Detroit, Mich (Nov. 7)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
–The board of directors of the Jewish Welfare Federation, of which Henry Wineman is president, approved tentative budgets for 1929 totalling a request from the Detroit Community Fund for $286,600 for all Jewish agencies. This is approximately a 15 per cent increase over 1928.
In order that the Jewish agencies may receive this sum, it is emphasized by Dr. John Slawson, executive director of the Jewish Welfare Federation, Jewish contributions must increase by 25 per cent over last year.
Samuel Summerfield, chairman of the Detroit Service Group, has accepted the chairmanship of a special committee to solicit the larger contributors. Melville S. Welt is associate chairman.
The Detroit Community Fund Campaign starts Nov. 12 and will last for twelve days.
The Jewish community of Great Neck, L. I., has organized into a permanent congregation. This congregation will be known as Temple Beth El of Great Neck. Services are being held at the Community House, temporarily, and Rabbi David Goodis has been chosen religious leader. Richard M. Adler is president.
Installation services will take place on Friday evening, November 16, at the Community House of Great Neck. The speakers will be Dr. Jonah Wise of the Central Synagogue, and Dr. Nathan Krass, of Temple Emanu-El, New York City.
Junior Hadassah, the Young Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is conducting a nationwide membership campaign to increase its membership from 10,000 to 15,000. Mass meetings, receptions, teas and various other affairs will be held during the month of November to attract new members. Sunday, Nov. 4 was celebrated as Junior Hadassah Day throughout the country. The Campaign will continue until November 15.