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

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A goal of $500,000 to be raised by women from women, is the aim of the Women’s Division of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies in the campaign for $4,200,000 to fill the needs of Federation during the coming year.

The volunteer workers, numbering nearly 800 women, are working in three divisions. The Red Division, consisting of eight teams, each of which has a quota of $10,000, is under the command of Mrs. Alfred A. Cook. The White Division, headed by Mrs. Arthur Lehman, has twelve teams, each with a quota of $5,000. Mrs. Joseph Brettauer and Mrs. Irwin Untermyer share the command of the Blue Division, composed of twenty-one teams, each of which is to raise $2,500.

In addition to the direct solicitation of funds for the 1933 campaign, a number of money-raising events have already been planned by various teams of the Women’s Division. On Long Island, the Great Neck group, of which Mrs. Jerome I. Udell is in charge, will hold a “Minute” luncheon on November 15, and on November 22, the Rockaway group, under the leadership of Mrs. Edwin Sommerich, will hold a similar affair.


The Seventh Biennial Conference of the Pennsylvania State Federation of Temple Sisterhoods will open in Scranton today and continue until Tuesday. The theme of the conference will be “Modern Jewish Education” as it affects the youth movement, the child and the sisterhood. It will be discussed at the symposium to be held Monday afternoon, at which time Dr. Harry L. Comins, of Cincinnati, editor of the Youth Leader, will speak on “The Trend of Modern Jewish Education”, Mrs. Hiram Hirsch of Philadelphia, state chairman of religious schools, will address the delegates on “Do Our Modern Religious Schools Meet the Modern Challenge?” and Mrs. Irvin B. Rubin of Harrisburg, state chairman of the Young Folks’ Temple League, will speak on “Jewish Education and the Youth Movement.”

A banquet will be tendered the delegates tomorrow evening at which Mrs. Isaiah G. Rosenthal of Scranton will preside. Mrs. F. Dilsheimer, honorary president of the organization, will speak on “Peace.” A one-act play under the direction of Miss Gladys Kleman of Scranton will be presented. Dr. Abraham Sachar, professor of history at the University of Illinois, will speak on the “Ifs That Changed Jewish History.”

The Pennsylvania State Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, of which Mrs. Max Grumbacher is president, consists of twenty-two sisterhoods which comprise a membership of two thousand women.


The National Council of Jewish Women sent a telegram of congratulations to President Roosevelt upon the occasion of his invitation to Russia to commence negotiations for recognition. The Council has been cooperating with the Russian Red Cross Societies in Moscow and New York for a number of years, assisting in the solution of many problems concerning Jewish families with relatives in the United States.

Because of the recent provision made by the Federal Relief Administration to provide employment for needy unemployed teachers, the National Council of Jewish Women in a number of local sections, such as Trenton, Perth Amboy and Haverhill, Mass., are making surveys of persons in need of naturalization aid. Classes are being organized in these communities. Such work is important at this time, especially since the inauguration of the Public Works Act, which stipulates that only those persons who have first papers or are fully naturalized will be permitted to work on public works.


The Women’s Association of the American Ort has taken tomorrow evening’s performance of “Men in White” at the Broadhurst Theatre, as the first project in a series to aid the German Jews. The proceeds of this theatre party will go directly for the constructive relief of the Jews in Germany. The committee in charge of the theatre party is headed by Mrs. Henry Hesterberg, wife of the Borough President of Brooklyn, and includes Mrs. Florence R. Dolowitz, Mrs. May Lieberman, Mrs. Winifred Travis, Dr. Anna P. Boudin and others.


Ivriah, the Women’s Division of the Jewish Education Association, is holding a theatre party tomorrow evening at the Yiddish Art Theatre for the performance of “The Wise Men of Chelm.” The entire theatre has been bought out for the occasion and the proceeds will go toward the Ivriah Scholarship and Kindergarten Funds.

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