Ask Roumanian Government for Immediate Action on Jewish Problems

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Jewish children attending Roumanian elementary and secondary schools are not provided with Jewish religious instruction although religious instruction is provided for Christian children in the schools.

In an interpellation introduced into the Senate by Chief Rabbi Niemirower, the Maniu government was asked why no action was taken in this matter. The Minister of Education in reply stated that he will take measures for engaging Jewish religious teachers for instruction of the Jewish children in their religion.

Dr. William Filderman, president of the Union of Roumanian Jews of Bucharest, submitted a memorandum yesterday to the Minister of Justice asking for amendments in the citizenship law promulgated by the former government. This law disfranchised thousands of Jewish residents in Old Roumania and the new provinces. Minister of Justice Junian stated that he has already prepared a (Continued on Page 4)

A despatch from Vienna to the “New York Times” states that Prof. Sigmund Freud, psychoanalyst, has challenged, Juliu Maniu, Roumanian Premier, to justify his claim to be the liberator of Roumania from political persecution.

Prof. Freud, with two other Viennese professors and Wilhelm Ellenbogen, Socialist leader, despatched telegrams to Maniu and the Regency Council of Roumania declaring: “The Maniu party has declared the conditions obtaining in Roumania illegal and promised political amnesty. We are expecting to see immediate abolition of military courts, general amnesty and the release of Bujor and Stefanoff.”

Bujor and Stefanoff are two Social Democrats of the Extreme Left sentenced respectively to life and ten years’ imprisonment under the regime of former Premier Bratianu for conspiracy against the state.

The first meeting of the proposed synagogue in the City Hall and Wall Street Section will be held at 305 Broadway, New York, Room 114, on Monday, January 28, at 4 P. M.

At this meeting officers and directors will be elected and a discussion will be held as to where permanent quarters should be located. Benjamin E. Greenspan is Chairman of the Committee.

The Independent Relief Society for Przemysl held its first annual banquet Sunday evening at the Pythian Temple, which was attended by two hundred men and women. The organization supports six Jewish institutions in Przemysl, sending them remittances monthly. Mr. Joseph Schild is President of the group and Mrs. L. Salzberg. First Vice-President.

Reports of the captains in the Philadelphia Federation of Jewish Charities campaign brought the total sum during last week to $868,135, which is nearly half of the $1,750,000 goal set for the campaign.

Reports of the women’s teams reached the sum of $54,692. From the men’s division, subscriptions amounting to $252,612 were reported, making the total for the day $307,304.

Plans for the erection of a synagogue and community center for the Congregation Agudath Achim of Shreveport. La., were given impetus at a meeting of the building committee. The drive being conducted under the leadership of Rabbi Alexander S. Wiesel to obtain funds with which to finance the project has been successful thus far, the Rabbi stated. Ground is expected to be broken for the structure within a few weeks.

The Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations of Greater New York will hold its annual convention and luncheon Wednesday. January 30th, at the Astor Hotel, according to an announcement by Mrs. Isaac Kubie. The convention will hold an all-day session. Mrs. David E. Gohtfarb, President of the Federation, will preside.

The twentieth annual meeting of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America. Hias, will be held Sunday afternoon. March 17th, 1929, at the Hooed Asccr, New York City, it was announced.

Reports of the activities of the Society will be presented and particular reference will be made to the progress in the development of new immigration centers.

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