Chicago (Apr. 15)
A sum of $6,000 as a maintenance fund for two years for the Jerusalem branch of the Hebrew University library was voted by the Administration Committee of the Independent Drder B’nai B’rith which was in session here on Sunday under the chairmanship of Alfred M. Cohen, president of the Order. The sessions were held at the Covenant Club.
The sum will be forwarded to the Palestine lodge of the I. O. B. B., to be applied toward the maintenance of the Jerusalem Library, which is housed in the B’nai B’rith building. The grant was made at the request of Dr. Judalisity, when it appeared that Jerusalem residents objected to the removal of the library to the Wolfsohn Memorial Building on Mount Scopus. Arrangements are under way to continue the Jerusalem library as a branch of the Hebrew University library, with books made available at both libraries.
Following an experiment of three months, the Administration Committee decided to delegate permanently a Jewish social worker at the Mayo Brothers clinic at Rochester, Minnesota, to minister to the needs of the large number of Jewish patients at the clinic. This step was originally taken at the request of the Mayo brothers.
A meeting of the Anti-defamation League, the branch of the I. O. B. B working for the protection of the Jewish name, will be held here today.
The finance committee of the Wider Scope Committee is to be enlarged to
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twenty members, an increase of fifteen, according to a decision of the Administration Committee. A national convention of the Wider Scope Committee was set for early next fall.
The educational program of the Wider Scope Committee is to be extended and intensified, it was determined. The art exhibit being shown throughout the country is now on display in District No. 3, it was reported.
Seven hundred Chicago members of the I. O. B. B. lodges attended the finals of the Hillel Foundation debating championship held Sunday night. The teams representing the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin met at the Covenant Club to contest for the championship, which went to the Wisconsin team by a verdict of the three judges, Circuit Court Judge Hugo M. Friend. Municipal Judge Samuel Heiler and S. D. Schwartz, director of the Sinai Social Center. The subject debated was: “Resolved, that the present colonization project in Russia will lead to a solution of the Jewish problem in that country.”
Maurice Levine, Sydney Leshin and George Laikin represented Wisconsin for the second time and won the cup for the second time and won the cup for the second time. Joseph F. Grossman, president of the Covenant Club, presented the cup, which is awarded by the Covenant Club. Mary Goldstein, Stanley Katcher and Louis Sutin represented the Illinois Foundation. Fred Bernstein, chairman of the Sixth District I. O. B. B. Hillel Committee, presided.
Representatives of the six Hillel Foundations, except California, attended a session held here and decided to hold a national Hillel oratory contest every year. The next one will take place at the University of Illinois at Champaign. They will be held on the second Sunday in the year. Prizes totalling $200 will be awarded. Student presidents of the six Hillel Foundations formed a national organization of their own and will meet annually. No officers were named.
Members of the Administration Committee present at the Committee’s sessions were President Alfred M. Coben, Dr. Boris D. Bogen, Secretary. Henry Monsky, of Omaha; Archibald Marx New Orleans; Jacob Singer, Philedelphia and Joseph Feiblman, Indianapolis. Directors of the Hillel Foundations present at the meeting were Rabbi Samuel Baron of West Virginia University; Dr. A. I. Sacker, of the University of Illinois: Rabbi Solomon Landsman University of Wisconsin; Dr. Lee J. Levinger, Ohio State University; Dr. A. H. Fink. University of Michigan; Rabbi Isadore Hoffman. Cornell University.