The Jews in Germany are adequately handling their own situation, stated Mrs. Arthur Brin, President of the Council of Jewish Women. “Though while the tenseness in Berlin is very apparent, I was interested to notice that the young people have not lost their courage,” Mrs. Brin told a representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency yesterday. She has just returned from a three month stay abroad.
In discussing the work of the National Council of Jewish Women, which has more than two hundred sections throughout the United States with a membership of about 40,000 women, Mrs. Brin said that the service maintained at the various ports of entry into the country, to give Jewish immigrant aid, had decreased.
The restricting immigration laws while lessening our Port and Dock Service, has overwhelmed us with a large influx of international work, she pointed out.
We are extending immigrant service of another type. We maintain contact between those families who have been separated because of the immigration laws and for the four month period from May to September, 529 new international cases were received at headquarters. On September 1, there were 1,190 international cases active in our files.
Because of the fact that the Boards of Education in several communities have contemplated the elimination of English classes for the adult foreign born for the coming year, the National Council of Jewish Women has advised its various sections throughout the country to “use their influence jointly with other organizations to see that appropriations for this work continue.
“This year,” said Mrs. Brin, “we are planning to strengthen our organization procedure so as to be better able to meet the needs of our community sections.”