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Mrs. Friend Reelected National Council President; Convention Plans to Enlarge Usefulness

Mrs. Joseph E. Friend, of New Orleans, was reelected president of the National Council of Jewish Women for the next triennial period at the twelfth triennial convention of the Council, which closed here. Other officers who were elected are Mrs. Alvin L. Bauman, first vice-president; Mrs. Arthur Brin of Minneapolis, second vice-president; Mrs. Sydney Cone of Pikesville, Md., third vice-president; Mrs. Nathan Eisenmann of New Orleans, treasurer; Mrs. I. K. E. Prager of Boston, recording secretary, and Mrs. Estelle M. Sternberger of New York, executive secretary.

The new members of the Board of Directors are: Mrs. Joseph M. Welt of Detroit, for a three years term, and the following for a six year term: Mrs. Victor J. Greenebaum of Cincinnati, Mrs. Jules Hart of Yonkers, N. Y., Miss Hannah Hirshberg of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Raymond M. Kaufmann of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Leo Schwartz of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. E. R. Sugarman of Vancouver, B. C., Mrs. Milton T. Weil of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Alexander Wolf of Washington, D. C.

One of the most important decisions of the Convention was the adoption of a recommendation submitted by the Committee on Program and Organization, of which Mrs. M. C. Sloss of San Francisco, an honorary vice-president of the national body, was chairman, which provided for the centralization of the three offices of the organization, namely, of the Executive Secretary, the Department of Immigrant

Aid and Immigrant Education and the Department of Farm and Rural Work, which are now being maintained at different addresses in New York City. Another recommendation submitted by this Committee was adopted, authorizing a nation-wide appeal for funds for the program of the National Council of Jewish Women. Upon the recommendation of Mrs. Frances D. Pollak of New York City, national chairman of the Department of Vocational Guidance and Employment, which had been created by the convention at Washington, D. C., in 1926, the convention decided upon the enlargement of its program and service.

Following the report of Mrs. Estelle M. Sternberger, the Council delegate to the World Conference of Jewish Women at Hamburg, last June, the delegates voted in favor of the affiliation of the National Council of Jewish Women with the World Organization of Jewish Women, established at the Hamburg conference.

Special resolutions were adopted by the convention signalizing Mrs. Sternberger’s ten years of service as Executive Secretary of the National Council of Jewish Women. Various other resolutions were adopted, bearing upon the several fields of activity sponsored, nationally and locally.

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