Chaim Greenberg, well-known Hebrew thinker and editor of the Jewish Kaempfer, will head one of the largest tourist groups ever to leave on a summer tour of Palestine. The group will sail on the Roma of the Italian Line on July 1. Aboard ship Mr. Greenberg will give a series of lectures on Palestine. The trip was planned by Rosen Palestine-Oriental Tours.
Several other steamships which sailed during the past week carried passengers bound for Palestine. Rabbi I. M. Charlap, prominent Mizrachi leader and president of the Federation of Palestine Jews in New York, sailed on the Majestic. Also sailing on the Majestic were Jacob Benderly, exporter, and Joe Sax, son of the famous silk manufacturer.
The Cunard Line has made attractive and special arrangements with a large number of Jewish steamship ticket agents who are booking fellow religionists for trips to Europe and Palestine. One of these excursions is scheduled to sail on the Berengaria leaving June 29. This excursion is in charge of Charles Fruton, who is well known among Jews, having conducted several successful excursions. Mr. Fruton will take care of all the travel needs of passengers in their overland trip to their destinations in Poland, Roumania or Palestine.
Though Mr. Fruton’s efforts, the Cunard Line has made special arrangements for the observation of the Jewish Dietary Laws, so that they will be provided with strictly Kosher food prepared under the supervision of the Federation of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis.
Accommodation is also made for Jewish passengers for their regular prayers.
Many of the stewards and particularly those serving Kosher food, are of the Jewish faith.
A group sailing on the Conte de Savoia included Herman Sax, prominent Hebrew pedagogue, who will spend the summer in Palestine, Betty Borden and Sam Herringman.