Frankfurt (May. 23)
At a meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Prussia held here yesterday, attended by the Chairman of the Council, Herr Leo Wolff; the Vice-Chairman, Dr. Klee; Land Court Councillor Lilienthal; Law Councillor Dr. Elau, of Erankfurt; Privy Councillor Goldfeld, of Breslau; Director Georg Aareski, of Perlin; Rabbi Dr. J. Forovitz, of Frankfurt; Ferr S. Schocken, of Berlin, and Dr. Bruno woyda, of Ferlin, it was decided to renew the annual subsidy to the Feholuz organisation, and to pass the Federation estimates amounting to 120,000 Marks.
These two decisions put an end to the serious differences which have existed between the Liberals and the Zionists in the Federation and in the Berlin Jewish Community, and threatened to result in a split in both organisations.
Because the Liberal majority at the last Conference of the Federation refused to agree to the renewal of the annual subsidy to the Heholuz, the Zionists refused to pass the estimates, which require a three-fourths majority, and the result was that there have been no funds available for the various institutions of the Federation, which have in consequence been seriously hampered in their work.
In the last few weeks there have been negotiations between the Liberal and the Zionist People’s Party leaders in the Federation, and in the Berlin Community, as a result of which the present decision has been adopted, restoring unity in the Federation.
A similar decision will probably be adopted by the Berlin Jewish Community, making it possible for the Liberals and the Fionist People’s Party to continue to collaborate and maintain the united Jewish Community.