Discussing plans to be made for a colony in Palestine in honor of Menachim Ussishkin, veteran Zionist leader, Dr. Israel Goldstein, recently elected president of the Jewish National Fund of America, called the colony a “world-wide tribute” to a man whose “uncompromising ideals have been a cornerstone upon which the fund has been able to build.”
“I am indeed happy,” declared Dr. Goldstein, who is rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, New York, “that the first national convention called by the new administration of the fund is to be called to launch America’s tribute to Menachim Ussishkin. Called for Philadelphia on February 18, this conference will initiate the K’far Ussishkin action, a project to establish on Jewish National Fund land in Palestine, a village to bear the name of our great leader, who has given fifty years of service to the cause of Palestin’s upbuilding.” Even the German Jews have helped contribute funds for the colony, Dr. Goldstein said. The colony will be for German Jewish refugees.
Other leaders who paid high tribute to Rabbi Goldstein and praised the colony idea included Louis Lipsky, Mrs. Rose Halprin, Dr. Harris Levine, David Wertheim, Louis Rimsky, Rabbi Wolf Gold and Nelson Ruttenberg.
BORO PARK INSTALLATION
Dr. Harold Weinberg, treasurer of the Hebrew Institute of Boro Park, inducted the new officers of the ladies’ auxiliary last night.
About 100 members witnessed the installation of Mrs. N. Shapiro and Mrs. S. Bienenstock as honorary presidents. Mrs. Fannie H. Feuerstein, president, assumed office with six vice-presidents, Mrs. I. Andror, Mrs. J. C. Heckleman, Mrs. N. Heller, Mrs. W. Weintraub, Mrs. J. Schraeder and Mrs. S. Reich. Financial correspondence and recording secretaries are respectively Mrs. H. Kraushar, Mrs. H. Silver and Mrs. I. Schnur. Mrs. L. Edison is the new treasurer.
Rabbi Joseph Miller of Flatbush, was guest speaker of the evening. Mr. William Weintraub, president of the Institute was also present.
DENVER SANATORIUM CONVENTION
The Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society of Denver will hold its thirtieth annual convention at the Hotel Astor on March 17, 18 and 19.
An exhibit, demonstrating the contributions of the society to the allevation and cure of tuberculosis will be shown. A dinner will be given for the delegates at the Astor on Sunday. Mark Harris, president of the New York Ladies’ Auxiliary, and Philip Diamond, a New York member of the board of directors of the institution, heads the local committee on arrangements.
DISCUSSES CULTURAL STRUGGLE
Roman-Greek culture of the first century was discussed by Dr. Solomon Grayzel, instructor of Jewish History at the Gratz College, Philadelphia, at the Brooklyn Jewish Center last night. This was the first of his series of four lectures on “Judaism and Christianity-A Struggle of Cultures.”
Dr. Grayzel outlined the Jewish point of view, the Jewishness of Paul and the reasons for Christianity’s success, touching also on the roots of anti-Jewishness in the Church.
SCHOOL OF JEWISH WOMAN OPENS BROOKLYN BRANCH
The School of the Jewish Woman, now located at Temple Ansche Chesed at 100th street and West End avenue, opens its first branch at the Ocean Parkway Jewish Center on February 19th. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, mornings, afternoon and evening. Rabbi Jacob Bosniak of the Center will instruct with some of the faculty of the Manhattan school. Registration is now going on. Inquiries can be made through the main office at Temple Ansche Chesed.