recognized present economic condition in the country.”
The convention also voted recognition of the work of James G. McDonald in rehabilitating German Jewish refugees.
The resolution calling upon the British government to increase the number of labor certificates pointed out that the British government has distinguished itself by “humane protest against the barbarous treatment of the Jews in Hitler’s Germanys.”
By its hospitality to Jewish refugees and displaced scholars it has recognized “that all civilized nations must somehow meet the situation to offset this barbarity perpetrated against the Jews in Germany.”
In a report of expenditures, Mrs. Samuel J. Rosensohn, of New York, national treasurer, reported that last year Hadassah sent $310,000 to Palestine toward support of its medical and health work and toward the Jewish National Fund, the Zionist land purchasing agency.
For next year the convention approved budgets totalling $276,000, of which $35,000 is for the Jewish National Fund.
Mrs. Edward Jacobs of New York, was elected president of Hadassah to succeed Mrs. Samuel W. Halprin of New York, who will go to Palestine with her family to make her permanent home. The convention adopted a resolution commending the work of Mrs. Halprin as organization president and, in recognition of her services, ordered her name inscribed in the golden book of the Jewish National Fund.