Activities of the American Jewish Woman; in Social, Religious, Communal Aspects

The Long Island shore has been the seat of many conferences of Ivriah, the Women’s Division of the Jewish Education Association, this summer. Members of the organization have met bi-weekly with Mrs. Gabriel Hamburger, president of the organization, and Mrs. Max Lazare, chairman of the Kindergarten Fund. Plans for registration rallies throughout the eighteen Ivriah districts are being formulated so as to increase registration in the local religious schools. The Ivriah Dinner Club holds functions on Sunday evenings at the leading inns along the Long Island shore and the proceeds are donated to the Scholarship and Kindergarten funds. The next affair will be held on Sunday evening, August 13th, at the El Patio Royale at Valley Stream. A new link in Ivriah’s chain is now being formed in Woodmere, Long Island.

THE WOMEN’S LEAGUE

The next issue of the publication of the Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America, the “Outlook”, which appears quarterly, will be published as a holiday number. Greetings from the Board members and consituent groups are to be included in this number. Dr. Henry keller will broadcast under the auspices of the League on the topic “The Jewish Woman in the Modern Rejuvenation of Palestine” on Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 from station WINS.

JUNIOR HADASSAH CONVENTION

The Junior Hadassah will hold its tenth annual national convention in Chicago during August 27th-29th at the Palmer House. A special excursion from New York is being arranged for those who plan to attend. Members of the Junior Hadassah group in Chicago will act as hostesses at the convention.

WORLD CONGRESS OF WOMEN

At the International Congress of Women which was held in Chicago during the week of July 16, Mrs. Arthur Brin, president of the National Council of Jewish Women, was given the honor of presiding at a morning session. The Congress was held under the auspices of the National Council of Women of which the National Council of Jewish Women is a constituent organization. Among the recommendations adopted at the Congress was one submitted by Mrs. Ignace J. Reis, of Chicago, representing the National Council of Jewish Women, to the effect that the Council cooperate in every way “with all sincere efforts to ameliorate the conditions of Jews and other groups in Germany.”

SCHOOL OF JEWISH WOMEN

Plans for the curriculum of the first term of “The School of the Jewish Woman”, which has been organized by the New York chapter of Hadassah, have been completed. Dr. Shalom Spiegal will deliver six lectures on Hebrew literature, Rabbi Arthur Neulander will give a course in the history of Zionism. A survey of Jewish customs and ceremonies will be given by Dr. David de Sola Pool. Courses in Jewish history will be given by Mrs. Emanuel Halpern, Dr. Dora Askowith and Dr. Nima H. Adlerblum. Mrs. Leah L. Golob will conduct classes in the Hebrew language. The classes will be held at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, 2 West 70th Street.

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