The steamer Hilversum, sailing for Leningrad on Monday, June 10, will carry machines valued at $50,000 consigned to Jews in Russia who are being set up in industry by the Ort, the society for the promotion of agriculture and trades among the Jews of Eastern Europe.
The shipment contains 125 sewing, hemstitching, and other machines for home and factory industries, and is the largest single shipment made since the formation of the Ort Tool Supply Company last September. By arrangement with the Soviet government, the machinery enters the country duty free. It will be distributed by Jacob Zegelnitzki, the Russian representative of the Ort, to persons in 30 cities. Another shipment of machines will be made the end of June.
Two hundred European Jewish orphans have been “adopted” by Americans, according to the report of the Guardian Bureau of the American Ort.
Groups in Sunday schools, Councils of Jewish Women and congregations have raised the $50 necessary to provide one child with a year’s training, and have become the corporate guardians of an orphan.
A farewell luncheon was tendered to Professor Harry Torchiner, Professor in Bible at the Hochschule, Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, June 4th, by the Alumni Association of the Jewish Institute of Religion, where Dr. Torchiner was visiting professor of Biblical science and Semitic philology. Members of the Board of Trustees of the Institute, faculty, alumni and student body were present. The speakers included Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the Seminary; Professor Henry Slonimsky, Professor Salo Baron for the faculty and Rabbis Victor Epstein, Marcus Kramer and Maurice J. Bloom.
Dr. Torchiner sailed on the steamer Berengaria for Germany.