At the formal dedication of the new sixteen-story Federation Building, 67-71 West Forty-seventh Street, New York, the new home of the Federation for the support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies on Friday, announcement was made of an additional gift of $200,000 toward the cost of the building, from Frederick Brown, who donated the $500,000 site on which the building stands.
Felix M. Warburg, chairman of the Federation board, opening the dedication ceremonies praised Mr. Brown and other donors for their generosity in making the new building possible, and pointed out that savings in rentals would net the Federation $50,000, which would be available for direct use in meeting philanthropic needs. Sol M. Stroock, president of the Federation, presided.
Preliminary to the main dedication program, the Leo Sulzberger Memorial Room was dedicated, with Mr. Stroock, Dr. Soloman Lowenstein, executive director of the Federation and Cyrus Sulzberger, father of Leo Sulzberger, as the speakers.
Other contributions announced included: A gift of $50,000 toward the building fund by Mr. Warburg, $25,000 each from Eli H. Bernheim and S. W. Straus, $10,000 each from Mortimer J. Fox, Samuel Keller Jacobs, Ralph Jonas. Charles Noyes and Thomas F. Ryan and $5,000 each from Charles Kaye, G. Richard Davis, Arthur Lehman, Commodore Louis D. Beaumont. Max N. Natanson, David A. Ansbacher, Newmark, Jacobs & Newmark. David A. Schulte, Ludwig Vogelstein, Percy S. Straus and Joseph L. Buttenwieser. in memory of Clara Buttenweiser Unger.
REPORT SERIOUS DISSENSION IN THE HADASSAH CIRCLES
Dissension in the Hadassah, Women’s Zionist Organization, because of the present controversy is assuming serious form, according to “Dos Yiddishe Folk”, Yiddish organ of the Zionist Organization of America.
Commenting upon the votes of confidence in the present administration that many Hadassah chapters have taken, contrary to the attitude of the Hadassah National Board, the weekly states that although “it is encouraging to observe the presence of many intellectual forces in the Women’s Zionist Organization who understand the sense and purpose of the Jewish renaissance movement, it is a sad sight to see the direct result of the spirit of destruction which a group of Hadassah leaders have introduced into their own movement. This is the sin and its punishment.”