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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The Division of Education of the Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations offers a course of lectures at a nominal registration fee to be given at the Congregation Emanu-El Community House, 1 East 65th Street, starting November 16 at 10:30 A.M. The first meeting will be devoted to music under the direction of Estelle Liebling. The lectures to follow will include discussions on “The Jewish Drama” by Maurice Schwartz “The Tinder Box of Asia” by George E. Sokolsky, and “The Key to Europe’s Problem” by Eunice H. Avery. Mrs. Morris Jacoby is chairman of the Division of Education and Mrs. David Kass is vice-chairman. The Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations has a membership of about 100,000 women who are actively interested in every phase of community welfare work.


The National Council of Jewish Women, through its presidents, is requesting every Council Section throughout the country to devote its program for December to a discussion of the German Jewish situation. The story of the events in Germany, how the conscience of the world has expressed itself, how the liberal groups have reacted, what Jewry is doing, and what the Council is doing to meet the situation are to be discussed at the monthly meeting. Several Council Sections are making plans to secure fellowships for German women scholars who have lost their positions since the advent of the present German government.


The Women’s League of the United Synagogue, jointly with the United Synagogue of America, is planning a special National Recovery Assembly to be held at the Hotel Commodore on Sunday, November 12. All affiliated sisterhoods are invited to send representatives to discuss the problems arising under the National Recovery Act.


One of the most elaborate events of the Women’s Division campaign for the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, will be a supper-dance at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on December 9. Miss Gertrude Harrison is chairman. A fashion review by Bergdorf-Goodman and Jay-Thorpe and dance music by the Meyer Davis orchestra will be among the attractions.


Wednesday, November 15, has been set aside by Brooklyn Hadassah to collect funds for the Hadassah medical activities in Palestine. It is expected that Hadassah members will act as hostesses to bridge parties in their own homes thereby securing funds without a direct appeal. The Judith Group will hold a bridge on November 8 at the Park Central Hotel in New York for the same purpose.


In order to secure a more effective organization the two Cleveland chapters of Hadassah are making plans to combine. This will enable the handling of the organization’s numerous affairs in such a way that there will be no conflict in either the social, business or cultural meetings. Plans for the merger are now being prepared by a committee chosen from both chapters.

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