Jerusalem (Jun. 19)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The Greek Consul General here in a statement issued to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency representative commented on the JTA despatch from New York concerning the discriminatory treatment accorded American Jewish travellers at Piraeus.
Dr. Leo S. Honor and Mrs. Krigler were not admitted at Piraeus because they were without Greek visas, the Consul stated. Hundreds of Jews who received visas in Jerusalem were admitted to Greece, he declared.
Following addresses by Abraham Wernick of Philadelphia, Rabbi S. Joshua Kohn of the West Philadelphia Jewish Community Center and E. J. Londow, Field Secretary of the New Jersey Jewish Welfare Board, a campaign for a Jewish community center in Wildwood, N. J. was launched at a dinner held at the Metropolitan Hotel.
The Center is planned to meet the religious and educational needs of the community, numbering approximately one hundred families. The movement is sponsored by the Hebrew Progressive Club, Daniel Baker, president; In co-operation with Congregation Beth Judah, Ed Berkowitz, President Abraham Konowitch is President of the Joint Committee. Irving Shenberg acted as toast-master.
The appointment of a Jew to the Chicago Board of Education is expected. A vacancy will soon exist on that board. The last Jewish member of the board was Jacob Loeb, who was president of that body for several years. His term expired about seven years ago.