That the decisions to be made at the National Conference on Palestine, to be held in Boston on Saturday evening, November 10, and Sunday, November 11, will be of paramount importance, is a statement made by Morris Rothenberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Palestine Appeal, in a message urging the prominent contributors to and workers for the United Palestine Appeal to participate in the Boston Conference.
According to a report made by Dr I. M. Rubinow, Executive Director of the United Palestine Appeal, who is making the preparations for the Boston Conference, approximately one thousand delegates from all parts of the country will attend the meeting. Dr. Rubinow stated that an unusual amount of interest has been stimulated in the national conference on Palestine, because it is looked upon as the first meeting where united Jewry will discuss the problems facing the upbuilding of the Jewish National Homeland.
In his statement to the contributors, Mr. Rothenberg said:
“Unusual importance attaches to the National Conference on Palestine which will be held in Boston on Saturday evening, November 10 and Sunday, November 11. It will be the first national meeting of the contributors of the United Palestine Appeal after the momentous non-Zionist Conference on October 20. Boston will afford an opportunity to those who have already taken an outstanding part in the work of rebuilding Palestine to give a new tempo to the fund-raising efforts for Palestine, because of the spirit of unity in the work for Palestine, which resulted from that Conference.
“The decisions to be made at the Boston Conference will be of so important a character that the conference will need the benefit of the communal experience of every important contributor to and worker for the United Palestine Appeal. The problems that will come before the various sessions will be domestic as well as those concerning the best interests of Palestine. The steps that will have to be taken to interest American Jews, regardless of their previous affiliation, to a greater United Palestine Appeal, and the plans that will have to be drawn up to take advantage of the undeniable economic progress that is taking place in Palestine, will require a deep sense of responsibility and a prestige which must be provided by a large body of representative Jews,” Mr. Rothenberg declared.
On the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of Dr. William S. Friedman, the members of the Board of Managers of the National Jewish Hospital gave a banquet at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Col., on Wednesday evening, October 24th.
Dr. Friedman came to Temple Emanuel in Denver, on his graduation from the Hebrew Union College in 1889, and has remained in this pulpit during his entire ministry. Dr. Friedman has been a dominant factor in the work of the National Jewish Hospital.