J. D. B. News Letter

Beginning with Wednesday, June 26, Detroit Jews will be witnesses to a most active fortnight, marked by three conventions. On that day the fortieth annual convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis will open for a 6-day session. The first convention of the conference, 40 years ago, was also held in Detroit.

Following this convention, on Sunday, June 30, will commence the thirty-second annual sessions of the Zionist Organization of America, and on Tuesday, July 2, will open the annual convention of Junior Hadassah. Hotel Statler, where all three conventions will be held, will be a busy meeting-place.

On Thursday, June 27, Avukah, collegiate Zionist federation, will open its fourth annual convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Rabbis’ convention will be preceded, on Tuesday, by a meeting of the executive committee of the Central Conference. In addition to the regular program of the convention, which will include discussions of many religious problems, special sessions will be devoted to memorial meetings on Moses Mendelssohn’s bi-centennary and to reviews of archaeological work in Palestine and the work among Falashas. Under the direction of Dr. Leo M. Franklin and Rabbi Leon Fram, arrangements were made. A banquet will be held at Franklin Hills Country Club on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Hebrew Union College Alumni Association on Saturday evening. Both the Phoenix Club and the Franklin Hills Country Club are tendering the courtesies of their organizations to delegates and their ladies during the convention.

The chairmen of committees are: Melville S. Welt, Adolph Finsterwald, Mrs. Joseph M. Welt, Mrs. Max May, Mrs. Ida E. Ermann, Mrs. Sol A. Wolff, Joseph A. Hartman, Mrs. Morris Rand and Mrs. Irving F. Hirschman.

The convention committee in charge of preparations for the annual Zionist convention, with Israel Zilber as chairman, has arranged for a number of functions. The delegates will be officially welcomed at a reception on Saturday evening, and on Wednesday morning there will be a tour of the city. The convention will be greeted by Mayor John C. Lodge and Governor Fred W. Green, by Hon. John Cameron, British Consul, Rabbi A. M. Hershman and Philip Slomovitz, president of the Zionist District of Detroit. A reception committee which will greet the delegates is headed by Morris H. Zackheim.

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A feature of the convention will be the exhibition at the J. L. Hudson Co. Art Galleries of the works of Leopold Pilichowski. His painting of the opening of the Hebrew University at Jerusalem by the Earl of Balfour will be shown.

Avukah’s convention will be greeted officially, on behalf of the University of Michigan, by Professor William H. Worrell of the Semitics department. A feature of the convention will be the annual Avukah dinner on Friday evening, June 28.

The B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation will serve as headquarters for the Avukah Convention.

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