubscribing be $877 the goal of $161,000. Participating in the Community Chest are nineteen agencies.

Much of the success of the campaign was due to the splendid work and cooperation of local Jews. Mrs. S. M. Marks was head of the woman’s division of the campaign and H. G. Zuckerman was one of the heads of the business mens’ group. Dr. Herman F. Swartz was Community Chest president.

H. G. Zuckerman has recently been appointed by City Manager John N. Edy as a member of the Berkeley Charity Commission. This Commission has seven members, whose duty it is to endorse and sponsor the activities of the various charity and character forming agencies which participate in the Community Chest and which receive financial aid from the city.

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