Washington, D. C., (Oct. 3)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
New plans for the present collegiate season were announced by Max Rhoade, president of the Avukah, American student Zionist Federation.
A; Board of Trustees is to be formed which will take care of the financing of the Avukah, removing the burden from the student ranks. A conference for the formation of this Board of Trustees will be held in New York, Sunday, October 28, at which Rabbi Stephen S. Wise will act as chairman, Charles J. Rosenbloom, of Pittsburgh has been chosen tresurer of the Board of Trustees.
In accordance with the resolutions adopted at the last annual convention of Avukah at Pittsburgh, and a referendum vote recently conducted, new policies will be carried into effect with in the organization, as regards membership and cultural work. Membership will henceforth be selective, on the basis of character and Zionist attainments, and admission to full fledged membership in the Avukah will require a majority vote of the members of the local chapter, Mr. Rhoade announced. At the same time there will be a class of associate members entitled to all privileges except the vote, composed of “novice members.”
The president also announced the appointment of Samuel S. Grossman of New York as National Executive Secretary of the Avukah. Mr. Grossman was for a number of years manager of the Jewish Art Theater, and last year was associated with Dr. S. Benderly in the work of the Bureau of Jewish Education. He has also been Educational Director of the Brooklyn Jewish Center. He is the author of a number of plays and poems of Jewish interest.
Among the publications planned by Avukah are a Zionist text book and a Palestine and Zionist anthology.
A “Hechalutz” book, as a tribute to the Chalutz movement on its tenth anniversary, will shortly be off the press. It is being published by Avukah with the cooperation of the Zionist Labor Party. Zeire Zion. The book, published in English, contains a number of essays translated from the Hebrew of Chaim Nachman Bialik J. Ch. Brenner, Shlomo Schiller. A. D. Gordon, Trumpeldor, with an introduction by Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff. Miss Rebecca Schmuckler, head of the Avukah Hebrew Translation Department, is editor of the work.