Detroit, Mich. (Jul. 4)
A decision to inaugurate a new project in Palestine, in order to create opportunities for the orphans at the children’s colony, Meier Shefaya, supported by the Junior Hadassah, was adopted at the annual convention of that organization at its sessions here. The convention voted to acquire a farm at Rabia, near Meier Shefaya, where graduates of the children’s colony may pursue agricultural pursuits. A budget of $7,500 was voted for this project over a period of three years until the farm will become self-supporting.
A Palestine budget of $58,000 was approved and it was decided that the $5,000 surplus remaining from last year be used for emergencies in connection with Palestine activities. A quota of $20,000 was again accepted for the Jewish National Fund.
Miss Frances Lesser of Boston was elected president at the concluding session Wednesday night. Pearl Bernstein of New York, Ruth Meirick of Newark, Lillian Shulman of Chicago and Flora Snyder of Pittsburgh were elected national vice-presidents, and Sarah B. Freed of Brooklyn, treasurer.
A cultural sorority, with emphasis on the study of Hebrew and Jewish literature and history, will be established, according to a decision taken.
The estate of Joseph Bunford Samuel of Philadelphia, who died on January 1, was appraised at $382,696, a figure nearly four times that at which it was estimated when Mr. Samuel’s will was probated. All of his estate, including his residence and property at 1922 South Rittenhouse Square, and in New Jersey, ultimately go to charitable purposes.
Mr. Samuel left 18 annuities to relatives, totaling $12,000 a year, and the remainder of his estate to the National Farm School at Doylestown, as a permanent endowment for the upkeep of the property which he had already given them. His real estate property was bequeathed to the Federation of Jewish Charities, the Jewish Foster Home and the National Farm School.