Plans for the twelfth triennial convention of the National Council of Jewish Women at Los Angeles in November, 1929, were announced to the Board of Managers which concluded its sessions Friday at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City. Mrs. Joseph E. Friend of New Orleans, President, stated that Mrs. Ignace J. Reis of Chicago has been appointed Chairman on Program for the convention and Mrs. Irving Bettman of St. Louis, Chairman on Transportation. It is anticipated that this convention will be the largest in the history of the organization. Delegates representing the 52,000 members of the Council in the United States and Canada will attend.
Through a report presented by the Committee on Deaf, the Board of Managers was informed that there are today three million children in the United States with defective hearing. The National Council, through its Committee, is now engaged in distributing througout the country leaflets on the prevention of deafness. Special attention is being accorded to the testing of school children. The Committee on Deaf has compiled the existing laws of each State on the subject of the deaf, as a basis for recommending better and more adequate legislation in this field.
Mrs. Sidney J. Freiberg of Cincinnati, Chairman of the Department of Extension and Field Service, reported that a membership drive will be launched in January.
Mrs. Estelle M. Sternberger, Executive Secretary of the National Council of Jewish Women, announced that a series of addresses on the program of the National Council of Jewish Women is being broadcasted every Wednesday evening over Station WMSG. The next address will be determined by the Executive Secretary.
The establishment of the first Jewish Camp for Country Children was reported by Mrs. Elmer Eckhouse, National Chairman of the Council’s Department of Farm and Rural Work. Children from rural communities in the eastern states are enrolled in this camp which aims to build up the health of undervitalized boys and girls.