Under the leadership of the Brookline Zionist Organization, a large and impressive Herzl memorial meeting has been arranged for this evening, at the summer resort, Nantasket Beach. The guest of honor will be Jacob de Haas, distinguished biographer, Zionist, historian and at one time secretary to Dr. Herzl. Other speakers include the outstanding Zionist leaders of New England: Mrs. Jennie Loitman Barron, president of the Women’s division of the American Jewish Congress; Alexander Brin, of the Boston Jewish Advocate; G. Augustus Holzman; Judge Jacob J. Kaplan; I. J. Lowe, author of “The Romance of Palestine” and “The Romance of the Bible”; Rabbi Joseph Shalom Shubow; Coleman Silbert, and Judge Francis S. Wyner. Samuel B. Finkel, president of the Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, will preside and Cantor Sol Fuchs of Temple Kehillath Israel, Brookline, will chant the El Maleh Rahamim.
The Brookline Zionist Organization is the largest single Zionist unit in New England and consists of some of the most prominent men of the community.
The American Jewish Congress opened a branch New England office in Boston a few weeks ago under the direction of Rabbi Shubow. Congress meetings have been held not only in Boston proper but in some fifteen of the neighboring suburban districts. Contacts have also been established by the director and the president of the Women’s Division, Mrs. Jennie Loitman Barron, and the president of the Men’s Organization, Samuel Kalesky, with more than fifty communities throughout New England. There are to date more than three thousand individuals directly affiliated with Congress activities.
German-Jewish relief work is being continued. The officers are Rabbi Harry Levi; David Watchmaker, treasurer; Jacob Wiseman, secretary. To date about $31,000 has been raised.
The Associated Jewish Philanthropies, of which the president is Louis E. Kirstein, and Dr.Ben M. Selekman executive director, announces camp facilities for children in dire need of vacation and special health supervision. One camp is called Country Week and is located at Beverly, Mass. It contains sixty-seven anemic and undernourished girls. Another is Camp Chebacco in Essex, Mass., which contains forty-five boys who have been enjoying a three-weeks vacation and will be followed by two contingents each of which will enjoy a vacation of the same period. Others who require extra care have been sent for a three-weeks vacation to a convalescent camp at Halifax. Funds for the latter have been made possible by the Arleen Grandberg Memorial presided over by Mrs. Marion Grandberg. This camp has been made available by Mrs. Aaron Hailparn, who will be in charge of the camp program. This is the second summer that the Halifax camp has been of assistance to the Associated Jewish Philanthropies under the supervision of the Child Welfare Association.
Last week Dr. Shlomo Bardin of New York, author of “Pioneer Youth in Palestine,” was the guest at a private gathering at the summer home of a leading Boston attorney and distinguished bibliophile, Lee M. Friedman. The meeting was arranged by Mr. Friedman and Mrs. Esther M. Andrews, member of the Governor’s Council.
Cantor H. Schulsinger, who had been cantor at Temple Beth El, Fowler Street, Dorchester, for five years, has now answered the call of congregation Ohabei Shalom in Buffalo.