Far West Communities Suffer from Isolation Mrs. Sloss Declares

Jewish women are greatly interested in the movement for the outlawry of war, declared Mrs. Marcus C. Sloss, prominent woman leader on the Pacific Coast, who arrived in New York from San Francisco on her way to Washington to attend the conference on the Cause and Cure of War.

Mrs. Sloss, who goes as a delegate from the National Council of Jewish Women and the National League of Women Voters to the conference, when interviewed by a representative of the “Jewish Daily Bulletin” at the Savoy-Plaza Hotel, commented on conditions in the Jewish communities on the Pacific coat. Mrs. Sloss, who is the wife of Marcus C. Sloss, former Justice of the California Supreme Court, takes extensive interest in all civic activities in San Francisco and in many Jewish affairs.

“The greatest handicap to Jewish activities on the Pacific Coast one realizes with renewed emphasis when one arrives in the East, where Jewish cultural and religious activities are in full swing, is our too great indifference to national and international considerations,” said Mrs. Sloss. “Though it is true that the Jewish communities on the Pacific Coast are endeavoring to meet all the problems that arise and meet them very successfully, the fact remains that the Jewish community of the West suffers from isolation from the large body of Jewish life in this country.

“This condition is obviously the result of distance, but with the present development of communication and the radio, it is high time that the Jews of the Far West overcome this isolation. Jewish life there would became richer and fuller if the contact with cultural trends and accomplishments of American Jews at large would be closer. In this respect, the service rendered by the “Jewish Daily Bulletin” is of inestimable value.

“Greater stimulus would result, I am confident if the leaders of the Pacific Coast communities would more frequently attend the large national conventions,” said Mrs. Sloss and also that she hoped and believed that the great convention which meets in San Francisco next month will do much to stimulate the sort of attitude that Californians need will help to foster Western interest in other than local considerations.

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