Newark, N. J (Mar. 5)
Louis Bamberger, philanthropist, has consented to act as honorary chairman of the drive for $60,000 for the B’nai B’rith Wider Scope Committee, which will be conducted here. The “Menorah Journal” will also share in the campaign.
Mr. Bamberger, as honorary chairman, will fill the post which was to have been taken by the late Felix Fuld, his business associate. The Ezekiel Lodge of the I. O. B. B. which is conducting the drive, has decided to record the raising of the fund as a memorial to Mr. Fuld, who was for many years a member of the Order. A memorial to Mr. Fuld will be placed in the Ezekiel Home at the conclusion of the campaign.
Joseph Kraemer was chosen chairman of the drive. Oscar Leonard is directing the activities.
The Board of Adjustment of Newark, N. J., waived certain restrictions of the zoning law and approved plans for construction of the $300,000 synagogue of the Congregation Ansche Russia. The building will seat 2,000.
The chief violation of the zoning law in the plans was that part of the proposed building was to come to the street line. The law requires a setback. Commissioner Emil Teichner said the synagogue would be an improvement to the neighborhood and that any change in the plans would detract from the beauty of the architecture.
The congregation has occupied its present building for forty years.
A reception in honor of Jacob Rosenthal, newly appointed attache of the Roumanian Legation in the United States, was given in Philadelphia on Sunday under the auspices of the Federation of the United Roumanian Jews of Philadelphia.
Bennett E. Siegelstein, president of the United Roumanian Jews of America, who is heading the Roumanian Bessarabian Reliel Committee, urged the importance of sending immediate relief to Bessarabia. Solomon Sufrin, Herman Speler of New York, and Abraham Hirsh of Philadelphia, addressed the gathering.
A resolution was adopted asking for the amnesty of political prisoners abroad and Czernowitz students.