Further Attempts to Unite Bessarabian Jewry

(J. T. A. Mail Service)

In an attempt to bring about a reconciliation between the two opposing groups in the Jewish Community, the Democrats and Orthodox, a joint meeting of the Central Committees elected by the Democratic and Orthodox Conferences was held here.

The Democratic representatives put forward four points as a basis of agreement: 1. Votes for all persons who have attained the age of twenty-one; 2. Votes for women; 3. The Rabbinate to be under the control of the Kultus section and 4. The introduction of progressive taxation.

Chief Rabbi Zirelson, on behalf of the Orthodox fraction, said that they would agree to the first and fourth points, if the Democratic fraction would withdraw the other two points. It was not found possible to reach agreement on the question, and it was decided to postpone the drafting of the statutes until September. Meanwhile it was decided to set up commissions in Kishnineff and in the provinces on a parity basis, in order to prepare a list of the Jewish population.

The New York Hospital for Joint Diseases will eventually receive the amount of $293,494 left by Henry W. Frauenthal, founder of the hospital.

Dr. Frauenthal who died May 11, 1927, left a gross estate of $330,182 and net assets of $293,494, according to a transfer tax appraisal. Although the widow, Mrs. Clara Frauenthal, three brothers and two sisters received the bulk of the estate in life tenure the Hospital for Joint Diseases, which was left $10,000 and the testator’s medical library, eventually will receive a fund made up of the principals of various trusts after the death of the beneficiaries. It is to be used to finance laboratory work at the hospital.

The Canadian Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal at McGill Conservatorium of Music was won by a Jewish girl, Miss Vera Weinfeld. Henry Brant, son of Prof. Saul Brant of the Conservatorium. passed the first examination with distinction.

The Jewish Journal a new Jewish periodical in San Francisco, will make its initial appearance August 15 as a semi-monthly. It will be edited by Rabbi Elliot M. Burstein Rabbi Rudolph I. Coffee, Rabbi Michael Fried Rabbi Louis I. Newman and Rabbi Jacob Nieto.

Eugene B. Block, for many years active in San Francisco newspaper work and contributor to Jewish publications, is the publisher of the new paper Louis H. Cahen is buriness manager.

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